Elastic Cloud Storage – How to set up the community edition

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In the first blog post we had a look what ECS is. Now let´s see how to setup the software-only community edition of EMC Elastic Cloud Storage. ECS series index: Part 1 – What is ECS? Part 2 – ECS Setup (this part) Part 3 – The Why and the How of “Elastic Cloud Storage + Isilon = Cloud Pools” Part 4 – ECS + Cloud Array = Cloud Tiering To play around with ECS we have two ways: Easy Mode: Get a ECS Testdrive Link Hard Mode: Setup your own ECS Community Edition

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 […]