Nuage Filer is a virtual NAS, a software appliance to be deployed on premises that takes its ressource from Cloud object storage and replaces your legacy filer. It offers standard NFS/CIFS connectors and includes Active Directory integration. The perfect solution to lower the load of your datacenter and save budget on your data storage.
Localeo is a Europen SAAS editor, leader in France of CRM solutions for public institutions.
Jean-Charles BOSSARD, CEO, explains why they switched to Nuage Filer and how easily the integration process was conducted.
Now that Localeo’s service is based on Nuage Filer, the storage solution adjusts to their precise requirements and 50% of their storage budget was saved.
No API, no lockup
Using Cloud Gateway means there is no initial investment in API integration. Moving to Cloud storage is only a few clicks away without modifying the way your application is functioning in any way = Time & Cost efficiency. Your own storage local volume is mounted through NFS (Network File System) or CIFS (Common Internet File System) on your own platform as though your storage is dealt with locally on your own network. Re-internalisation of your data is possible at any time without any technical difficulty.
High performance storage
A question often raised on data accessibility through the Cloud is performance limitation while accessing files stored on the Cloud. Cloud Gateway solves this key issue, integrating a cache mechanism to its solution. Although caches performance mostly depends on the equipment on which they are deployed as well as the allocated size, our team is proud to confirm that access performance are highly improved compared to a direct Cloud storage as access to files are not being dependent upon DNS or HTTP(S) requests and not being constrained by bandwidth between your application and the Cloud storage provider.
With Cloud Gateway, all data flows between various storage providers and your own platform, but also all data stored at the Cloud storage provider level can be encrypted. This specific functionality lifts a hurdle and concerns on Cloud storage solutions. In this instance there is no confidentiality issue, your storage providers will not be able to decrypt your data and there is no doubt on data safety. Your data is securely exchanged and stored.
Cloud Gateway accentuates security and data integrity. Our service enables you to opt for storage with data replication (mirroring) between several object storage instances, therefore reducing risks from temporary or extended service seizure from your chosen cloud storage provider, to a minimum. For example, if your storage service is split between Amazon S3 and Rackspace, you would not be impacted should one of them experience a service interruption for several hours.
Compatible and reversible
Nuage Labs’ Cloud Gateway is compatible with any object storage provider offering S3 or Swift connectors. This includes among others Amazon, Rackspace, Softlayer, or any Cloud based on Openstack/Swift, CEPH, Scality, Cleversafe, among dozens of others. Switching Cloud storage provider is up to you and only one click away. You can also change back to a traditional local storage avoiding any technical issue. You are completely independent and are able to use competitive tension amongst providers to obtain best possible terms on your data storage.
The new version of the technological heart of our solution, Cloud Gateway 1.2, will soon be made available on Open-Source.
This decision is aimed at galvanizing developers’ interest around Nuage Labs’ technology. The commercial software: “Nuage Filer”, supported by Nuage Labs, will remain available and distributed by our commercial partners.
We would like to further promote the integration of our solution in partners’ products. We therefore think that the “open-source” publication of our solution will convince our partners that all steps are taken to guarantee the longevity they should expect from our solution.
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On top of the Cloud-Gateway “open-source” technological heart, “Nuage Filer” is an « all-in-one » enterprise class solution that integrates exclusive graphical and administration tools. Additional option exists to integrate storage provisioned through Orange sovereign Cloud in France (Cloudwatt) and other European Cloud partners in various countries in the near future.