Friday, May 19, 2017

Xanadu Cloud Computing Use Case: Protection of PCs from Ransomware

Xanadu Cloud Computing Use Case
Demo: Daeil Foreign Language High School, S. Korea

Xanadu is a key-value NoSQL big data management platform technology that provides fault tolerant ACID property and high throughput/low latency with massive scalability. Xanadu is designed for the heaviest workloads, and supports support concurrent queries without conflict.

Xanadu can be exploited for the back-end storage technology that allows remote client computers can access data and computing/application resources via the standard iSCSI network protocol. With iSCSI supported natively by any operating system, Xanadu makes it easy to securely store and access data from any machine on the network. Xanadu also can be used for providing services that allow remote computer systems to “boot” from a stored system drive image. With diskless units on users’ desks and all data (including the operating system disk) remains in the secure cloud servers, administrators are free to deploy diskless PCs to the desktop with their inherent advantages of higher data security, quicker disaster recovery, smaller office footprint and better energy consumption.

In-built deduplication functionality of Xanadu enable saving of cloud data storage resources a lot. For example, Xanadu can store thousands of 25GB basic Windows 7 disk images in only a few hundred gigabytes of actual storage. Xanadu, therefore, enables a simple and highly efficient means to centrally manage cloud data storage, particularly for standardised PC installations that need to be booted almost identically in many places. Time stamping functionality of Xanadu also offers an efficient snapshot capability that enables users to “reset” their stores to a previous saved “good” state. Especially, this resetting capability will be a good solution for proving protection of client PCs from malwares including notorious Ransomwares.

Xanadu for Protection of PCs from Ransomware.

Contact: Alex G. Lee (

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