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Deploying on-premise storage

Step by step installation instructions for on-premise storage and the Syncplicity Storage Connector.








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During this session you will be able to walk through a complete end-to-end setup of your on-premise StorageVault with Syncplicity using the Syncplicity Storage Connector. This session is all about the installation and configuration of the Storage Connector. At the end of this session we will have successfully deployed the on-premise connector and a user can begin storing content to an On-Premise StorageVault.

StorageVaults can use any storage array that can be accessed using NFS, ATMOS or S3. For example, you can create storage endpoints using EMC Isilon scale-out NAS, EMC Atmos object storage, EMC VNX/VNXe file storage arrays, and EMC VIPR.

To configure on-premise storage, you need to install the Syncplicity On-Premise Storage Connector. This is server software that runs as a virtual machine and connects the Syncplicity orchestration layer in the cloud to your storage endpoint. You need at least two on-premise Storage Connectors but you can deploy more for Scalability and High Availability purposes. In most cases, an SSL offloading load-balancer is deployed in front of these Storage Connector virtual servers.

For security, you enter an Access Key when you configure the Storage Connector. The Access Key is a shared secret between an on-premise deployment and the Syncplicity service, used to identify and authenticate the on-premise deployment.

Once the Storage Connectors are installed and configured, you can easily create and manage StorageVaults. When creating a StorageVault, simply point it to the storage endpoints, enter the Access Key, and allocate space for this StorageVault. Each StorageVault configuration typically points at one URL, which is usually the load-balancer.

Once you have the StorageVaults configured, an administrator can create Storage Sets, which allows the administrator to assign user groups to specific StorageVaults.

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