SDFS uses local or Cloud object storage for saving data after is deduplicated. It works will all the big players such as AWS S3, AWS Glacier, Azure, Google, and most S3 compliant backends. Deduplication and compression is really important when using cloud storage because it reduces the amount of bandwidth that you use to send and retrieve data from the cloud. In addition it reduces the cost of storage once the data is sitting in the cloud.
With SDFS you can leverage the dynamics of Cloud object storage because it stores data to the cloud efficiently and . SDFS plus Cloud storage has great benefits over deduplication to local storage alone. SDFS takes care of all the heavy lifting of sending and retrieving large amounts of data to the cloud. It
This includes :
- Reduced cost – Cloud storage is cheap and a great fit for storing large amounts of static data such as backup.
- Infinite Scalability – Multiple SDFS Volumes can share the same bucket and each SDFS Volume can store petabytes of data. With this combination you can store lots of backup data to one bucket in the cloud.
- Disaster Recovery – Cloud storage is highly resilient and SDFS leverages this to make sure your data is in the cloud and can be instantly recovered on any SDFS Volume that shares the same bucket. This means if your main SDFS volume goes down, the data can be instantly recovered at a DR site without downtime.
- Fast Access to Hot Data – SDFS caches all the most recently access data local on disk. The cache uses some local disk and empties itself of old data as new data comes in.