TwinStrata integrates storage gateway with OpenStack-based clouds

The gateway allows enterprises to use multiple cloud storage platforms at the same time

Enterprises can now use TwinStrata's CloudArray to access storage capacity hosted in OpenStack-based clouds, the company said on Tuesday.

CloudArray is a gateway used to add cloud storage and mix it with existing storage environments. OpenStack is the latest addition to a growing list of public and private cloud platforms the product can integrate with, including Amazon S3, AT&T Synaptic, Nirvanix and EMC Atmos.

The integration with OpenStack includes the ability to use the private beta of Hewlett Packard's upcoming Cloud Services, according to TwinStrata.

OpenStack is open-source software for building private and public clouds. The project was founded by NASA and Rackspace Hosting, and is backed by over 140 companies including Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Intel.

In October, Internap launchedthe world’s first cloud service built using OpenStack.

An enterprise could connect directly to a cloud storage provider of their choice. But the addition of TwinStrata's CloudArray allows for migration between different providers to help avoid lock in, according to the company.

Another advantage is that the gateway presents the available storage using iSCSI, which means users don't have to learn cloud storage APIs, the company said. To improve availability, CloudArray can be configured to replicate data to two storage providers at the same time.

CloudArray is available as a virtual appliance or as a physical appliance. The latter is for enterprises who prefer dedicated purpose-built hardware, according to TwinStrata.

Possible uses include primary storage, backup and disaster recovery.

TwinStrata was founded in 2007, and CloudArray arrived in May last year. The company is based in Natick, Massachusetts.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Storage serversstorageTwinstratacloud computinginternetInfrastructure services

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?