Many enterprises are turning to the public cloud to improve the agility, the ease of use and management, and the cost efficiency of their file storage services. However, not all clouds and service experiences were created equal. Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice President of Cloud Solutions and Business Development for Elastifile, joined George Crump, Lead Analyst for Storage Switzerland, to discuss Elastifile’s new cloud-native managed file storage services.
The new services complement Elastifile’s cloud-native architecture, including its disaggregation from hardware and its elasticity, with a fully-managed cloud delivery model. This approach enables users to continue using file services the way that they do on-premises, while obtaining the benefits of paying only for the capacity and performance that they actually use while also offloading storage deployment and management to Elastifile. Elastifile deploys storage clusters in the region where they are needed, and the user accesses the storage resources through the protocols, such as NFS and SMB, which they are used to using. Benefits include ease of use, faster time-to-production, greater cost efficiency, and the ability to migrate workflows to public clouds (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure) without application refactoring.
Among Elastifile’s key differentiators are its support for all cloud zones and regions, its ability to replicate and migrate workloads across clouds, its native integration with cloud consoles and billing, and its ability to automatically migrate storage capacity to lower-cost object architectures while still presenting all files transparently to applications using standard file protocols.
Users can try Elastifile’s fully-managed file storage services immediately via Elastifile Cloud File Service on Google Cloud Marketplace or, to learn more about Elastifile products and technology, visit https://www.elastifile.com.