The first episode of Raising the Floor, the enterprise datacenter podcast from Foskett Services, features thought leaders from two key cloud storage-enabling companies:
Nasuni and Cirtas produce storage appliances that act as gateways to public cloud storage services like Amazon’s S3. Both gateways enable conventional applications to access cloud storage without the extensive modifications sometimes required.
Although similar in concept, these products differ in that Cirtas presents a block storage interface while Nasuni acts as a network-attached storage file server. Each is appropriate for different applications, but both can be used as a gateway for production applications as well as the archiving and content distribution normally associated with cloud storage.
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