Cloud provider ElasticHosts has launched a new cloud storage solution specifically designed for Linux users. ElasticHosts Cloud Storage is specifically built for the needs of Linux system administrators, and works out of the box with common Linux tools such as Rsync backup and SSHFS remote file servers. The new service is immediately available from ElasticHosts datacentres worldwide and can be used as a standalone service or alongside the company’s Cloud Servers, both VMs and auto-scaling Linux Containers.
ElasticHosts Cloud Storage provides unlimited file storage on-demand. It dynamically scales as required and is billed only by consumption. Customers can choose from ElasticHosts’ worldwide data centres to get fast local access in an appropriate data jurisdiction, and benefit from 24/7 support.
Key use cases include:
- Offsite backups: Full Rsync integration allows system administrators to import files and maintain incremental backups using standard Linux tools
- Shared network drives: Share files, connecting securely from multiple locations over SSHFS or WebDAV
- Hosting static web pages and downloads: Serve simple pages or large downloads without a webserver, or offload these from your webserver
- Integration with ElasticHosts cloud servers: Run auto-scaling Linux Containers directly from SSD storage, and mount your storage on VMs, enabling tight integration with your software and direct remote access into the filesystem of your running server
Richard Davies, CEO for ElasticHosts, comments: “Most cloud storage products, such as Dropbox, are built for consumers on desktop computers, or have complicated APIs, like Amazon S3. This makes them cumbersome for Linux system administrators to use. We are heavily involved in the Linux community and were keen to create a solution that meets their specific needs and works with their existing tools; it is actually something we use internally. For example, Rsync is a fantastic tool for incremental backups that is widely used, so when we were designing the storage we knew it needed to integrate with it. Similarly SSHFS remote file servers are very popular.
ElasticHosts Cloud Storage can be purchased directly from ElasticHosts’ website: www.elastichosts.com.