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Cloud Storage for Public Administration

Cloud Storage services, specifically created for the Public Administration, are on-demand solutions designed for storing large amounts of data. Polo Strategico Nazionale’s cloud storage enables fast and intuitive storage, management and access to files. 

Administrations can choose between 5 different Cloud Storage services

  • Standard Performance
  • High Performance
  • High and Standard Performance Encrypted
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Object Storage

Standard Performance

A high-performance storage area network (SAN) using state-of-the-art SSD devices with a capacity of 130,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). The infrastructure is based on All Flash technology – replicated within the Region – which guarantees speed, durability and security.


High Performance

A SAN (Storage Area Network) based on the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) standard. NVMe is a transfer protocol that ensures fast, low-latency storage with a capacity of 170,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second). 


High and Standard Performance Encrypted

This solution adds a single volume-level encryption service to High and Standard Performance. With this technique each storage volume on the SAN is reprocessed with a different cryptographic key. Encryption algorithms make data indecipherable to those who do not possess the key to decode the content. 


Network Attached Storage (NAS)

NAS (Network Attached Storage) refers to specialised servers for data storage and file sharing on a local network. Unlike internal computer storage devices, NAS are stand-alone devices connected to the network and provide centralized storage space accessible from a wide variety of devices connected to it. 


Object Storage 

Object Storage is a data storage model in which data are stored as ‘objects’, i.e., as independent units. Each object has a unique identifier, called a key, which allows it to also be identified in distributed systems.

There are many advantages compared to the traditional file system-based storage model, where data is organised in a hierarchical directory structure. Object storage stores and makes objects accessible via API (Application Programming Interface).