BridgeSTOR has always had a strong relationship with Amazon. BridgeSTOR’s Coronado V-NAS Global View Manager and Coronado V-NAS Global Access Point have been configured into the Amazon AMI environment. AMIs from Amazon are pre-packaged Virtual Machines that can be purchased from the Amazon AWS Marketplace http://aws.amazon.com/marketplace. Without writing a single REST API call, Coronado AMIs allow existing EC2 virtual machines to easily connect and utilize S3 storage as an unlimited amount of inexpensive storage.
The Cloud is no different than corporate environments. Amazon S3 allows substantial savings for storing data in the Cloud. Amazon also has multiple regions and multiple locations to access corporate Virtual Machines. VPN technology allows these Virtual Machines to be accessed from remote locations and non-cloud environments. The Coronado V-NAS Global View Manager and Coronado V-NAS Global Access Points permit this data to be accessed from inside or outside the Cloud.
The Coronado AMI Enterprise Version includes three AMIs – the Coronado V-NAS Global View Manager AMI and two Coronado V-NAS Global Access Point AMIs. The Enterprise Version has been designed to allow a global file view and file access for all AMIs in the corporate environment, whether located in the Cloud or in remote locations. The Coronado V-NAS Global View Manager, like its cousin on land, must be created first. The Coronado V-NAS Global View Manager offers users a global namespace, global hash table and global ACL support for all Coronado V-NAS Global Access Points. Once configured and operational, single or multiple Coronado V-NAS Global Access Points may be created. The Coronado V-NAS Global Access Points are stateless and get most parameters from Amazon S3. Once configured, the Coronado V-NAS Global Access Point may be turned on and is immediately available for global access for existing EC2 Virtual Machines. This allows true global access to Amazon S3’s unlimited and durable storage.
The Coronado AMI Standalone Version includes the Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point. This product has been designed for organizations that require S3 access from a single region or that do not require a global namespace. The Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point will allow multiple EC2 instances to access S3 storage. Once the Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point has been configured, existing EC2 instances may easily access S3 storage via NFS, SMB or iSCSI protocols.