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16.06 Storage Server Cloud Server Pro service guide

A Storage Server is a server connected to the network that has the primary task of providing a path to one or more shared disks for storing and archiving files such as images, movies, audio files, and/or any type of document. The Storage Server is used solely and exclusively for storing data: processing them and the peculiarities of the servers connected to the same network as the Storage Server. This allows extreme versatility in the interface and when exchanging data between different operating systems operating in the same network, ensuring integrity and security.
A Cloud Server for Storage does not need a lot of processing power (vCPUs); however it need a large storage capacity, then at least one or more large disks, and in some cases it may require a small amount of RAM to improve the performance of data access.

As in the case of Firewall Servers, Aruba Cloud offers the option of only creating Cloud Storage Servers in a VMWare environment: to be able to buy a Cloud Storage Server you will therefore need to opt for the VMWare hypervisor during creation.
There are now two Cloud Storage Server offers and they are based respectively on Openfiler and FreeNAS. Both are offered on a Linux operating system and are already installed and configured.
 The operations described have an exclusively exemplary nature: the improper use or use without due care and skill, can cause the partial and/or total loss of data, and in some cases may disrupt the correct operation of the virtual machine. Using this guide without the appropriate skills is not recommended. Aruba S.p.A. does not accept any responsibility for any problems or damage caused by using these guides.
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