LinkedIn Live: Protecting Your Data with VMware vSAN and Cloudian HyperStore

Our joint solution combines Cloudian Object Storage with VMware’s vSAN Data Persistence platform through VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu. Adding Cloudian object storage software to vSAN is simple and easy, and serves any cloud-native or traditional IT application requiring S3-compatible storage. 

Object Storage: Better Monetizing Content by Transitioning from Tape

As media organizations look for new ways to monetize their ever-growing content archives, they need to ask themselves whether they have the right storage foundation. In a recent article I wrote for Post Magazine, I discussed the advantages of object storage over tape when it comes to managing and protecting content. Below is a reprint of the article.

Boards need to make ransomware protection a top priority

Ransomware attacks increased 150% last year according to Group-IB, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. Given the financial, operational and reputational risk that ransomware poses, boards of directors need to make sure that safeguarding data from an attack is a top priority for the organizations they oversee. I recently made this case in an open letter to board members in Australia that was published in our only national daily newspaper, The Australian, and is reprinted below.

Understanding Cloud Native Storage

What is Cloud Native Storage? Cloud native is a new paradigm for developing and operating software applications, including technology trends like cloud computing, containerization, serverless, and microservices. Cloud-native storage is a storage technology designed for use in a cloud-native environment. A cloud-native storage platform provides data management for stateful applications, and provides solutions to ongoing … Read More

S3 Storage: Behind the Scenes

What is S3 Storage? Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a massively scalable storage service based on object storage technology. It provides a very high level of durability, with high availability and high performance. Data can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet, through the Amazon Console and the powerful S3 API. S3 storage provides ... Read More

Cloudian Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

We are excited to announce that Cloudian has been recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. It’s the second year in a row we received this distinction, and we’re proud that Cloudian continues to be a trendsetter in customer excellence. As of March 2021, we had the highest overall rating and the most reviews in our market.

Tape — Does It Measure Up?

Anyone who has worked with LTO tapes is well aware of the challenges. Let’s just say that they are anything but easy to deal with. From the lack of accessibility to the complexity of management and overall costs of maintaining and expanding aging tape libraries, the challenges have been a thorn in the side of many an IT administrator. Historically, organizations have bitten the proverbial bullet and implemented tapes for long-term data archiving and backup, inheriting along with it all the associated problems. However, the remote aspect of distributed teams during COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the accessibility and maintenance challenges inherent to large data tape libraries.

Overcoming Human Vulnerabilities that Open the Door to Ransomware

Ransomware attacks dominated the cybersecurity landscape in 2020 and will remain a top threat in 2021, posing major challenges for both public and private institutions. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre recently reported that it handled more than three times as many ransomware incidents as in the previous year. New variations of attacks are always testing security defenses, including more sophisticated “phishing” schemes — taking advantage of human error or vulnerabilities by duping individuals into clicking a malicious link and thereby enabling ransomware to infect an organization.

How to Set up HyperStore S3 Object Storage on VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu

We recently announced general availability of Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage on VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.  HyperStore® is S3-compatible object storage, which now integrates with VMware’s vSAN Data Persistence platform to provide a containerized version of HyperStore managed by Kubernetes. In this blog, I describe the steps to set up HyperStore in this environment so that apps can consume S3 object storage.  The setup can either use kubectl command-line operations or the vSphere Client User Interface (VC UI).  Here we focus on using the VC UI.