Azure StorSimple 8000 – Coming August 1st
With the moniker StorSimple, you have to love it already. Microsoft has proudly unveiled its soon to be released StorSimple 8000 which launches August 1st for Microsoft Azure customers. The StorSimple Hybrid Storage Array mixes all storage tiers into a virtual appliance delivery on the Microsoft Azure platform.
Hybrid Cloud Storage?
Yes, you read that right. Hybrid Cloud Storage. If you think about it, the concept is really quite simple on traditional storage platforms, So the next logical step is to be able to use that same tiering capability, but apply it to existing cloud storage tiers.
As the image shows above, you can see the pooling of storage from primary storage, all the way down to tape backup and DR, can be done using the new iteration of the Microsoft StorSimple platform.
SDS (Software Defined Storage) for the cloud is going to become an important market in the coming years, so this is a smart move by the team at Microsoft to help further extend their service offerings in the growing Azure platform.