Relayer, This Changes Everything

Regain control of business-critical data with you making the key decisions on security, performance and where your data is stored. Why surrender control to a remote data warehouse when you can assemble a Virtual Private Datacenter to your exact specification?

Traditional datacenters receive a complete upload and copy it to a second location for redundancy

The Relayer is a nexus between you and thousands Storage Providers. Choose custom regions, nations, states or nodes based on uptime, performance and compliance to assemble the datacenter fitting your exact need

Relayer works best with reasonably fast Internet taking advantage of bandwidth available. CPU and Memory handle the important tasks of encryption and slivering data for upload, which resides in disk cache you specify.

Built to run on Linux or Windows inside a Docker container making the experience consistent across platforms.

With S3, you set up permissioned Buckets for users, groups and policies. Users granted access can see and use resources accordingly. File Manager and Identity and Access Management editor are included.

Features, Benefits and How to Use

So far, we have discussed erasure coding and performance benefits. In this section we go over configurable features in the UI that provide a familiar cloud experience for the those used to AWS and others. If you are new to Cloud services, the Relayer is easily understandable. The following tutorials take users through all Relayer features including advanced understandings. Here is a Youtube playlist for convenient bookmark

Hardware and Networking

The first step to optimal Relayer use is understanding the hardware and network requirements. A well tuned server will deliver amazing results in pushing your data to the cloud. At core, the Relayer is a cache device that performs encryption, sharding and stores all the location information of your data (metadata) in a database. For light installations simple database backups can suffice. Busy networks should consider high availability strategies for the database (postgres clusters for example)

User Interface and Configuration

Getting around in the Relayer is fast and friendly with a simple set of tabs at the top of your browser window.

Identity and Access Management Basic

Configuring Buckets and Objects with user and group permissions is industry standard and easy to understand with the built-in IAM tool. Create Buckets, give the right people read, right or full access and rest comfortably your data is safe in the cloud.

Identity and Access Management Advanced

We dive deeper into the configuration tool for permissions to highlight some common situations and the way they are handled. We also show how to use JSON formatted files to import or create policies manually or with an outside service. Whether your organization is small, SME or Enterprise-scale, the Relayer works.

Provider Selection

Assembling your own custom datacenter is easy. Relayer provides tools to pick based on geographic location. A good Provider set will have 500-800 nodes if you have reasonably fast Internet. Parallel connections allow data to reach fastest nodes first, always reevaluating on the fly and updating. After region, choose from multiple node features with more planned. The result is the most performant, compliant and durable datacenter that uses far less electricity and resources than a traditional data warehouse.

S3 Compatibility

Connecting S3 compatible apps is a breeze. Built with the highest compatibility with the de facto Cloud APIs, Relayer functions as a drop-in replacement for your current cloud. And if your app isn’t natively S3 compatible, set up a network drive with one of several open tools and you are still in business. We’ve done the work setting up a few apps and utilities to give you examples to work from here.

Disk Cache

Setting up disks for caching files uploaded to the Relayer is a key part of Relayer success. This instructional will give background and ideas for proper configuration.

File Manager

The File Manager is tool to monitor and configure base access to buckets and objects. This instructional covers how to set up and use buckets as well as unique features to monitor billing and use on a per user basis

Backup and Recovery

A well maintained Relayer requires the user to protect and secure a Postgres database. We cover basics and discuss high availability strategies as well as some talk about future automated backups to the XNS network

Certificates, Proxy and Domains

Providing high quality, shareable access to your data in the cloud for internal users, the public and connecting common S3 applications is easy when you tie the configuration to a proper FQDN strategy and deploy SSL

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