Cloud computing has become important in fields such as machine learning, life sciences, and high-performance computing. One of the reasons is that the cloud provides flexibility and scalability to allow researchers and enterprises to meet the demands of peak workloads. When projects or users require more resources fast, the cloud becomes the better choice for organizations because there is no real benefit in buying hardware for short peak demand.
Although the cloud provides scalability and flexibility, enterprises still greatly benefit from on-premises infrastructure because of lower cost, better data control, and data privacy and compliance. Given that both deployments offer great benefits, hybrid cloud is becoming an attractive solution.
Quobyte – Your Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution
Quobyte is a software-defined storage (SDS) platform that allows you to deploy anywhere: on-prem, in public clouds, and at the edge. It enables you to connect all your clusters, so you only have to manage one storage platform and have the same environment across all your clusters. In addition, with the Quobyte data mover, you can sync all your clusters. Some of the benefits Quobyte offers you for a hybrid cloud infrastructure are:
- Deploy Anywhere
Quobyte lets you download and install on-prem, in the public clouds, and at the edge. It runs on bare metal servers and cloud VMs, so you can choose what is best for your business. This allows users and apps to have the same file system and environment on-prem and in any cloud. So there is no need for changes to applications.
- Seamless Integration
Quobyte allows you to access data from any interface, such as Linux, Windows, MacOS, Hadoop, S3, and much more. With Quobyte, you can seamlessly move and manage your data across multiple clusters in different locations.
- Scalable capacity
When applications require more capacity than what you have on-prem, you can add more resources to your cluster. However, when adding physical servers is not an option, you could move some of your data to public cloud storage. This will help you expand your on-prem storage capacity to store as much data as you need.
- Scalable performance
Sometimes workloads require more performance than what your on-prem resources can offer. With Quobyte, you can store data on-prem and then process it in the cloud. Having the ability to move data across your clusters makes it easier to expand your performance for peak workloads.
- Storage at the Edge
Quobyte allows you to deploy small clusters in remote locations, enabling you to provide the computational power and capacity needed at the edge. That way, you can collect and process data at the edge and then move the results to the public cloud or an on-prem data center. In addition, with self-healing and high automation, admins rarely need to check the system.
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Quobyte helps you reduce your storage cost in multiple ways. It runs on any x86 server so that you can standardize your storage. It’s hardware agnostic, so it does not require expensive appliances. In addition, Quobyte handles any workload, allowing you to use NVMe for small files and random IO and HDD for throughput and cold data. It runs in public and private clouds, so you can choose what’s best for your business.
When opting for hybrid cloud, you can rely on Quobyte to have your data in multiple locations. You can also enjoy the benefit of having the same environment everywhere, so users and applications can migrate seamlessly between on-prem and the cloud. And with the Quobyte Free Edition, you can get started on your own. Download and install it in just a few minutes, and see how Quobyte can enable your hybrid cloud strategy.