In this tutorial of Servecentric Enterprise Cloud powered by CloudSigma’s How To Series we tell you more about our storage system and how you can upload your own drive image in the cloud. Our cloud platform solution allows you to create and (re)size multiple persistent virtual drives including mounting multiple drives to a single cloud server and where available multiple storage tiers on the same cloud server. We offer a fast SSD-based storage system. It is perfectly suited to the high-performance requirements associated with big data, fast database transactions and more.
Drives can be mounted or unmounted and exist separately from your cloud servers. Therefore, you can consider your virtual drive images to be your own private cloud drive library. The system supports the creation of regular drives as well as CDs / DVDs which are typically used for install CDs and recovery tools etc. You can directly upload RAW images, complementing the extensive selection of install CDs and pre-installed systems available from our cloud marketplace.
There is no fixed drive sizing. Instead, you can create drives subject to a minimum and maximum size in a very granular way. All storage is persistent. The provisioning time for creating a new drive is 10-20 seconds with an average provisioning time of 15 seconds, similar to starting or creating a new cloud server. Once created, a drive can be resized subject to the maximum drive size. Drive resizing is executed instantly with a provisioning time of 10-20 seconds but please bear in mind you will likely need to expand the file system afterwards from within the operating system of the cloud server.
In the following short tutorial we’ll show you how to upload your own image on our platform. Please note that CloudSigma allows you to upload any x86 based operating system images and of course data drives, this, therefore, including all variants of Windows, Linux, and even BSD/Unix-based systems (keep in mind that Desktop versions of Windows are not permitted on the cloud).
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