Intersect360 Research is out with a new whitepaper this week entitled: “Solving Big Data Problems with Private Cloud Storage.” The paper includes a case study on University of Leicester, which used Panasas ActiveStor to deploy a private cloud.
For private storage clouds to be effective, they must address several essential elements, including:
- Aggregation: Resources are pooled to leverage economies of scale in capacity and performance.
- Capacity on demand: Cloud solutions need to be able to scale dynamically to meet sudden increases in demand without negatively affecting performance, transparency, or ease of use for all other users.
- Resource allocation: Cloud resources need to be elastic to reallocate resources among users and groups according to demand, preference, and priority.
- Accounting: Organizations need tracking and prioritization mechanisms to handle the sharing of resources.
Panasas, an established provider of high-performance storage solutions for demanding HPC environments, has technology and expertise for designing solutions that address the essentials of these private storage clouds.
In this video, Panasas Chief Marketing Officer, Barbara Murphy, explains how Panasas® ActiveStor™ parallel storage appliances perfectly support private cloud implementations.