The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools”

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Now that we have ECS up & running we have a look how to combine it with EMC Isilon and use Cloud Pools. ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? Part 2 – Elastic Cloud Storage Setup Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” (this part) Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering The Why of Cloud Pools? Just to recall what are Cloud Pools I have to explain Smart Pools first. Smart Pools are a policy-based fully automated tiering mechanism of the Isilon system to tier files between different node types. You can use it to move cold data with a file policy like “last access >6 month ago” from fast flash-based nodes (S-Nodes) to NL-SAS based nodes (NL-Nodes). Now Cloud Pools extend this mechanism and leverage the Elastic Cloud Storage system like an additional tier. As […]