Sea foam machine is the next frontier in cloud storage
By James Martin TechRadaru The latest tech that can make the cloud faster, cheaper and safer is SeaFlower.
The technology is based on a cloud platform that stores your data and delivers it as a virtual disk, allowing it to be instantly accessed and shared.
The software was designed for small businesses, but can also be used for small enterprises.
It’s called SeaFlowers’ WaveFlow.
The platform is powered by an open-source software development kit (SDK), allowing it’s developers to develop a cloud-based storage system for use with other cloud-hosting platforms.
“This is a very simple, low-cost and extremely efficient way to store your data,” said Dan Pfeiffer, a founder of SeaFlows, a cloud storage platform for businesses and small enterprises with more than 40,000 active users.
“You don’t need any fancy storage hardware, the system is very simple to set up and the software is very fast and easy to install.”
The software, which Pfeifer co-founded in 2014, is powered with an open source software development platform, allowing developers to build an open platform for developers to use.
“This is something that could be done on a simple Raspberry Pi, or you could use a Linux-based system, but this system is open source and you can build it for any platform you want,” Pfeifeer said.
SeaFlowers WaveFlow is currently being used by businesses, government agencies, and large enterprises.
“It’s incredibly easy to set it up, it’s incredibly fast and it’s very simple,” Peeff said.
“If you’re using an OpenStack cloud infrastructure, you could build it and you wouldn’t even need a separate server.”
In its current incarnation, SeaFlowing is based around a cloud service provider called NetApp.
It allows customers to connect their NetApp virtual machine to a NetApp Cloud platform, which in turn connects to a customised CloudFlower server.
Pfeiffers first used the CloudFlowers SeaFlood as a backup server in 2013.
“We were running out of storage and were using Microsoft’s SQL Server for a while, and that was kind of my first exposure to cloud computing,” Pffiffer said, adding that he used the SeaFlow system for backup and disaster recovery purposes.
“I used it for all sorts of things: I was doing data analysis, I was testing new products and new APIs and I was also using it to backup some of my old files,” PFEIFFER said.
The SeaFlown software is designed to be used with other software such as VMware and VMware ESXi.
The company is currently working on adding a few new features to the software, such as adding a more user-friendly interface, allowing customers to configure storage pools to provide better storage performance and a better user experience.PFEIFFERS customers include:The company said the SeaFlow is a cost-effective, scalable solution for businesses, which is why it has attracted a large number of developers.
“A lot of businesses use the SeaFood system because it’s so cheap to use, the platform itself is so easy to use and the tools that are available are so easy and free,” Piffer explained.
“There’s a lot of opportunity in the cloud, and this technology could potentially solve some of the challenges that the cloud faces, like managing data, managing storage, handling the network and so on.”
SeaFlows WaveFlow and other CloudFlows services, including CloudFlood, are available to businesses for free.
“The best part of this platform is that it’s a really easy solution to use,” P Feiffer added.
“It’s so simple to use that you could just use a basic Windows machine and do it all.”