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Cloud giants like Amazon and Google are initiating a massive push towards distributed and replicated storage solutions for cloud computing. Their assertion is that the storage backbone for the cloud should be done via replicating data across commodity type of local storage hardware. Essentially, they are talking about network based RAID across multiple local storage servers. Amidst their claims that distributed storage concepts will one day make SAN solutions obsolete, I am strangely reminded of similar claims by Intel and others regarding the future of mainframe computers when 1U pizza boxes hit the market. At the time, it was postulated that distributed processing found in these intel based machines would be preferable to the centralized compute model offered by mainframes, and inevitably would spell the end of mainframes and the concept of consolidated computing. Clearly distributed processing did not put an end to consolidated mainframe computing, as many enterprises today utilize a hybrid approach to computing. Rest assured, the distributed storage model being so heavily promoted by several cloud giants today will not spell the end of consolidated SAN storage platforms. Having said this, there are clear benefits and disadvantages to each approach that must be considered when building a storage backbone for your cloud.
Cartika Comes Home! Cartika Inc Launches cartika.ca—A Canadian Company Opens its First Canadian Data Facility
Cartika recently launched its newest facility based in Toronto, Canada. Cartika.ca offers a suite of hosting solutions based 100% on Canadian soil, complimenting the existing cartika.com United States facilities in Dallas, Texas.
Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 28, 2011
Clustered Linux and Windows Hosting Solutions, Multi Platform and Multi Country Reseller Hosting Solutions, a 100% Canadian Based Public/Private Cloud to compliment the existing Public/Private Cloud solutions in the United States. Additional offerings launched in the new Toronto facility to match the offerings in the United States facilities include extensive Managed and Utility based Virtualization solutions, Dedicated solutions and full clustering capabilities across a diverse set of infrastructure. Cartika offers complete management services, predictive failure analysis, Citrix Xenserver Technology, NetApp and ZFS based Cloud Storage Systems, Citrix Netscaler Load Balancing Technology, CDP backup and recovery solutions and CloudLinux Operating System deployments.
I was (and still am) quite thrilled to discover earlier today, that Cartika has been nominated for an award handed out by Computerworld/SNW. We are amongst a group of 5 finalists in the “Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud Computing” category. The list of all available awards and their finalists can be seen here:
Our specific category and competition is as follows:
Best Practices in Virtualization and Cloud Computing:
- Almaviva Tele Sistemi Ferroviari (TSF) – Rome, Italy
- Applied Materials – Austin, Texas
- Cartika IT Solutions Inc. – Toronto, Canada
- Gilbarco Veeder-Root – Greensboro, North Carolina
- Sprint – Overland Park, Kansas
Some pretty stiff competition – and we wish all of our fellow finalists all the best. However, we have faith and confidence in our solutions, our technology and our offering. We have worked very hard to produce a best of breed Cloud Computing platform as a Service, and we greatly appreciate the recognition from an organization like Computerworld for being amongst the best in the world with respect to our innovation and implementation. Please wish both myself and the entire Cartika team the best of luck in Dallas on October 13th !
Really interesting work by Cloud Linux and our technicians to put together this case study and demonstrate the benefits of this new Operating System in our environment
(Click on “Read Cartika Case Study”)
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