The most flexible way to manage your data without cloud lock-in
Zenko is infrastructure software for CIOs, DevOps, Data Managers to control Data in Multi-Cloud IT Environments
MULTI-CLOUD IS REAL
“There will not be only one cloud…but rather a handful of large cloud firms with companies taking a multi-provider approach to the cloud.”
–Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, Wall Street Journal interview
How People Use Zenko
Enterprises and users have sophisticated needs that are not satisfied by one cloud provider. Some applications are best served by Amazon S3 while others may require integrations with Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
Users may store data in a private object-storage system and use Zenko to automatically replicate objects with specific metadata to Amazon S3 buckets to make use of the best CDN.
Watch how files tagged as “ready for production” in Adobe Premiere, using standard S3 protocol get automatically replicated by Zenko to Amazon, Google and Azure, connected to their respective CDN.
Clouds can fail too! Zenko’s replication capabilities can be used to distribute risk of failure across different storage systems, in the cloud and local.
If the main storage system becomes non-available for any reason, the new location can be switched off in a matter of seconds.
Edge/IoT To Cloud
Capture edge data in Zenko local cache from devices, sensors, vehicles, appliances, …
- Analyze at edge or replicate to central location on private cloud or public cloud
- Enable artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation at the edge and at the core
Multi-Site Content Distribution
Use Zenko to intelligently distribute data across geographies and locations
- Relevant for Manufacturing, Media, Financial Services, Travel, and other industries
- Address issues related to compliance (GDPR, etc.), performance, latency, etc.
ZENKO SOLVES YOUR PROBLEMS
Developers don’t have to learn various object storage API dialects.
Zenko translates API calls between Amazon S3 and Azure Blob Storage or Google Cloud Storage, or file systems.
Storage Administrators and data officers retain control.
Global metadata search keeps track of which objects are stored where.
CIOs can pick the most cost-effective storage systems.
Data replication and workflow policies make it easy to control costs and reduce lock-in from storage providers.
Zenko is available in an Open Source and an Enterprise Edition.
|Open source edition||Enterprise edition|
|Costs / Pricing||Free to use under Apache 2.0 license||Enterprise license based on Total Data Managed (TDM) - purchased from Scality or through partners|
|Enterprise edition||GitHub download, Helm charts||Deployed by Scality Technical Services|
|Support||Community only||24x7 support from Scality and its partners|
|Management||API and CLI, Cloud-based management through Zenko Orbit up to 1 TB of data||API and CLI, Cloud-based management through Zenko Orbit for all data|
Zenko is built from the ground up to solve the challenges of modern multi-cloud application development
Zenko opens opportunities to design applications where storage is chosen based only on the needs of the business, such as cost, availability, or specific analytic capabilities.
The microservices architecture is easy to deploy anywhere using Kubernetes:
Zenko core features
Multiple storage backend (RING sproxyd, RING S3Connector, Amazon S3, other S3-compatible, Google Storage, Azure Blob)
Scalable, easy-to-use metadata search that aggregates both system and user created metadata across storage locations
The GUI for configuration and management
The easiest way to get started with Multi-Cloud. Zenko Orbit is a cloud-based portal that provides secure management and operations of all your Zenko instances in the cloud or on-premises.
Start the free sandbox to install Zenko on a temporary cloud instance, connect Zenko to [Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Azure Blob, Wasabi, Digital Ocean Spaces], set replication rules and bucket expiration policies and start uploading objects to Zenko. Learn more about Zenko Orbit.
CloudServer is the S3-compatibility layer for Zenko
In Zenko’s architecture, CloudServer is the open source microservice that translates API calls from Amazon S3 to other protocols. It can run as a stand-alone container or run as a NodeJS app. You don’t need to run the full Zenko stack if all you need is a S3-compatible storage service without replication rules or expiration policies.
npm install zenko/cloudserver
docker run -d --name s3server -p 8000:8000 scality/s3server
CloudServer plays well with others
Different from other S3-compatible front-end, CloudServer can be connected to any storage system to provide S3 capabilities. You can connect CloudServer to
- any filesystem, like NFS or SMB,
- any S3-compatible cloud storage
- non-S3-compatible cloud storage
The open source Kubernetes distribution focused on bare-metal deployments, long-term maintenance and ease of operation.
The Scality team has parsed the often baffling options of most Kubernetes installers and developed MetalK8s with sensible defaults.
MetalK8s deployments only require few key decisions from operators. The result is a simplified deployment path for a new Kubernetes cluster on bare-metal, with easier long-term maintenance.
MetalK8s version 1.0 comes with default dashboards that help operators control the cluster based on the following services:
- Kubernetes dashboard, a general purpose, web-based UI for Kubernetes clusters
- Grafana tool for monitoring dashboards for cluster services
- Cerebro, an administration and monitoring console for Elasticsearch clusters
- Kibana, a search console for logs indexed in Elasticsearch