Cloud storage MultiStore:
MultiStore allows you to create logical partitions in a single storage system (DSS) so that unauthorized users can not gain access to any information in a secure virtual partition. It also allows you to easily move virtual partitions between storage and an easily manageable, but powerful tool for disaster recovery.
The possibility of using MultiStore:
There are four most common use case MultiStore. These cases are not mutually exclusive – You may need the ability to move data and / or disaster recovery for your hosting environment MultiStore or service environment file resources.
Since the solution MultiStore allows you to easily create multiple administrative domains, it is an ideal base for any multiplayer services shared storage or hosting. Cloud providers - whether they offer infrastructure services or application hosting services - can share a single storage resources to create several separate sections vFiler for client companies. FlexShare provides up to five levels of priority, giving the opportunity to create a hosting environment with a five-tiered service levels.
Similarly, IT department of a company can create a section MultiStore vFiler to serve the needs of various departments within the company. (The final stage of use, file resource consolidation is actually just one limited use this function).
Based on the capabilities Data Motion, described above, MultiStore allows you to move data from one storage system to another without interrupting or making substantial reconfiguration of the storage destination. Without MultiStore, You could move the data using SnapMirror ® technology for copying data from one storage system to another, but it would lead to an interrupt service, and to provide users with access to the data you possibly would have edit access control lists (ACL), the definition of local user groups, display information about the user and so on . If the copied data is stored using MultiStore, then all the information about the user, group, and ACL is placed in a section vFiler. Section vFiler recreated in the destination store with information placed in it so that the data can be used immediately without further reconfiguration.
Perhaps the least known examples MultiStore - an automatic disaster recovery. MultiStore launches a simple, cross-site disaster recovery, in which the IP domains move with each instanced section vFiler. SnapMirror is used to play vFiler sections on a specific schedule, creating backup versions of each section vFiler, synchronized with the original versions. In case of failure, the administrator can start switching to a backup vFiler section with a single command, so the process of migration (cutover) occurs very rapidly, with minimal impact on the client. Section for emergency vFiler recovering site can be re-synchronize back to the source, once the cause of the problem is resolved.
File services consolidation
The final proved to be very popular example of using MultiStore is the consolidation of file services. In many companies, each department has its own file server. Consolidate multiple small file servers into one larger would facilitate its use and would reduce management costs, but many departments have not yet willing to give up management control. From MultiStore, each small file server can be consolidated with section vFiler, thus providing all the advantages of consolidation, while allowing each department to retain administrative control.