Many of these workloads encounter two issues that prevent them from running natively in the cloud. First, because the performance requirement is too high. And second, because redesigning the application would be too costly or time consuming.
Shared storage has been an enabling technology for so many applications over the past 30 years, and it continues to evolve. It began in early SCSI-based systems from EMC & IBM, and today it uses modern systems with FC interfaces and NVMe storage. Ultimately, shared storage continues to be a key enabling technology for modern applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics, real-time batch support, Internet of Things (IoT), virtualization, and disaster recovery. Now, shared storage is key in hybrid-cloud models.
Unstructured data is growing at exponential rates for enterprises of all types. File-based storage has typically been housed on Windows file servers, dedicated NAS appliances, or now in the cloud with services such as Google Drive, DropBox, and Microsoft OneDrive.
Object storage is a type of storage that treats each file as an object without concern for a filesystem structure. Examples of this are Hitach HCP, Dell EMC Atmos, IBM Cleversafe, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Amazon S3, and Microsoft Blob Storage
File storage structure is hierarchical, often on a dedicated NAS device or cloud file service such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, or Nasuni cloud file storage.
Hypershift helps our clients define storage requirements and identify the right cloud or data center solution to store data with performance, availability, and redundancy in mind.
We also help our clients migrate data between platforms when needed.
BC/DR solutions from Hypershift give our customers peace of mind knowing that in the event of a failure, their critical systems can be up and running in minutes.
Our disaster recovery consultants are versed in applications, infrastructure, public clouds, and the overarching principles of disaster recovery. Using this experience, we help our clients develop modern DR workflows and update outdated ones.
A well-designed BC/DR plan enables your organization to access critical systems in the event of a disaster, whether it be a logical disaster such as an application failure, regional disaster such as a hurricane, or social disturbance such as we’ve seen in early summer 2020.
Block storage has evolved.
From old SCSI-based systems in the early 90’s to today’s Fibre-Channel NVMe systems, block storage is an enabling technology for high performance applications, virtualization, and disaster recovery. Newer block storage solutions enable hybrid-cloud scenarios which carry many benefits, including:
We also offer block storage solutions that are delivered as a service, without the need for high-cost capital expense or complex forecasting.