Jun 2, 2014

Rebooting Cloud Storage

The following is a guest post from Stuart Oliver, Sr. Service Provider Manager at SolidFire.

By 2017, nearly two-thirds of all workloads will be processed in the cloud.

That’s a hefty statistic, but it isn’t too surprising. Hosting providers are now deploying infrastructure that makes it easier than ever for enterprises to move performance-sensitive workloads to cloud platforms. What we’re seeing is a paradigm shift from the cloud of yesterday. And because of it, applications aren’t plagued by the myriad of performance issues associated with behind-the-scenes storage never designed to handle variable workloads.


Multitenancy’s inherent problem

In the past, hosting in a multi-tenant environment could get very challenging. You had to expect up-and-down performance spikes because it was so difficult to control systems performance. Random I/O usage by certain tenants would affect the storage performance available to every other tenant in the system. The inability to throttle performance independently from capacity left customers with an inconsistent, unpredictable hosting experience.



How Codero and SolidFire are leading the way in Cloud Storage

Codero deployed SolidFire’s all-flash, all SSD, scale-out arrays to power their cloud block storage and hasn’t looked back since. Leading the way to the next generation data center, they’re fueling the rapid enterprise application migration to the cloud. By delivering guaranteed flash performance to each storage volume at a comparable cost to legacy spinning disks, Codero is making enterprise migration to the cloud a no-brainer and changing the paradigm in the industry.

Codero’s Elastic Block Storage gives hybrid hosting customers the ability run high performance and sensitive workloads on both dedicated and cloud platforms, delivering not only architectural flexibility, but highly available flash storage that delivers consistent and predictable application performance.

With SolidFire’s all-flash storage, Codero is helping enterprises meet today’s business challenges while laying the framework for the enterprises of tomorrow.


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