Hybrid Cloud Distributed Storage is an elastic and flexible storage service that is suitable for private cloud and Internet scenarios in which business rapidly grows. It can be used to store a large amount of unstructured data.

Architecture

Hybrid Cloud Distributed Storage is a storage service based on a distributed architecture. You can achieve linear growth in capacity and performance by increasing the number of nodes. The service supports a variety of storage protocols, such as Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI), Object Storage Service (OSS), Simple Storage Service (S3), Network File System (NFS), and Common Internet File System (CIFS).

Alibaba Cloud integrates leading distributed storage technologies and long-accumulated best practices in public cloud deployment and O&M to provide this hybrid cloud distributed storage with high performance, scalability, and reliability. This helps you reduce costs, shorten business launch time, and easily build hybrid cloud storage.

Benefits

Benefit Description
Flexible, agile, and elastic scale-out
  • The service starts with three nodes. You can achieve linear growth in capacity and performance by increasing the number of nodes.
  • An EB-level storage capacity is provided to support your business.
  • Hybrid cloud features are integrated to support seamless data migration to the cloud.
High stability and reliability for continuous business operations
  • Comprehensive data protection and reliability design ensure data security.
  • Strong data consistency is guaranteed.
  • Software-defined storage features reduce the difficulty and expense of O&M.
Easy construction of an enterprise storage cloud
  • One-stop delivery reduces the construction time of data centers.
  • Standard X86 and ARM servers are used.
  • Full-lifecycle data services are provided to escort enterprise growth.

Scenarios

  • Private cloud storage

    Enterprises in digital transformation construct their private cloud platform based on technologies such as virtualization and containerization. This distributed storage service can provide elastic and flexible storage solutions for agile Internet applications that are rapidly iterated, and support diversified application requirements.

  • Storage for a large amount of unstructured data

    A large amount of unstructured data is generated in scenarios such as website, video surveillance, and online education. The unstructured data includes videos, audio, and images. The unstructured data constitutes the fastest growing data sources in the digital era. This distributed storage service can provide flexible storage solutions for these data sources.

Specifications

For more information about the service specifications, see the following documents: