The XenData Cloud File Gateway software is the foundation of XenData hybrid cloud solutions. It manages a single highly scalable file system across two storage tiers: on-premises RAID and Microsoft Azure blob storage. The storage system allows existing file-based applications to use cloud storage without the need for modification. Its tiering policies keep frequently accessed files on local storage, which minimizes cloud access costs and Internet bandwidth usage.Optimized for video files, the Cloud File Gateway integrates with video surveillance and a wide range of media and entertainment applications. It also supports partial file restore, which allows clip creation from large video files without downloading the full file.
The Cloud File Gateway software runs on a Windows server or client computer and the file system is presented as a logical drive letter, which can be accessed locally or as one or more Windows network shares. The gateway provides the following functionality:
The Cloud File Gateway can be installed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server or Windows 10 computer with a local NTFS disk volume that becomes the on-premise storage.