Feb 28, 2010

Cloud Storage API(s)

I am not sure whether we should call this as innovation or insanity!

There are 13 different cloud storage API's in the market today. Here is the list and you can click on each one of them for the details.
  1. Amazon S3
  2. Nirvanix
  4. AT&T
  5. Simple Cloud
  6. Cloud Loop
  7. Iron Mountain
  8. Rack Space
  9. Box.Net
  10. JClouds
  11. Google DataStore
  12. Microsoft Azure
  13. EMC Atmos
  14. Para Scale & Zetta: Not sure whether they also have proprietary API
I don't know if I missed any thing!

I am also not including any key-value pair storage products here. There is an effort behind each one of them and simply can't be ignored. The cloud storage(exposing storage over HTTP) is real. We need a standard.


At 3/01/2010 10:32 AM, Blogger Jeff Bell said...

One of our distinguishing features of the Zetta solution is that access to the Zetta cloud is over standard storage protocols (CIFS, NFS, FTP, WwbDAV). No reprogramming is required. You use the same protocols you’re already using to access on-premise file servers or NAS systems. And, it works well. We have customers across the USA using these protocols to store and access all sorts of unstructured data including primary copies, workgroup sharing, active archive, disaster recovery and backup.

At 3/01/2010 10:57 AM, Blogger Uday said...

I agree that re-programming is a challenge and standards based solutions are good.


At 3/10/2010 9:01 PM, Blogger Mahendiran said...

Hi Uday ,

I have few questions on cloud

How does security of data is managed in a cloud?.

wheather cloud gives better performance than a dedicated server?.

Is there are free cloud sites where we cab try out a sample application?.




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