OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) is open source software designed to create and manage a service that provides persistent data storage to cloud computing applications.
Vendors that offer a pay-as-you-grow storage allow customers with growing environments to acquire capacity after an array has been installed through the purchase of licenses.
A RADOS Block Device (RBD) is software that facilitates the storage of block-based data in the open source Ceph distributed storage system.
Wide-area file services (WAFS) is a storage technology that makes it possible to access a remote data center as though it were local. Among other benefits, WAFS enables businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies having numerous branch offices to centrally manage data backups in real time... (Continued)