ZFS

DC2.jpgAn IDC is an Integrative Controlled Data-center or Data Suite. Integrative hosts servers and services in several key locations across the globe to provide our clients with a wide range of applications.

Momentarily we run IDC’s in:

  • Hong Kong (Island)
  • Canada (Toronto)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • Bermuda (Hamilton)
  • Macau (under development)

A typical IDC is located in a tier/1 data-center where available to provide optimal availability of connectivity and hardware. Within our IDC's we run several cloud platforms to accommodate our clients needs (OpenStack Microsoft Azure and VMware).

Integrative finds its roots in integrating solutions and technologies of different vendors and suppliers. The last 10 years, a lot of these solutions and technologies come out of the open-source camp, something we cheer on as open-source based solutions fit perfectly in our evangelism of using non-proprietary solutions.

Now, open-source is not for everyone and certainly not for the faint-of-heart. Although community support works great for technologists and the digitally literate, in the commercial world of service level agreements and recovery time objectives, it is not something that can be depended on. Therefore we are glad to see that many software companies embrace the open-source software and back it with commercial support to make it a suitable solution for enterprise IT departments.

Cydg5aNWEAE4buF.jpgUnified Managed Backup and Recovery Appliance (Umbra) is a Disaster Recovery as a Service and Back-up as a Service (DRaaS/BaaS) service that provides enterprise class VMware, AWS and HyperV backup functionality using a local appliance (UmbraStor) or a external cloud based storage repository in either a trusted Integrative Core Datacenter (ICD) or on the public (Amazon) cloud.

Nexenta evolved out of the Open-ISCSI storage stack, devoloped in 2004 by Alex Aizman and Dmitry Yusupov (http://www.open-iscsi.org). In 2005, they saw the opportunity to pioneer by combining components of Linux with the Open Indiana (Solaris) and OpenZFS code-bases and founded Nexenta. The Nexenta's products were among the first open source storage products to be brought to market in mid-2008.

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Storage is exponentially growing and data is getting big, very big. Storage is becoming an important differentiation in your IT infrastructure. Implementing common sense storage solutions is becoming a key driver to the success and effectiveness of your IT solutions architecture. So what are the options?

The flavor of the day is cloud based storage like Amazon S3 and other variants. Unfortunately this only serves a fraction of your needs and can end up to be a very expensive repository if not planned appropriately.