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Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud

25 Jan 2012 Seattle - Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has launched the AWS Storage Gateway, a service that provides enterprises with a new option to securely upload data to the AWS Cloud for scalable, reliable, cost-effective storage.

The AWS Storage Gateway connects an on-premises software appliance with Cloud-based storage for seamless integration between on-premises IT environments and AWS storage infrastructure. The service provides low-latency performance by maintaining data in on-premises storage hardware while asynchronously uploading data to AWS, where it is encrypted and securely stored in the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The AWS Storage Gateway supports industry standard storage protocols, enabling customers to take advantage of Cloud based storage without re-architecting existing applications.

"With the AWS Storage Gateway, we're providing businesses yet another way to easily take advantage of AWS's secure, scalable and cost-effective Cloud storage for use with their on-premises applications", stated Alyssa Henry, General Manager of AWS Storage Services. "The AWS Storage Gateway works with your existing applications using a standard iSCSI interface, securely transfers your data to AWS over SSL, and stores data encrypted at rest in Amazon S3."

The AWS Storage Gateway also makes it easy to leverage the on-demand compute capacity of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for additional capacity during peak periods, for new projects, or as a more cost-effective way to run normal enterprise workloads. To take advantage of this compute capacity, enterprises can mirror on-premises data to Amazon EC2 instances by using the AWS Storage Gateway to upload the data to Amazon S3 in the form of Amazon EBS snapshots. Amazon EBS volumes can easily be created from these snapshots (using either the AWS Management Console or Amazon EC2's APIs) and attached to Amazon EC2 compute instances. Once attached, enterprises' Amazon EC2 instances will have access to this data to do any processing or computation desired.

IT-Lifeline provides data vaulting and disaster recovery services to regulated industries such as banking and health care organisations. "We look forward to using the AWS Storage Gateway ourselves, as well as integrating it into our BLACKCLOUD service for our customers", stated Matthew Gerber, CEO at IT-Lifeline. "With this capability, our customers and our company can take advantage of simplified data vaulting and practically infinite elasticity for disaster recovery needs."

"Growth in our enterprise applications continues to drive growth in storage costs. The AWS Storage Gateway will enable Coeur d'Alene Mines to take advantage of the elasticity of the AWS Cloud, driving down our costs for data storage and computing infrastructure required for disaster recovery", stated Donald J. Moss, Vice President of Information Systems, Coeur d'Alene Mines.

Datapipe offers solutions for managing and securing mission-critical IT services. "We develop and implement solutions for our clients to reliably store and back up their critical application data. Many of our clients store user-generated content locally. Traditional off-site back-up products are often costly to maintain and not geared toward automation for recovery. A cost-effective and reliable alternative, AWS's Storage Gateway addresses these issues by plugging seamlessly into the environments we manage for our customers, providing low-latency data access, while encrypting and snapshotting data to AWS's Cloud storage infrastructure", stated Ed Laczynski, VP Cloud Strategy at Datapipe.

Pricing for the AWS Storage Gateway is $125/month per installed gateway and comes with a 60 day free trial. Snapshot storage pricing starts at only $0.14 per gigabyte per month.
Source: Amazon

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...