Saas / Cloud Storage
The exponential growth of storage and storage requirements of clients essentially necessitates a move away from directly attached storage into remotely accessible storage. The high degree of mobility and requirement for accessing personal data from multiple location drives us directly into storage taking on forms of ubiquitous constantly accessible service, making storage a utility. This is an the idea encapsulated in the notion of storage as a service
We have implemented a complete SaaS framework integrating client machines , mobile laptops ( to be extended to PDSs and devices like iPhone or the convergence devices) into multi-tier backend that provides storage as a plug and use service.
Yet another framework that envisages the backend as a "cloud" a distributed storage network with an elementary API to deal with containers and streams ( like the S3 API ) has been implemented for an embedded systems network