The basic ideology of Cloud Optimized Storage Solutions, as noted in the
three previous installments, is to ingest significant amounts of both
structured and unstructured content and, operating within the confines of
SLAs and tiering, provide this data back to users with acceptable
In the previous three Cloud Optimized Storage Solution (COSS) articles in
this series, I’ve discussed the content being stored, the method of
storage, as well as principles derived from data tiering. Today, I want to
jump ahead a bit and discuss how neural networks and heuristics can impact
the processing of object and file data for the cloud.
One of the more recent advancements within computing has been the application
of heuristics and neural networking. Heuristics is defined as being “…an
educational method in which learning takes place through discoveries that
result fr... (more)
Dave Graham's Blog
In part one of this series, we discussed the nature of content within the
cloud. After determining the nature of the content being stored, it is
important to understand how this unstructured and structured content will be
stored. The mechanism for storage has significant impact on a provider’s
Service Level Agreement (SLA) to the end user and can also promote the
concept of tiered storage within the cloud as well.
To evaluate this storage mechanism, you need to pull apart the storage path
to determine what influences it has on the content being stored.
Dave Graham's Blog
With the advent of Cloud Computing and the general resurgence of computing
grids, data storage has been taken for granted. However, as cloud
computing’s storage and access demands continue to grow, the need for an
optimized storage layer and hardware accompaniment become even more critical.
The general focus has been on computational power, integration points via
software (API access, for example), and code portability. Storage, on the
other hand, was considered a commodity to be taken advantage of; a simple
pool of storage for whatever data needed some level of... (more)
I’m typically in the position of designing storage solutions for external
customers based upon established protocols and best practices here at EMC.
We design based on our work with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, etc. and the
solutions development that happens with these partners. It’s definitely
an exciting challenge to take a customer’s needs and wrap them [...]
Join me on March 16th, 2009 for another exciting “Cloud Talk” session.
We’ll be kicking this off in two slices: One for those in other countries
(EMEA and APJ/AUS) and one for those in the Continental US. The
international call will be at 630AM Eastern Standard Time and the Continental
US call will be at [...]