C L O U D STO R A G E C O NTR O L L E R S
A STORAGE SYSTEM JUST LIKE
THE ONE YOU HAVE TODAY
A STORAGE SYSTEM NOTHING LIKE
Cirtas makes Cloud Storage
work like Enterprise Storage
Cloud storage offers attractive cost savings and operational benefits such as usage-based pricing and on-demand capacity. Yet for most IT managers these benefits remain painfully out of reach. With no control over data security, no way to interface their SANs or applications to the proprietary APIs of cloud storage services, and no way to manage data with their existing processes, cloud storage and its cost savings are simply not a realistic option.
Bluejet Cloud Storage Controllers from Cirtas Systems turn cloud storage into enterprise block storage. Bluejet is provisioned and managed on your SAN just like on-site storage arrays, but instead of storing data in racks of disks in your data center, Bluejet leverages the 3rd party cloud storage services of your choice to unlock massive cost savings and simplify data management.
Use Bluejet with any open-systems server, OS, and application. No need to modify your applications to speak to the cloud providers’ APIs.
Configure as much capacity as you like and never run out! Eliminate the headaches caused by running out of space and re-provisioning on-site arrays.
Pay only for what you use. All Bluejet volumes are natively thin provisioned and cloud providers charge based on the amount of data stored, not what is provisioned.
Automatically keep geographically redundant copies of your data. DR just got easier!
Bluejet’s CloudSnap™ snapshot technology delivers unlimited snapshots, protecting against accidental deletions and application or file system corruption, enhancing cloud storage to make it work like on-site arrays.
Unlimited LUNs, volumes & storage pools make Bluejet suitable as shared storage for multiple servers. Use almost no data center rack space, power, or cooling capacity.
Eliminate expensive enterprise storage software and support maintenance costs.
Bluejet’s CloudLock™ data security encrypts data before it is transmitted to the cloud, securing information in transit and at rest. Encryption keys do not leave the Bluejet controller.
Bluejet Cloud Storage Controllers Deliver the Best of
Enterprise Storage and Cloud Storage
Connect Bluejet to your existing SAN and configure your cloud storage account.
Provision storage pools to be used by your servers and applications.
Begin securely storing your data in the cloud! All open-systems applications and OSs are supported.
Deploying Cloud Storage with Bluejet is Easy
(Tier2+ Data) CloudLock™
Encryption Bluejet deploys on your SAN just like your existing storage arrays, yet provides unlimited capacity to your Tier 2/Tier3 applications at a fraction of the cost of on-site storage. Data is seamlessly and securely stored in the cloud storage service of your choice.
Cloud Storage is Secure with Bluejet’s CloudLock™ Data Security
Bluejet encrypts all data destined for the cloud using secure AES encryption. The encryption keys are kept on the Bluejet appliance in your data center. Even if there is a security breach at your cloud provider, your information remains encrypted, unusable, and completely secure.
Cloud Storage with Bluejet is Optimized for Performance & Cost
Bluejet’s advanced technology optimizes the storage and transmission of data to the cloud, improving performance while lowering your monthly cloud storage service provider bill.
Performance Gain Cost Reduction
CloudCache™ serves frequently accessed data from Bluejet’s intelligent, tiered local cache at SAN performance levels
CloudReduce™ shrinks the data footprint so fewer bytes are transferred to/from the cloud, which increases data access speeds Bluejet uses sophisticated algorithms to efficiently translate SAN commands into cloud provider transactions that make the most of available Internet bandwidth
CloudCache™ causes less data to be fetched from the cloud, reducing bandwidth and access charges from your cloud provider
CloudReduce™ results in less data stored in the cloud, lowering your cloud storage capacity and bandwidth charges
Bluejet optimizes the number of transactions made to the cloud, reducing transaction charges from your cloud provider
Storage Array Cloud StorageService Bluejet-OptimizedCloud Storage
Storage Array CapEx ($/GB)
Savings through cloud storage adoption enabled by Cirtas
Reduced Capacity Charges Reduced Transfer Charges Reduced Transaction Charges
CloudCache Data Acceleration
SAN Interface Tiered Cache Deduplication Compression Metadata &
Packaging Data SecurityCloudLock CloudConnectProvider Management
CloudReduce Data Reduction
Cirtas Cloud Control System (C3S)
The Cirtas Cloud Control System (C3S) accelerates, enhances, and protects cloud storage, making it practically indistinguishable from local storage.
Ideal Use Cases for Bluejet Include:
Cloud Storage Capacity SAN/Cloud Interfaces Cache Size Cloud Interface Throughput LUNs, Volumes, Storage Pools Snapshot Cloud Providers System Management Redundancy Physical Dimensions Environmental/Power Specs
20TB base license key per appliance iSCSI/Gigabit Ethernet (4 ports)
5 TB spanning RAM, SSD, and SAS drives Up to 1Gbps
Unlimited space-efficient snapshots per volume with manual and/or automated triggers. <10 seconds to take a snapshot
Amazon S3, Iron Mountain
Web Browser-based Graphical User Interface
• Dual hot-swappable, load-sharing power supplies (870W each) • Battery-backed, logged & RAID-protected cache
• IEC-C14 input receptable • Five hot swappable fan units
2U - 3.40” H (8.64cm); 17.44” W (44.31cm); 26.80” D (68.07cm) Weight: 57.54 lbs (26.1kg)
90-264 VAC, autoranging, 47-63Hz.
Max input current: 12A @ 90VAC, 6A @ 180VAC
Power supply efficiency: 85-88% @ 115VAC, 87-90% @ 230VAC 50-95° F (10-35° C)
20-80% (noncondensing) relative humidity
SAN Offload Surge Capacity File Serving
File and E-mail Archiving Virtual Server Environments Project Workflows (CAD, Graphics) Unstructured Content
Constantly Accumulating Data
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