Luke - I don't. Maybe somebody else does, but like I said before, as far as enterprise-class products are concerned HDS has its own, competing product: Elastic, Backup-Free Cloud File Serving - Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI). Why don't you look into this (HDI => HCP => AWS) and we'll be happy to answer your questions. Just as a reminder, this is still an HDS community
With HCP 7 you can tier your data to AWS, Azure or Hitachi Content Archive. So you can have an HDI --> HCP --> Cloud Storage).
Hi Carlos, thanks for your response, but is this easy to do for someone who isn't a storage guru?
Does anyone have experience with software that will handle this (configuring CIFS and NFS on Amazon S3), for someone with less experience with IT storage?
If you are looking for a client solution, cloudberry has the cloudberry drive that can connect to an S3 and other cloud storage. Gladinet also has a PC product to access multiple storage accounts.
Hi Luke Neutze,
HDS has solutions that can provide CIFS and NFS access into the cloud (AWS or other) - as Carlos Vargas mentioned above. I'm sure members here will be happy to answer your questions on these products. If what you have in mind is a 3rd-party (non-HDS) software layer that allows you to talk CIFS/NFS to AWS (things like s3fs, etc.), you will probably find more help in that specific product's community (or even directly in AWS community). Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Thanks!
Amazon has a gateway device/appliance (aptly named Amazon Gateway Service) that provides an iSCSI interface for ingestion (meaning it is suitable for application servers looking for [cloud] storage, things like VMware, Exchange, SQL/Server, etc.
Carlos' suggestions are also quite valid -- a hybrid approach would be HDI-HCP and then tier from HCP to AWS. Cloudberry is a very good personal tool that will give you a WinSCP style interface, drag and drop from the Windows desktop to AWS.
There are also competing products to HDI that are Cloud Gateways: Panzura, Twinstrata, CTERA, Nasuni to name a few. Depending on how much you want to pay you can get yourself up and running with any of the above.
Amazon Storage Gateway (Product Details) won't provide direct CIFS or NFS access to AWS (this post's specific question), and neither will Cloudberry or similar personal tools. Some other products that stand out from the crowd are Zadara (Cloud NAS) and SoftNAS (SoftNAS Cloud™).
However, I have a feeling - correct me if I'm wrong - that you're looking for much simpler (and cheaper) options than those enterprise-class products mentioned above. If that's the case, my advice would be to try s3fs (FuseOverAmazon - s3fs - FUSE-based file system backed by Amazon S3). It can't get any simpler (download, compile, install) or cheaper (free) than that.
Michael - thanks for the response. Looks like Zadara and SoftNAS may be the best options. Does anyone have experience with these? Looking at some comments from other forums, it doesn't look like Zadara is as strong (not as many cache options, no storage snapshots, not nearly as easy to setup--don't know if Zadara does HA).
OK, thanks for your responses and suggestions!
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