The Silicon Review
Data center managers, broadcasters, researchers, and software developers need solutions to help them contend with the explosive growth in unstructured data. Across all industries – from media to medical, to industrial – new applications, formats, and technologies are driving this rapid increase of data, creating issues around storage costs and complexity. An affordable, highly-scalable, easy-to-use storage system was needed.
Cloudian is a Silicon Valley-based file and object storage company specializing in S3 API storage systems. With technology roots in the large-scale enterprise message space, Cloudian introduced its object-based platform, HyperStore, in 2011. Cloudian products are offered by partners including Amazon, Lenovo, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and QCT, and by reseller partners worldwide.
Cloudian was founded with a clear vision: to revolutionize data storage by bringing objects storage to the enterprise. Unlike the expensive, complex, and proprietary object storage products which came before it, Cloudian’s technology allows all sizes and types of users to realize the benefits of object storage in their own data centers.
An API Standard and Limitless Scalability
First, the revolutionary new solution needed to be built on a widely accepted API which software developers would embrace. Amazon’s S3-API was rapidly becoming the de facto object storage standard.
Next, the solution demanded a highly scalable platform. Cloudian already had such a platform — the company’s genesis was in the world of large-scale wireless messaging systems with Gemini Mobile, an innovator in the design and deployment of the first mobile messaging platforms. Cloudian built a platform to meet these needs and requirements and launched the HyperStore object storage solution in 2011.
Cloudian’s most recent achievement towards the vision to revolutionize enterprise storage is the launch of Cloudian HyperFile, the industry’s first object storage-based file solution to combine full enterprise-class NAS feature set and scale-out performance, saving companies 70% TCO vs traditional NAS.
Today, enterprises and service providers alike are building reliable, affordable, and scalable storage solutions with Cloudian.
Cloudian’s 100% native interoperability with S3 (the de facto standard in cloud object storage) ensures investment protection for developers and data center managers who rely on the thousands of S3-enabled applications available from vendors such as Adobe, Computer Associates, Commvault, Citrix, IBM, Veritas, Redhat, Dalet, and others.
Cloudian products can scale from just three nodes to hundreds, allowing systems to be the right size for any application or organizational need. And Cloudian dramatically reduces enterprise storage costs with up to 95% less management overhead, 30% less power/space/cooling, and a highly robust design that ensures maximum productivity with up to 14 lines of data durability.
Cloudian use cases include backup/archive, media and entertainment, bioinformatics, engineering, hybrid cloud, IoT, AI/ML, and more.
Cloudian File and Object Storage Solutions
Solve your biggest capacity storage challenges. Cloudian file and object storage solutions are powerful and easy to use. Proven with enterprise applications worldwide, you get infinite scalability and limitless possibilities.
File Services: Cloudian HyperFile gives you enterprise NAS features, limitless scalability, SMB (CIFS)/NFS compatibility, and simple management. The complete solution costs starting at ½ cent per GB/month.
Data Protection: For data backup targets, your typical choices are appliances or tape. Cloudian breaks the price-performance barrier with a disk-based backup target that is fast, simple, and cost-effective.
Media & Entertainment: HyperStore was designed to handle the massive quantities of data generated by high-resolution media, so it provides a cost-effective and fast storage solution for 4k workflows.
Data Lifecycle Management: Offload less-frequently used files — which typically consume 60% or more of the footprint — from Tier-1 NAS to Cloudian. You get more capacity at less cost.
Cloud Storage: Everything you love about the cloud but in your data center. Cloudian HyperStore uses the same APIs, offers the same limitless scalability, and is just as easy to use.
Collaboration: A powerful, flexible set of services with easy management and scale-out storage to address ever-changing business needs and growing data sets.
Analytics: To derive insight from information, you need affordable, highly-scalable storage that’s simple, reliable, and compatible with the tools you have.
“We wanted to spend less time managing our storage and more time helping our customers be innovative in the cloud. Cloudian fit the bill for us because of its multi-tenant capabilities, proven S3 API compatibility and out-of-the-box HTML user portal.”
- Allen Hall, Director of Cloud Engineering, rediCloud
“Cloudian’s object storage combined the scalability, cost efficiency, Amazon S3 interoperability, and rich metadata tagging we needed to make this project possible.”
- David Tsuen, IT Manager, City of Montebello