One Man’s Buying Journey to the Dark Side and Back

It’s the classic IT question: Do I stick with the incumbent vendor, or look at the alternatives? Here’s a story of one IT manager’s 2 1/2 year-long journey to hell and back. Since this is the Cloudian blog, you can guess the ending, but it’s a fun read provided by Cloudian partner, SymStor. The IT … Read More

Bring Object Storage to Your Nutanix Cluster with Cloudian HyperStore

Your Nutanix-powered private cloud provides fast, Tier 1 storage for the information you use every day. But what about the information that’s less frequently used, or requires more capacity than your Nutanix cluster has to spare? Cloudian HyperStore is on-prem storage that provides extra capacity for your large-scale storage demands. HyperStore Enterprise Object Storage Overview … Read More

SNL Deploys Cloudian Object Storage for Active Archive

At the NAB Show in April, the folks from Saturday Night Live delivered a great talk on their next-generation active archive. They are migrating to Cloudian object storage, and away from tape, a change that is already delivering operational benefits. This project is worth a close look, as it speaks to the unique attributes of … Read More

Object Storage Bucket-Level Auto-Tiering with Cloudian

As discussed in my previous blog post, ‘An Introduction to Data Tiering’, there is huge value in using different storage tiers within a data storage architecture to ensure that your different data sets are stored on the appropriate technology. Now I’d like to explain how the Cloudian HyperStore system supports object storage ‘auto-tiering’, whereby objects can be automatically moved from local HyperStore storage to a destination storage system on a predefined schedule based upon data lifecycle policies.

SNL and Object Storage: Archiving Media Assets for the Long Run

Picture all of your media assets today. How much space does it take up and how well does your current storage solution work? Now what if you had over 40 years of assets? Will the same solution work just as efficiently? Tape storage is currently the preferred method for archiving media assets, but tape is a limited-life … Read More

Cloudian Customer Receives Commvault Innovation Award

Cloudian Customer Receives Commvault Innovation Award for Data Protection with Object Storage A Cloudian customer, Schuberg Philis, has been recognized by Commvault for their innovation in a data protection deployment with Cloudian object storage. Several aspects of this award-winning solution illustrate advancements that make backup a very exciting topic right now: Object storage as a … Read More

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage: What’s the Difference?

Scale-up vs scale-out storage is a comparison that illustrates the evolution of storage technology. What’s the difference? Storage capacity is the most fundamental criteria of a storage device. The second most fundamental storage criteria is what happens when you need to add capacity. The prospect of adding capacity keeps storage managers up at night. When … Read More

Better Backup With the Software You Already Have

You know the challenges of the backup process. Veritas and Commvault are good products, but backup is still a chore. Your three choices for a backup target all have challenges: Tape is troublesome, disk is expensive, and backup to the cloud is slow.