Deploy StorReduce on AWS into a new VPC


To deploy StorReduce on AWS in about 20 minutes (for a cluster of three StorReduce servers), follow the step-by-step instructions in the Quick Start deployment guide. For additional Quick Starts, see the complete catalog.

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This Quick Start automatically deploys a secure and fault-tolerant StorReduce cluster on the AWS Cloud, into a configuration of your choice.

StorReduce is a specialized cloud deduplication solution for companies that use object storage like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for large volumes of data. With StorReduce on AWS, you can use features such as deduplication, copy-on-write (COW) cloning of data, inter-regional or inter-cloud deduplicated replication, and much more.

This Quick Start uses AWS CloudFormation templates to set up a StorReduce cluster of 3-31 servers across 2-4 Availability Zones. You can deploy StorReduce within a new or existing VPC across multiple Availability Zones, with traffic distributed evenly across StorReduce’s endpoints through a load balancer. 

  • What you'll build

    The Quick Start architecture for StorReduce includes:

    • A virtual private cloud (VPC) that spans two to four Availability Zones and includes a public and private subnet in each zone.* 
    • An Internet gateway to provide Internet access to each subnet.*
    • In the public subnets, managed NAT gateways to allow outbound Internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the public subnets, Linux bastion hosts to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • In one of the public subnets, a StorReduce Monitor instance. StorReduce Monitor exposes TCP ports 3000 and 5601 for HTTP access to Grafana and Kibana consoles, while having limited internal TCP port access to StorReduce servers within the private address space.
    • In the private subnets, StorReduce instances. These instances’ Amazon S3 and administration interfaces are exposed through a Classic Load Balancer configuration.


    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks.

    For details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Deployment details

    You can deploy your StorReduce environment on AWS by following a few easy steps:

    1. Sign up for a StorReduce free trial or production license.
    2. Sign up for an AWS account at https://aws.amazon.com.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from two options:
      - Deploy into a new VPC 
      - Deploy into an existing VPC 
      Deployment takes about 20 minutes for a cluster of three StorReduce servers. 
    4. (Optional) Set up SSL/TLS certificates for client authentication.
    5. (Optional) Set up client-side or server-side encryption.


    To customize your deployment, you can configure the number of Availability Zones (2-4), VPC and bastion host settings, instance types for resources, and StorReduce cluster settings such as the number of servers, the number of shards, and the number of replica shards.

    For complete details, see the Quick Start deployment guide.

  • Cost and licenses

    You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start. 

    Primarily, your costs for deploying Quick Start will consist of a StorReduce license, the cost of running EC2 instances for your StorReduce cluster (including one monitor VM), and data hosting costs in Amazon S3. See the EC2 On-Demand Pricing webpage for running instance costs.

    This deployment uses a Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model for StorReduce. You can obtain a 30-day free trial for using StorReduce or request a quote by emailing info@storreduce.com.