Potential to Change the dynamics of storage provisioning for cloud ...thus radically changing and shaping the future of cloud

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RAVI SHANKER

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Dec 20, 2011, 2:50:01 AM12/20/11
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Changing the dynamics of storage  provisioning for cloud ...thus radically changing and shaping the future of cloud
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just wonder would below be possible

  Making Storage provisioning ...interfaces accessible in the Cloud Computing


evaluating existing cloud providers
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Storage provisioning by most if not all cloud providers is limited to NAS, which offers RAID 4 , RAID 6 

and most cloud providers let one to implement RAID atop luns exported from the NAS device ?? what is one gaining
by implementing additional raid levels atop a NAS exported disks / drives ?? ... additional cpu compute cycles on the client / virtual host 


...context and scope for innovation...
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Just as a RAID controller can be exploited for raid capabilities , the native  RAiD4 /RAiD6 capabilities can be
exploited by the end users of cloud computing effectively


most of the storage devices  arrays/fabric switch allow them to be managed over http / https  viz. which means including all fabric planning and managment... 

given the context of  iscsi/fcoe since these interfaces can be made accessible to remote users of the cloud as well
....this is where i see that it radically innovates exploiting the capabilities of a true data-center.


i.e. bundle/package the same remote management of  SAN/NAS/Storage devices over http/https interfaces accessible to the remote clients of
the cloud ...so that they are able to bind a real time lun/drive and RAID capabilities to their virtual hosts in the cloud.


thus

Opportunity 1) a feature / interface on list of volumes where RAID features of NAS can be exploited 
               ...light weight and exploit the NAS device effectively i.e. exploit raid4/raid6 of NAS device natively
               without a virtual-host having the necessity to employ a additional raid capability software layer and additional CPU cycles.


Opportunity 2) A cloud is a  data-center exposed with free bies and addon interfaces called virtualization ...

existing management interfaces  enables or lets one select NAS / SAN based luns with provisions for  differential pricing and
also the ability to exploit the native features of each of these underlying technologies
NAS / SAN both offer web  interface viz. http/ https based management ...tunnel these calls for cloud enable-ment corba!! / XML-rpc ,
so as a remote cloud end-user will be able to in realtime exploit the full set of features that a data-center storage provisioning
can enable or handled.



regards
ravi shanker kv

this document can be downloaded from http://venkat15321.tripod.com/dynamicsofstorageprovisioning_cloud.txt
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