Access to Symphony Cloud Storage is provided through an application programming interface (API) that is ideal for both custom-built and packaged applications. Savvis selected the popular EMC Atmos platform as the underlying technology providing developers and independent software vendors (ISV) access to a widely-adopted RESTful API web service.
Key to data protection, Symphony Cloud Storage is highly reliable with a 99.99% availability SLA and designed for up to 15 9’s durability.
Data Protection and Sovereignty
Protect your data by replicating it to different geographies, across continents or across the globe by simply choosing the policy which fits your needs. Simple replication choices provide you with the flexibility to choose where your data is stored. You can choose to keep your data local or designate the site to which it is stored in order to ensure the data remains sovereign. You can replicate your data to one other site or globally for redundancy and disaster. Some options are below:
A global namespace model allows end-users to access and analyze the data collectively without needing to know the storage location for each piece of data. Users can save data to the cloud storage from any location. Because of the global namespace;you can upload the data into any cloud storage site around the globe. The data will be returned to you regardless of the physical location.
Access your data anywhere
Symphony Cloud Storage is accessible from anywhere around the globe via the Internet, Savvis/CTL MPLS networks, or over our data center network within Symphony Cloud Storage data centers. Write an application and deploy it to desktops, servers, or mobile devices and use the native network capabilities to access the data in the storage service.
Global Data Made Local, Local Data Made Global
Five deployments in four countries across three Continents provides one global storage cloud.
No commitment required, in term or capacity, pay for only what you use.
Symphony Cloud Storage is not like traditional storage where the hardware and the unused raw space are purchased up front. With this solution, you pay only for the storage you use.
While any business can access Symphony Cloud Storage over the public internet, existing clients who use the Savvis or CenturyLink private network will not pay data-transfer fees when downloading data. In addition, Savvis clients that host or colocate in a cloud-storage-enabled data center do not pay transfer fees to move data between their cloud storage and infrastructure.
Built on the widely used EMC Atmos platform and compatible with the EMC Atmos API framework, Symphony Cloud Storage allows users to utilize solutions from vendors already integrated with EMC Atmos.
Whitewater Cloud Storage Gateways
Riverbed® Whitewater® cloud storage gateways modernize data protection and streamline operations for organizations of all sizes from enterprises to small remote offices. Leveraging industry-leading technologies, Whitewater appliances deliver local-like performance while using private or public cloud for secure off-site storage. Whitewater appliances allow organizations to:
- Eliminate tape and tape system burdens
- Improve DR readiness
- Seamlessly integrate with existing applications
- Create a low cost, highly scalable storage tier
Panzura Global Cloud Storage System
Panzura’s Global Cloud Storage System enables enterprise-class cloud storage with NAS-like functionality for a globally-distributed workforce. This storage system is comprised of three seamlessly integrated parts: The Quicksilver Cloud Storage Controller, the Panzura OS, and the Panzura CloudFS file system. Together they enable true global file sharing and project collaboration, active archiving of infrequently used files, and backup of structured data sets like databases and Exchange files.
Oxygen is smart because it connects everything together: your devices, your data, your identities, and your storage. Oxygen helps your employees to be productive virtually anywhere. They don't have to think about which device to carry. Oxygen helps them connect nearly any device to nearly any storage infrastructure, so they can get sensitive data from anywhere with full IT compliance. And Oxygen connects people together so file sharing can happen right on the desktop. No need to go anywhere to get the files you need.
Escape the boundaries of your traditional storage infrastructure.
Symphony Cloud Storage provides an environment free of space limitations because it doesn't require volumes or filesystems. Start small, managing just a few gigabytes of data, but have the confidence to scale well beyond exabytes of information.
Savvis brings years of experience as a strategic outsourcing provider to the cloud storage market. This provides customers with key advantages including:
- Data center security and physical access protection
- Globally Consistent ITIL processes
- SOC 1 (SSAE 16 / ISAE 16) Data Centers
- The security of service-level agreements and 24/7 support.
Web Content Storage and Distribution
Symphony Cloud Storage offers a unique distribution capability. A consumer brands website has their parts manuals, product information and warranties stored in Symphony Cloud Storage, lowering their costs by storing the data only once, and taking the data payload off the web server.
Replication for Accessibility
Symphony Cloud Storage provides a highly durable, affordable way to replicate data. To protect your critical data, Savvis has created Simple Replication Policies that help eliminate the workload. Utilize a policy that replicates to another region or the policy that replicates to all sites in order to ensure your data is protected and available.
For instance, a financial services company stores market data which is automatically replicated to a different region with every upload. This allows the client to have constant availability of the data even in the event of a regional disaster.