Cloud-based infrastructure is becoming increasingly appealing to customers due to the benefits offered by its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage in the cloud offers significantly reduced operational expenses, greater reliability, availability, and efficiency than off-the-shelf, commodity storage. Furthermore, intrinsic design solutions, lower capital expenses, and voluminous deployment make cloud integration a compelling proposition.
However, before deploying their infrastructure to the cloud, enterprise storage vendors need to ensure that their products conform to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, and Azure.
This paper takes a broad look at how companies can resolve the technical challenges involved in deploying storage to the cloud. A glimpse at the areas discussed in the paper can be found below:
- Storage in the Cloud
- Block and Object Strategies
- Integration Approach
- CEPH Integration