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EMC Atmos


Do not Copy . the amount of information managed by an enterprise increases. unstructured information. implementing a cloud infrastructure to meet these demands will become an integral part of the organization’s health and success. EMC Atmos is highly scalable and distributed object based storage platform. EMC Atmos is designed for cloud-based content infrastructures. Atmos is policy-based information management software packaged and delivered to customers with a low-cost. high-density storage system that offers ease of implementation and service. Cloud computing has introduced a new way of operating and managing the business. and require a new architecture for storage that is built with these requirements in mind. distributed. It is designed to help organizations to automatically manage and optimize the delivery of rich. and over time. EMC Atmos -2 .All Rights Reserved. across large-scale global cloud storage environments.Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Cloud environments are large in scale. Every day.

Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. The Atmos has come in two offerings to suit organizations needs. Do not Copy . organizations can leverage storage infrastructure from EMC or other VMware supported storage. there is a virtual edition of Atmos which is deployed as a set of VMs onto a vSphere infrastructure. EMC Atmos -3 . The Virtual Edition is qualified on the EMC Unified Storage platform to expand the storage options to Web services. either taking advantage of existing capacity or extending a multiprotocol storage platform. Using the Virtual edition.All Rights Reserved. In conjunction with VMware. The first is a purpose-built appliance that utilizes industry standard components to offer some of the densest storage available – up to 720TB. This is often the choice for organizations supporting large scale web applications internally. or utilizing Atmos to support storage-as-a-service.

All Rights Reserved. EMC Atmos is supported in three hardware configurations: WS2-120. cooling and cabling.240 are designed to provide a higher mix of compute resources. WS2-240. The WS2120 and WS2. while the WS2-360 is optimized to provide the largest amount of storage capacity. All three models provide the redundant power. EMC Atmos -4 . WS2-360.Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Do not Copy .

Metadata service executes user requests to create. based on the object metadata. Do not Copy . Metadata service provides input to the resource manager which tracks the status. security manager service. It maps application interfaces to object services and provides views of cloud optimized storage to the applications. It offers two interfaces or presentation layers: File access interface using NFS. Also. Data storage services responds to client access requests and is responsible for storing and retrieving objects from cloud storage.Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Let’s have a look at the Atmos technical architecture. Any object entering the storage cloud arrive at the metadata server. EMC Atmos -5 . Client service is the front-end for applications and any object interaction with cloud storage. or Linux installable file system interface. CIFS. resource manager service. update. it tracks multiple versions and replicas of an object. and web services interface using SOAP. and metadata location service.All Rights Reserved. Client services queries metadata location service to identify the metadata server for an object. and destroy objects. and space of each data storage service. Metadata location service tracks metadata servers within the cloud and maintains the location of objects associated with each metadata server. Security manager enforces cloud storage security services when an object is accessed whereas system manager is responsible for monitoring and managing physical storage systems. They expose their capabilities and state to the resource manager. Management services incorporate system manager service. Cloud optimized storage access interface allows object level communication with the core services. Core services include metadata service. and REST. Metadata service processes the object metadata and passes service level objectives to the resource and policy manager. resource membership. and policy manager service. Policy manager defines policy for storing each object based on service level objectives and the object metadata. availability.

All Rights Reserved. The main features of Atmos are: Policy based management: EMC Atmos improves operational efficiency by automatically distributing content based on business policy. Multi-tenancy: Atmos enables multiple applications to be served from the same infrastructure. Unified namespace: EMC Atmos has a single namespace that provides universal access regardless of location. Automated system management: Provides auto-configuring. you can granularly control the protection. This service is built upon EMC Atmos technology.Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. The administrator-defined policies dictate how. Cloud optimized protection: Provides enhanced content protection methods designed specifically for distributed cloud environments. EMC Atmos -6 . Multi-tenancy is ideal for service providers or large enterprises that wish to provide cloud services for many customers or departments with logical. Federation: Moves content from an private cloud to any public Atmos based cloud. performance. and auto-healing capabilities to reduce administration and downtime. and where the information resides. when. auto-managing. Web services and legacy protocols: Provides flexible web services access (REST/ SOAP) for webscale applications and file access (CIFS/NFS/Installable File System) for traditional applications. Do not Copy . secure separation within a single infrastructure. reducing complexity and improving productivity. and storage cost associated with the content. Each application is securely partitioned and cannot access another application’s data. via Atmos onLine. EMC Atmos onLine is a storage as a service offering that is operated and managed by EMC. With the GeoProtect feature.

Of course. EMC offer simple browser-based access to the UI and make it available from any point in a distributed Atmos system. there’s built-in role based access control that organizations can leverage.Copyright © 2010 EMC Corporation. Organizations that are comfortable with integrating to the Atmos REST API for data input & retrieval can also get value out of plugging EMC management API into their own dashboards. EMC Atmos -7 .All Rights Reserved. Do not Copy . for example organization can appoint system administrators that manage the entire system and tenant administrators that manage just their tenancy and can’t see any one else’s data. Another key feature of Atmos is its easier management. The cloud is presented and managed as a single pane of glass.