Designed for effective storage pooling through an elastic storage cloud
Oracle has introduced Cloud File System, which is designed for organisations to deploy their applications, databases and storage in the cloud.
The new offering allows organisations to extend cloud characteristics to their storage by enabling storage pooling through a network accessible elastic storage cloud.
The new Cloud File System features include: shared pooled storage with unified namespace for applications, operational files, and user files; access storage directly over a storage network or over traditional networks; and rapidly growing, shrinking, and migrating storage pools while applications are online.
In addition, the offerings advanced data management and security features include: snapshots and replication of files and file systems for backups and disaster protection; data access security and encryption to protect from security threats; and easy aggregate management operations via file tags, siad the company.
The Cloud File System comprises Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager.
The Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System is a general-purpose cluster file system for storing all files including Oracle and non-Oracle related files.
The Automatic Storage Management Dynamic Volume Manager provides volume management support for Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System and other third-party file systems such as Linux ext3.
This feature allows administrators to store all file system data, including third-party file system data, in Automatic Storage Management.
Oracle product development senior vice president Angelo Pruscino said the Cloud File System delivers all the components and characteristics necessary for customers to deploy a storage cloud.