Data Storage Advents in Multi and Outer Space Clouds
In October 2016, Cloud Constellation Corporation announced plans to launch a network of low earth orbiting data center satellites that would provide digital storage on a space-based infrastructure for cloud service providers in corporate and government markets. Wasabi, a cloud storage company in collaboration with Cloud Constellation Corporation proposed a new generation of cloud storage and security services based on the former’s cloud storage and the latter’ SpaceBelt Security as a Service.
SpaceBelt, a patented service, is a space-based cloud storage solution that uses an array of 12 low earth orbit satellites comprising a laser photonic ring; the satellites are self-healing for high availability. Space belt network communicates with enterprise sites through geosynchronous satellites (GEO) and via Wasabi’s data centers’ secure access points. Both companies hope the collaborative offerings will provide an advantage in cloud storage and security services. These services will garner the attention of enterprises and encourage them to incorporate them into their cybersecurity strategies to solve various data security risks in the future. SpaceBelt should start coming into existence by 2020.
Also, Zerto announced ZVR 6.0, its new IT Resilience Platform for multi-cloud providers in a single solution that offers disaster recovery, data protection, and workload mobility. ZVR 6.0 provides inter-cloud operability and protection between Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS and more than 350 cloud service providers. The Zerto platform dramatically enhances operations to long-term retention, reduces the dependency and expenses traditional backups; simplifies IT operations and increases business agility.
Remote data storage, in one cloud or multi-cloud, brings ease of use and flexibility into an organization’s ecosystem; it is changing how data is stored, collaborated or secured.