Cloud Design and Deployment: Scale-out Storage with EMC Atmos*
Scale-out storage with EMC Atmos*
Audience and purpose
For companies who are looking to build their own cloud computing infrastructure, including both Enterprise IT organization and cloud service providers, or cloud hosting providers, the knowledge and experience gained from previous work will help facilitate the decision to use a cloud for delivery of IT services. This reference architecture is based on EMC Atoms* cloud-optimized storage. The reference architecture, based on Intel® Xeon® servers, creates a multi-site, capacity optimized cloud storage deployment. This paper contains details on: the cloud topology; hardware and software deployed; installation and configuration steps; and tests for real world use cases that should significantly reduce the learning curve as you build and operate your first cloud infrastructure.
The creation and operation of cloud storage requires significant integration and customization based on existing IT infrastructure and business requirements. As a result, we do not expect that configurations described in this paper can be used “as is”. For example, adaptation to an existing network and identification management requirements are out of scope for this paper. Therefore, we anticipate that the user of this paper will make significant adjustments to the design we present in order to meet specific requirements.
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