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Cloud Adjacent Storage

Host storage for state information and specific workloads on-prem or in the network edge making it accessible with multiple public clouds using Aarna Edge Services (AES) — the number one zero-touch orchestrator delivered as a service.

What is Cloud Adjacent Storage?

As enterprises race to build and deploy multicloud environments for their business critical workloads, many are coming to realize there are inherent challenges of using public clouds and multicloud approaches in a cost effective manner. Multiple clouds create complexity, security concerns, and governance questions. But most significantly to the bottom line, multiple clouds can quickly run up costs as it relates to storage. Data sets usually grow over time and it can become expensive to access them from other clouds or migrate between cloud providers. What’s more, cloud egress costs can balloon significantly — and quickly — based on changing usage conditions. 

To use multiple clouds effectively, the state information of the data has to be in a neutral site that can be accessed by any public cloud or even private clouds in an easy-to-use manner without incurring egress costs. This is cloud adjacent storage, part of the “middle mile” of connectivity  that is an excellent location to host the storage or the databases for the state information. Cloud repatriation (also known as data repatriation) involves migrating data from the cloud to an on-prem or edge data storage system. Cloud adjacent storage also allows enterprise to tune the storage performance to their specific workload and move the data closer to the user where it may be created or consumed.

Apply Cloud Adjacent Storage Across the Enterprise

Discover the advantages of cloud adjacent storage, including cost savings, control, flexibility, performance, and cost arbitrage, with Aarna Edge Services (AES) — the number one zero-touch orchestrator as a service.

Cloud Adjacent Storage Example

Cloud Adjacent Storage Benefits

By storing data sets on a neutral site, network operators experience several benefits, including:

  • Cost Savings (OPEX):  Avoid cloud storage, data transfer, and data migration (egress) costs.
  • Control: Run compute in public or private clouds and still have access to local storage.
  • Flexibility: Use data in any cloud provider.
  • Performance: Data stored at the edge avoids transport to and from the cloud and thus is available faster. 
  • Design:  Design for the required performance and leverage spot pricing without cloud storage complications. 
  • Arbitrage: Enterprises can take advantage of cost arbitrage by moving compute to different public clouds on a regular basis providing further cost savings. 
Gartner predicts 75% of the world’s data will be created & processed at the Edge by 2025, thus presenting an opportunity for saving on bandwidth and egress costs.

Cloud Adjacent Storage Orchestration with AES

Aarna Edge Services (AES) is the number one zero-touch SaaS platform for designing, orchestrating, monitoring, and managing infrastructure, network services, and applications at the cloud edge. AES empowers users with ongoing lifecycle management, ongoing optimization, and service assurance and solves the complexity of edge orchestration while supporting multi-cloud use cases across the edge and public clouds — all with user-friendly management from a single pane of glass. 

The AES SaaS offering provides initial orchestration and ongoing management of storage topologies. It features an easy-to-use GUI that can slash weeks of work into less than an hour. In case of a failure, AES includes fault isolation and roll-back capabilities.

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