Cloud storage has numerous advantages such as a lower cost of ownership, embedded disaster recovery and multi-site access. These advanced Cloud Functions come at a cost – namely latency. The overhead of the REST S3 protocol combined with slower communication lines to the cloud slow down cloud processing. Users are frustrated saving files as the hour glass blinks on the screen longer. To overcome these challenges, BridgeSTOR has created the Cloud Storage Edge Cache.
The Cloud Storage Edge Cache has been designed to eliminate performance issues by acting as a sophisticated HTML S3 edge cache. Traditional edge cache devices only save HTML header content so similar requests are handled closer to the users and users have less interaction with web servers. The Cloud Storage Edge Cache is “S3 REST Aware” so the content sent and returned from the Cloud Storage will be cached closer to the users. Sophisticated background threads move the data to Cloud Storage reducing latency for all users. The BridgeSTOR Cloud Storage Servers communicate with the Cloud Storage Edge Cache allowing for quick access to frequently accessed files and the Coronado View Manager is used to lock other Cloud Servers from the file data until all data successfully arrives into the Cloud Storage.