EMC ECS

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 […]

EMC ECS

Elastic Cloud Storage – it´s not the type of cloud storage you would think at first!

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ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? (this part) Part 2 – ECS Setup Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering Introduction – what is ECS?: Well first of all I tell you what it isn´t – it is not the type of cloud storage where you put your data to a place you don´t know. That´s not why it is called Cloud Storage. It is called Cloud Storage because you can consume storage like you would out of the cloud: inexpensive – without throwing around with the numbers, but comparable or below the prices of all those cloud storage providers out there scalability – you will never run out of storage in the cloud, neither you will with a ECS. Scale to Peta- and Exabytes. agile – if you need […]