Global File System

Enterprises and large institutions must often manage complex document workflow between multiple locations. Cloud Storage offers the advantage of a convenient central location for data storage but lacks file system options for securely sharing files and their metadata. In other words, it’s important for a file that is opened and modified in one location to be immediately available in a different location once the file is closed. Another challenge occurs when a user edits a file in one city, thereby denying access to others trying to work on the same file. BridgeSTOR resolves these issues with file versioning and soft file deletion, allowing each change to be saved independently.

The BridgeSTOR File System allows for easy file viewing from any location on the planet. Once a Coronado Cloud Storage Server is deployed, it receives most of its parameters from the Cloud Storage environment. The Coronado Cloud Gateway immediately allows user to participate with other users in the global namespace. Combining this Global File View with Active Directory authentication to achieve a secure and easily manageable global namespace environment.

BridgeSTOR allows true global access to all of your files stored in the Cloud. The Coronado Cloud Gateway combined with Active Directory or LDAP authentication allows users to securely and easily manage all data from any corporate location. As a file is modified in one location, it’s possible to actually see the file size grow in another location. Once the file is closed, it becomes immediately available to all Coronado Cloud Gateway’s. No metadata replication or special handling is required as all data is returned in real time.

The Brooklyn Cloud Edge Cache saves all metadata while sending it to the Cloud Storage. The BridgeSTOR Environment leverages the durability of Cloud Storage to maintain all of the its metadata. Other Brooklyn Cloud Edge caches can determine if their current cached directory is out of date with the cloud. It will then rebuild all the metadata based on the current cloud storage. This allows data to easily be written in one location and read in another.