Vembu Storegrid (116217521244)
Vembu StoreGrid Cloud AMI which facilitates deploying StoreGrid on Amazon’s Cloud Computing Infrastructure is available to partners for production use. The StoreGrid Cloud AMI is like a virtual appliance which can be instantiated as a backup or a replication server and run on Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) platform. The StoreGrid Cloud AMI will use Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to store the backup data from StoreGrid Clients.
So far, we have primarily worked with partners who are willing to host StoreGrid in their own data centers and offer online backup services to their customers. With the StoreGrid Cloud AMI Virtual Appliance, any IT solution provider can now start an online backup service using Amazon Web Services without any upfront capital investment on servers and storage infrastructure. Besides the current practice of deploying the StoreGrid backup server and replication server in their own data centers, service providers now have the added options of:
- Running their StoreGrid backup server and replication servers in the Amazon Web Services cloud computing infrastructure. The (Windows or Linux) servers will run on Amazon EC2 instances with Amazon S3 as the primary data storage backend. The Amazon EBS volumes are used for the MySQL database storage and as a temporary local cache for the backup data.
- Deploying a StoreGrid backup server in their own data center and having the backup server replicate the backup data to a StoreGrid replication server running on Amazon EC2.
- Running StoreGrid backup servers ‘on-premise’ at customer locations so that there is local copy of the backup data for quick restores. The StoreGrid Cloud AMI can function as a replication server to replicate the various ‘on-premise backup servers’ to the Amazon Cloud – in effect, providing an additional disaster recovery option.
The StoreGrid Cloud AMI virtual appliance is currently available for Windows Server and CentOS Linux server. Other requisite modules like the MySQL 5.1 back-end database are bundled together in the StoreGrid Cloud AMI to facilitate ease of deployment for partners. However, as detailed below, the Amazon deployment will currently require some work on your part.