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.

Ransomware Protection: Immutable Data Storage

Attacks can strike even the best-prepared, making it essential to mitigate the effects of a successful breach. In this webinar, we discuss how the cyber-attacks work and what are the key needs that are crucial to combat these challenges.

“The Sum of the Parts is Greater Than the Whole” – when it comes to Object Storage

At Cloudian, we often tell customers that the secret to maximum performance is parallelism or multi-threading. The reality is that a single TCP stream to an S3 object storage system cannot take full advantage of the available bandwidth between the client and the Hyperstore cluster. While a Hyperstore cluster is capable of efficiently handling a large number of simultaneous uploads, a single upload on its own is far from optimal. In some workflows, it is possible to send multiple objects simultaneously; however, in many instances, users still need a way to optimize the performance of a single file upload or outgoing data stream.

New Flash-optimized HyperStore Delivers 3X Savings, Pure and Simple

Flash storage delivers great performance, but it’s expensive. Cloudian now offers an S3-compatible, all-flash solution that cuts cost by 2/3 vs other all-flash storage solutions. Choose from software-defined-storage or pre-configured appliances. Either way, it’s flash storage you can afford.

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!

S3-Compatible Private Cloud Storage for Kubernetes

Today Cloudian announced Kubernetes support. We now offer an enterprise-class, private cloud storage solution for the entire modern application lifecycle. For developers, this is an S3-compatible, self-service storage platform, accessible via a lightweight Kubernetes operator that is available now on GitHub. For the operations team, this platform provides exabyte scalability, multi-cloud management, and hardened data security. All at a total cost of ownership that’s 60% less than public cloud.

Free 50TB Cloud Storage Starter Kit to Help Jump Start New Services Revenue

Cloudian is strengthening its partnership with VMware Cloud Providers with a free offer of a 50TB Cloud Storage starter kit that makes it easy to expand their businesses and start generating revenue with new Cloudian storage-based cloud services. Unlike most limited “free trial” offers, this is a full-featured, supported product, valid for an entire year. This exciting offer is exclusively for VMware Cloud Providers.