Developing functionality, putting it into a product, and demonstrating these new capabilities is interesting, but showing real examples of what you can accomplish with it is much more compelling.
For my latest video, I walk through how to setup and configure Cloud Sync in SwiftStack to synchronize on-premises data with Google Cloud Storage, then use Google Container Engine to transcode/render some media assets that we just synced up. Google cloud has a lot of unique capabilities. They make it exceptionally easy to spin up and spin down a Kubernetes cluster with Google Container Engine.
For us, hybrid cloud is about leveraging public and private cloud resources in the same workflow. When on-premises data needs to be accessible to cloud resources–it should be available in its native format–not through a gateway.
To get the most out of hybrid cloud architectures, the data must be accessible to on-premises applications that uses a file system protocol, like SMB. And that *same data* must be accessible via an object API, like S3, to support workflows in the cloud.
As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to discuss workflows that could take advantage of hybrid cloud storage.