Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point
The Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point has been designed for small business and workgroup environments that do not require a global namespace, but still require easy and seamless access to cloud storage. Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points translate existing file-based protocols such as SMB II/III, NFS, SFTP as well as iSCSI directly to cloud storage. Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points are sophisticated caches for all file, directory, ACL and other cloud requests. When a Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point is deployed, all that is required are the bucket/blob credentials and the endpoint address of the cloud storage. Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points may be deployed in less than 30 minutes.
The Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point also integrates with Active Directory or LDAP, adding authentication and access control to your cloud storage environment. All local users may simply map a drive letter from Windows or Linux/Unix environments for simple and instant access to cloud storage.
V-NAS Standalone Access Point Features
The Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point has been designed with the BridgeSTOR high performance Cloud Storage File System (CSFS) and comes standard with SMB II/SMB III, NFS 3/NFS4 or SFTP support for easy connectivity with Windows or Linux.
Key features of the Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Point include:
- SMB II/III & NFS support: Easy application integration with existing systems.
- Single File Instance: Only one copy of a file will be kept in cloud storage. This is an optional feature.
- File Compression: Data may be compressed prior to being sent over the wire, saving transmission time and disk space in the cloud storage. This is an optional feature.
- Version Control: Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points support file versioning by tracking deleted or modified files and creating versions of these files in a local or global Recycle Bin. Windows users may use “previous versions” to recover a file while NFS users may easily walk the Recycle Bin to locate and recover their files.
- Active Directory and LDAP integration: Fully compatible with Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP for user and group authentication.
- Local Disk Cache: Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points allow frequently accessed files to be kept in local disk cache for accelerated file recovery and to reduce cloud storage access fees. An internal cache policy frequently monitors the disk cache and when the disk cache is close to being filled will automatically remove the least accessed files. The cache also allows data pinning, ensuring important files always remain in the disk cache. There is no charge for disk caching and the disk cache size may be defined by the Coronado V-NAS Administrator.
- Network I/O Acceleration: Maximizes performance when using limited bandwidth.
- ProtectedCloud™ Security: Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points provide XTS AES-256-bit Military Grade Encryption, performing encryption at the source. All data is encrypted prior to being sent over the wire and stored in the cloud. XTS encryption is a sophisticated multi-key encryption, guaranteeing two blocks of data containing the same data (i.e. two blocks of data containing all 0’s) will look different. The Coronado V-NAS Administrator creates and maintains the encryption key while the second key is generated by an internal algorithm. Both keys are never stored in the cloud storage or by BridgeSTOR. If the key is lost, BridgeSTOR is not responsible for recovering the data.
- Web-Based GUI: An easy “set and forget” GUI is included. Coronado V-NAS Administrators have the ability to add bucket/blog keys, end-points and cache monitoring.
V-NAS Standalone Access Point Benefits
- Ease of Use: Integrates with all existing file protocols with less than a 30-minute install.
- Availability: Simple share mounting for easy access to cloud storage.
- Durability: All metadata and file data reside in the cloud storage for the highest assurance of availability. Automatic “self healing” technology allows local metadata to be consistent with the cloud storage.
- Scalable Cache: Coronado V-NAS Standalone Access Points allow an unlimited local cache, which saves users time and money in data retrieval fees from cloud storage.
- Security: Customer created encryption key using AES-256-bit Military Grade Encryption.
- Delivery Method: Virtual Machines in either a VHD or OVF format.
- No Capacity Charges or User Count Charges