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Permabit has turned its grid-based archival storage hardware and software into an offering for cloud service providers, by beefing up its I/O performance for multi-tenancy.

Permabit is a start-up that has developed its Enterprise Archive System to store enormous amounts of static or reference data for large businesses: up to 4.2PB of it spread across up to 32 grids. The individual grids in the Data Centre Series product are made up of storage and access nodes, denominated as 4010 products. These can be scaled separately to boost processing power or storage capacity.

The 4010 Access Node uses 2GHz quad-core Xeon processing power while the 4010 Storage Node uses faster 3GHz quad-core Xeon processors. NFS and CIFS data access interfaces are provided.

Data protection, RAIN EC, is based on redundant nodes and clever algorithms offering better than RAID 6 protection. The product includes integrated inline deduplication and replication.

Permabit has extended its Data Centre Series product to develop the Cloud Storage (CS) 4012 system, which will be sold to cloud storage providers (CSPs) or to channel partners, such as Mezeo, who sell it on to CSPs.

The 4012 Access Node has a lot more processing power than the 4010 equivalent, using a pair of 3GHz quad-core Xeons. Permabit says these give it 280 per cent more processing oomph than the the 4010 Access Node. Interestingly, the 4012 Storage Node is lower-powered than its 4010 precursor, having 2GHz quad-core Xeon processing.

There is also a 4012 Replication Node with the same processing power as its access sibling.

For added security the data can be encrypted and also stored in WORM (Write Once, Read Many) format.

Permabit says its CS 4012 product offers CSPs massive scalability, continuous availability - there is a software high-availability module - and security. It claims that its multi–tenancy capabilities provide the ability to host thousands of customers’ data securely, and says this makes it very cost-effective for CSPs.

Permabit is also partnering with Mezeo Software and positioning the CS 4012 as a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables providers of IT Hosting, Managed Services, SaaS, and converged Telcos to immediately offer cloud storage facilities to their customers.

Mezeo offers its Cloud Storage Platform (MCSP): "A white label solution purpose-built for service providers, (that) enables IT service providers to provide multiple, branded cloud storage offerings to their customers and reseller networks. Its anywhere, anytime access through multiple clients allows cloud storage to be accessed using the desktop, Web, smartphone (iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows mobile) or applications. (It) comes with RESTful web service APIs to deliver reliable storage access via the internet. MCSP leverages industry-standard hardware, and software including Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL to provide a highly-available, secure, and multi-tenant environment."

Permabit's CS 4012 is integrated with this Mezeo software as a two-level building block that can be used by wannabee CSPs. No pricing information was provided. ®

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