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ReliaCloud Shared File Services

Simple, flexible, intelligent file storage built to scale with you.

As organizations adopt cloud services, user expectations rise. Users and IT teams want file services with easy access, always-on availability, and simple, automated scaling of capacity and performance. But satisfying these demands with traditional NAS systems can be a time-consuming and budget-breaking endeavor that leaves users dissatisfied and administrators overworked. Additionally, public cloud file services may not be cost effective or mature enough for enterprise needs.

ReliaCloud® FILES offers a modern, software-defined solution that addresses the traditional NAS challenges by including:

  • shared-file-servicesSoftware-defined - It's software defined, so no need to invest in an expensive hardware appliance or find data center space with network connections and power.
  • Data-driven Intelligence and Analytics – With ReliaCloud EDGE FILES, get deep insights and rich analytics on file data, with visibility into what and how users are accessing files, all via a user-friendly dashboard.
  • Resiliency & Self-healing - If a failure occurs, full data redundancy is quickly and automatically restored without administrator involvement. In addition to built-in resiliency, backup and disaster recovery is integrated and automated, which replicates data to a secondary cluster.
  • Scalability - Because it is a scale up architecture, as more resources are added, performance scales with it.
  • Workload Optimization – Everything hot runs in SSD while auto balancing and tiering cold workloads onto HDD in ReliaCloud FILES, yielding maximum efficiency and resource utilization, making it very cost effective.
  • Compression, De-duplication & Erasure Coding – With built-in compression, de-duplication and erasure, data is reduced and optimized, making for a lower footprint and reduced cost.
  • Multiple Deployment Options -  Options range from small, pay-as-you-go to large, dedicated solutions that come with the added benefit of service provider licensing

By delivering file services from ReliaCloud, we bring a highly available, software-defined, scale-out file storage solution that enables your users to share files across workstations from a centralized and protected location.

Our ReliaCloud FILES offering includes these flexible deployment options:

  • ReliaCloud EDGE FILES (In Cluster) - This option leverages any existing ReliaCloud EDGE cluster (min. 3 nodes) and its available storage.
  • ReliaCloud EDGE FILES (Dedicated) - This option is purpose built on a dedicated cluster for large scale FILES usage.
  • ReliaCloud ELASTIC FILES (Cloud-based) - This FILES option is cloud based in a pay-as-you-go model (per gigabyte/per hour) that starts at a one terabyte minimum.
  • ReliaCloud Managed FILES - For customer-owned scenarios, we offer a full suite of managed services for either mixed cluster use (virtualization and files services) or a dedicated cluster.
ReliaCloud FILES Specifications
Protocols Architecture User experience
  • Server Message Block (SMB) – SMBv2 and SMB v3 support
  • Network File System (NFS) – NFSv3 and NFSv4 support
  • Multiprotocol support
  • High availability architecture
  • Hot workloads performance class tier
  • Space saving features (deduplication*, compression*, EC-X*)
  • Data at rest encryption
  • Scale-up and scale out performance optimization
  • RF2 – two copies of data locally within cluster
  • Additional protection from scheduled snapshots
  • + [Add on] snapshot replication to geographically diverse ReliaCloud Site with recoverability
  • + [Add on] ReliaCloud Backup for additional data protection options
  • Integration with directory services
  • Self-service file restoration**
  • Native integration with ReliaCloud backup
  • Customizable snapshot schedule and retention
  • OneNeck Managed Service
  • 100% Service Level for availability

*Note:  deduplication and compression and EC-X features aren’t always recommended depending upon the workload type and file type.  EC-X requires four (4) nodes.

** SMB only, requires snapshots.

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