ParaScale Powers Carpathia Cloud Storage
This week, the cloud storage software startup ParaScale (www.parascale.com) issued a statement highlighting the involvement of its product as a key component of the storage piece of cloud cloud storage offerings Carpathia.
Carpathia Chief Technology Officer Jon Greaves says the company began its commitment to ParaScale this time last year, participate in closed beta for the product, then the open beta. ParaScale became generally available in April 2009, and the Carpathia cloud platform launched in June – and to support about a dozen active clients – with ParaScale as a key component.
According to the press release ParaScale, Carpathia evaluated a long list of technologies when building your solution of clouds, and brought a clear set of criteria for the process.
There are several important points between the criteria, said Greaves, the first of which was directed by ParaScale capacity to be deployed in just about any type of server hardware. This allowed the Carpathia to do your own benchmarking and construction of a storage system capable of reaching a broad scale.
“If you take a picture of 24-slot with 1.5 or 2 units TerraByte” said Greaves, “you can get the rules of petabytes of storage very quickly.” Carpathia says has reached 20 petabytes of storage across nine data centers, at this point.
The software also does not require ParaScale custom OS image, and can run on Red Hat or CentOS, Carpathia allowing other applications to operate on the same hardware store files in the clouds. The company has used this circumstance to implement a virus protection system in the cloud storage hardware, together with a system that allows servers to act as storage CDN origin servers, with a layer of content delivery infrastructure unnecessary .
Perhaps most important – especially given the nature of the customers of Nicholas, who tend to be companies or government agencies, rather than developers or types of Web 2.0 – the fact that ParaScale provides a file system that may appear as a standard piece of operating system, rather than requiring the use of an API, or any tinkering with the applications.
“When a developer or user of Web 2.0 type would be ready to go using an API or recode the application or use a web interface to push the files in the cloud,” said Greaves, “customers who just want to use the storage. They do not want the headache. ”
Carpathia because it emphasizes hybrid solutions that combine the infrastructure of storage clouds and pieces of specialized infrastructure, the company also has to provide a cloud storage system that works well with virtual and dedicated systems at the same time. “Carpathia block storage,” said Greaves, may present as a NAS device, and is used as common storage for both servers and current cloud physical servers.
“Service providers seeking to offer cloud services to their customers need to solve the hype and understand the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions,” said Cameron Bahar, founder and CTO of ParaScale, as quoted in the press release from the company . “Carpathia Hosting wisely pursued a strategy of provider assessment technologies and methods with the objectives of its plan. Today, they have an early lead in the market and are offering both private and multi-tenant solutions built on a platform that will grow to perfection in conjunction with their business. ”
Greaves and CEO Sajai Krishnan ParaScale that both participate in the roundtable “storage Opportunities: Cloud vs conventional hosting next week” in the Transformation of the Summit, held by Tier 1 Research (www.t1r.com) in Las Vegas .