Coronado Cloud Gateway

The Coronado Gateway has been designed for businesses that require access to Cloud or Object Storage using a traditional Windows or NFS protocols. The Coronado Gateway is equivalent to any other Windows or Linux NAS appliance including joining Active Directory or LDAP for local security. Unlike other NAS appliances, Coronado allows users access to the Centos 7 instance to run native Linux Applications, setup security or send data directly to cloud over the local /s3 mount point. The Coronado Gateway does not write objects in a proprietary format. The file in the cloud will be in the same format as on the ground. All that is required is the bucket or blob credentials and the endpoint address of the S3 Storage and the Coronado Gateway may be deployed in less than 15-minutes. The Coronado Cloud Gateway is highly integrated with Active Directory adding user authentication and access control ACL’s to your Cloud Storage environment. ACL’s are only recognized by BridgeSTOR products. After connecting to a share, users or current applications may use a simple drive letter from Windows or Linux/Unix environments to easily read or write to Cloud Storage while newer S3 Applications may also read/write to the same files.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway supports the S3, SMB and NFS protocols allowing users of existing applications to easily access Cloud Storage. When using multiple Coronado NAS instances, the BridgeSTOR software creates a single name space allowing for access to your cloud data anywhere in the world.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway supports multiple clouds providers including Amazon, Backblaze, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, RSTOR and Wasabi to name a few. Coronado also has the ability to support Multiple Clouds or multiple regions within a Cloud Vendor.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway supports supports the Amazon S3 API. Object Storage that supports the Amazon S3 protocol should work seamless with Coronado. The Coronado Gateway may also talk to multiple Object Storage nodes with a multi-threaded round robin protocol. This allows for high-speed performance.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway like any other Windows Servers fully integrates with Microsoft Active Directory not only for user authentication but also for full file based ACL control. The BridgeSTOR Active Directory support allows existing applications and Folder access to be the same as Folder access from on-premise storage. All metadata on files are also kept, modify date and time, owner, group etc.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway, like any other Linux servers allows support for internal Linux applications. A Cloud Bucket is mounted as a single mount point in Linux i.e. /s3. This mount point is approximately 90% POSIX compatible and should run most local applications. The only difference is the data is stored in the cloud not in the local Linux Storage.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway provides XTS AES-256-bit Military Grade Encryption. All data is encrypted prior to being sent over the wire and is stored encrypted in the cloud. XTS encryption is a sophisticated multi-key encryption which extends the AES industry standard. The Administrator creates and maintains an encryption phrase with the second key generated by an internal BridgeSTOR algorithm guaranteeing two files that are the same will be encrypted differently.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway is stateless. The only data stored in the instance are the Bucket Name, Bucket Keys and timeout values, all other data is stored in the Cloud Bucket. A new Coronado instance and data availability may be brought up in minutes.

Multiple Coronado Cloud Gateway instances may sit behind a Load Balancer. If a Coronado instance fails, the load balance may easily send it’s data to another Coronado instance.

The Coronado Cloud Gateway is shipped standard as a Virtual Machines (OVF) and currently supports VMware, Nutanix, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, Linux KVM and Amazon AMI’s. An ISO image is available for companies that want to use their own hardware for running the Coronado Cloud Gateway