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CloudArray can support multiple caches simultaneously, and each cache can be sized to support a full copy of data, a percentage of the most recently accessed data, or none of the data. As a result, users can customize a hybrid cloud storage environment that meets their varying requirements. Further features include an in-cloud snapshot scheduler, encryption, disaster recovery, a bandwidth scheduler and the ability to support multiple clouds or migrate between them. CloudArray licenses begin at $99/month. It can be implemented as either a virtual or a physical appliance on premise.

“Typically, customers concerned about privacy regulations and sensitive personal data are most interested in supporting an all private cloud model, whereas companies most concerned with costs and resources (i.e. for maintenance and management) are more supportive of an all public cloud model,” said Nicos Vekiarides, CEO and Co-Founder at TwinStrata. “TwinStrata natively supports both SAN and NAS protocols simultaneously, making it suitable for multiple use cases from a single appliance.”


Storage automation is a major requirement in making the hybrid cloud concept work. IBM is seeking to answer that need with a software defined storage offering known as IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC). It is a storage virtualization and data management platform that helps users transition to cloud storage with the promise of no rip and replace. It is said to be able to manage and protect heterogeneous storage environments. IBM can provide the underlying storage or manage the arrays of other providers.

It is integrated and comes with a range of IBM storage software tools. This includes IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, the remote-mirroring and FlashCopy capabilities of IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC), and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager. It supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol and has reporting based on IBM Cognos. It also has the ability to perform automated discovery and provisioning of file systems by utilizing IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified.

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