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Joint Cloud Computing: How Can Organizations Benefit From This New Trend?

Aron Brand, the CTO of CTERA, explained this new age phenomenon as “a new generation of computing model which facilitates providing cross-cloud services through integration and cooperation among different cloud providers.” While this term is currently used mostly by academia, some of the required components of joint cloud computing already exist in the commercial sector, said Brand.

“Take for example the concept of a global file system, which creates a single namespace, globally accessible file system, overlayed on multiple object storage providers – which can be located in different clouds, regions and operated by different service entities. A global file system eliminates vendor lock-in by allowing transparent data movement across cloud providers; enables boundless storage capacity, while providing comprehensive control over and visibility into this global distributed data. Using the global file system as a foundation, service organizations can develop federated applications that span heterogeneous clouds and data centers, including edge devices,” he added.

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