The Coronado Cloud Storage Server has been designed for businesses that require S3, Windows File Share, NFS or FTP Access to cloud storage. The Coronado Cloud Storage Server is like any other Linux server by joining Active Directory and running Linux Applications with the only difference being the data is written to Cloud Storage not local disk. The Coronado Cloud Storage Server’s main purpose is to accelerates and/or translates S3 and file based protocols into Cloud Storage. The Cloud Storage Server combined with hi-speed disk helps reduce user latency as background threads move the data into the Cloud Storage. The Coronado Cloud Storage Server extends Servers to use Cloud Storage for user collaboration or backup applications that require fast transfers to archive data into Cloud Storage. All that is required is the bucket/blob credentials and the endpoint address of the storage device. Simple to Install, the Coronado Cloud Storage Server may be deployed in less than 30-minutes.
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server is highly integrated with Active Directory adding user authentication and access control ACL’s to your Cloud Storage environment. After connecting to a share, users or current applications may use a simple drive letter from Windows or Linux/Unix environments to easily read or write to Cloud Storage while newer S3 Applications may also read/write to the same files.
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server supports S3, SMB, NFS and SFTP protocols which allows users with S3 or existing applications to easily access cloud storage. When using multiple Cloud Servers, the BridgeSTOR Global View Manager creates a single name space allowing access to cloud data anywhere in the world.
Active Directory Integration
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server like any other server fully integrates with Microsoft Active Directory not only for user authentication but also for full file based ACL control. BridgeSTOR has added additional REST API’s allowing third party S3 applications to also support Active Directory. For example, the BridgeSTOR mobile Apps all login via Active Directory and do not require a access key and secret key for each user.
Run Applications on The Cloud Server
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server, like any other Linux server allows support for internal applications. The only difference is that data is stored directly to Cloud Storage. For Example, the Veeam Backup Agent runs inside the Server and sends backup data directly to the Cloud without any modifications.
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server internal Hi-Speed Cache to reduces latency to Cloud Storage. Once data has been successfully written to disk a successful response is immediately returned to the application while background threads send data directly to the Cloud Storage. All reads are returned from the Hi-Speed Cache allowing for fast recovery while saving cloud recovery costs.
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server provides XTS AES-256-bit Military Grade Encryption. All data is encrypted prior to being sent over the wire and is stored encrypted in the cloud. XTS encryption is a sophisticated multi-key encryption which extends the AES industry standard. With XTS, the Administrator creates and maintains the encryption key while the second key is generated by an internal algorithm. Both keys are never stored in the cloud or by BridgeSTOR.
Hi-Speed Disk Cache
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server allows frequently accessed files to be kept on a local disk cache for accelerated cloud recovery and reduced storage fees. BridgeSTOR does not charge for disk caching and the disk cache size and type (SSD or SATA) may also be defined by the Administrator.
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server supports file versioning over by automatically moving all deleted and modified files to a Global Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin is exported to Windows Explorer allowing users to easily recovery files with Microsoft Previous Versions. NFS users may easily navigate the Recycle Bin with standard tools to locate and recover files.
Data Reduction Features
Data Reduction is a powerful disk savings by reducing the amount of data transferred and the amount of storage saved in the cloud storage. The Coronado Cloud Storage Server may be configured to use Single File Instance and/or Compression. Single File Instance tracks duplicate files in the Cloud Storage and will keep only one copy and combined with file based compression will traditionally yield up to a 30% savings on cloud storage. Both features are optional as some data does not compress or the overhead for the savings is not acceptable for day to day processing.
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server includes a easy set it and forget it web based GUI compatible with all industry standard web browsers. Remote Desktop is also implemented allowing Administrators to easily access and manage the appliances.
Virtual Machine Support
The Coronado Cloud Storage Server is shipped standard as Virtual Machines (OVF or VHD) and currently support VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Linux KVM and Amazon AMI’s.