Cloudian and VMware Solution Update

In today’s modern IT departments everywhere, IT managers are using IT infrastructure services from both public and private cloud platforms. IT managers have figured out which workloads operate best on internal or external platforms and have settled into a hybrid cloud strategy, but ultimately public cloud services are a separate “island” of resources to manage and interaction between public and private cloud services have been limited to tiering and DR type services.

The Common Foundations of Kubernetes and Object Storage

Reading Brendan Burns’ The History of Kubernetes & the Community Behind It, I was struck by the common technical foundations of Kubernetes and object storage.  Burns lists Kubernetes’ “basic feature set” as an orchestrator to deploy and manage containers as (1) Replication to deploy multiple instances of an application; (2) Load balancing and service discovery to route traffic to these replicated containers; (3) Basic health checking and repair to ensure a self-healing system; (4) Scheduling to group many machines into a single pool and distribute work to them.

Tail of the Tape

Data storage on magnetic tape media has a long history that extends back to the earliest days of digital computing in the last century. Even with the great advancements made across all areas of computing and data processing in recent decades, traditional LTO tape still provides a valuable role as an inexpensive storage medium that can retain data for long periods with little or no power input. As such, many organizations still employ data tape as one part of their total data protection plan, which is diversified across multiple technologies.

Cloudian HyperStore for VMware vSAN Data Persistence Platform

Cloudian today announced that it will offer its enterprise-grade, fully native S3-API compatible object storage software for VMware Cloud Foundation™ with VMware Tanzu™. The integrated solution combines industry-leading VMware HCI platform and Cloudian HyperStore object storage into a single shared-nothing data platform, allowing IT operators to modernize their storage infrastructure, accelerate innovation and improve time to market with enhanced application portability. With this integrated solution, enterprises can run any application in a single storage environment, at any scale, on-prem and in the cloud, while also reducing storage costs by 60% or more.

Easily provision S3 buckets on HyperStore with Kubernetes

One of the key features of Kubernetes is the ability to dynamically scale your pods to the workload demand.  These Pods are often self contained micro-services that have a specific job to do.  But what if you want equally convenient access to similarly isolated storage?  That’s just the problem the recently released Cloudian S3 Operator aims to solve!

Multi-tenancy in Cloud Storage

Glenn Haley, Director of Product Management, Cloudian Introduction The concept of delivering cloud services by sharing virtualized hardware infrastructure and application servers has existed for years.  Within these hosted services, multi-tenancy functionality has been a critical factor in separating software services for tenant customers while keeping costs at a level acceptable for software providers.   However, … Read More

To the Edge: The New Model of Moving Compute to Data

Gary Ogasawara CTO, Cloudian Never before have sensors and apps been able to generate new data as prolifically as now.  Looking around my home office now, there is a Macbook running 3 programs writing logs and processing requests and responses, a desktop computer running a web browser with 8 tabs of separate processes, an Amazon ... Read More

Cloud Providers are leveraging Cloudian storage to expand their business with new storage-based cloud services

Rising Demand for Storage-based Cloud Services With a growing demand for storage-based services, Cloud Service Providers are introducing a suite of new storage-based services built on S3-compatible storage from Cloudian to profitably expand their businesses and better serve customers.  These high-value services leverage the limitlessly scalable, feature-rich HyperStore object storage platform, and an extensive technology ... Read More

Pure Storage CloudSnap Integrates With Cloudian For Fast, Efficient Data Protection

Today at the Pure Storage user conference, Cloudian® announced the integration of its HyperStore® object storage platform with Pure Storage CloudSnap. This lets Pure users automatically move snapshot data between FlashArray and Cloudian, providing multiple cool benefits: Offloads Pure FlashArray Disk-based data repository for fast access On-prem for security, low-latency Exabyte scalable storage pool Policy-based, … Read More