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Build Scalable Storage with Lenovo and Cloudian

  With the massive growth of data from the Internet of Things (IOT) to collaboration to compliance, users are demanding low-cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage data center storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and … Read More

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Cloudian HyperStore Live Cluster Expansion Demonstration

As organization’s data grows significantly each year. It is crucial to have the ability to scale up the storage infrastructure without service disruptions. Cloudian HyperStore is a enterprise-ready solution that can accomplish this task with little effort and no downtime. Also, administrating storage from a central web management console is a significant requirement for enterprise administrators that … Read More

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Capacity Storage – what HGST and Amplidata acquisition says about storage

It’s hot to be cold again … What an interesting storage market. First, flash changed the entire landscape for high performance storage for transactional system and VMs – now the other end of the storage spectrum is going through dramatic shifts. Most recently HGST announced a definitive agreement to acquire Amplidata – reference http://www.zdnet.com/article/wds-hgst-buys-amplidata/ As … Read More

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Cloudian HyperStore Rings in Era of Smart Data

Earlier this week Cloudian announced a new version of Cloudian HyperStore software. Building on its already strong hybrid cloud foundation, HyperStore 5.1 is an enhanced Amazon S3-compliant, plug-and-play hybrid cloud software solution that now features full Apache Hadoop integration. Enterprises can now transform big data into smart data by running Hadoop analytics on HyperStore software … Read More

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2014 Cloudian Retrospective

By Michael Tso, CEO and Co-Founder. Taking a moment to reflect, 2014 was a year of tremendous growth for us, with customer count up 300%.  But this is only part of the story, we made significant in-roads in all areas including engineering, sales, marketing, and support: Global Team We have built global sales and marketing … Read More

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How HyperStore vNodes Deliver Highly Available Distributed Object Storage

By Bharatendra Boddu, Principal Software Engineer and David Schleicher, Senior Technical Writer Among the great new features of Cloudian HyperStore 5.0 is the introduction of HyperStore vNodes, which leverage and extend the virtual node technology of Cassandra. In contrast to traditional consistent hashing based storage schemes in which each physical node in the token ring is … Read More

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An interview with Michael Tso, CEO of Cloudian

By Willem ter Harmsel This wednesday morning I had the pleasure to speak with Michael Tso at breakfast in an Amsterdam city-centre hotel. Born in mainland China, Michael was raised in Shanghai and Hongkong, finished high school in Melbourne and graduated at MIT in 1993. In his 20 years business experience he not only lead … Read More

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Deploying Cloudian HyperStore on HGST’s Open Ethernet Drive Architecture

by Gary Ogasawara VP Engineering at Cloudian Inc Introduction Recently, we had a hackathon with HGST engineers to deploy and exercise Cloudian HyperStore on HGST’s open Ethernet drive architecture (link: http://www.hgst.com/science-of-storage/emerging-technologies/open-ethernet-drive-architecture).  Each storage drive is a “server on a drive” including CPU, RAM, Linux OS, and a direct Ethernet connection in a standard 3.5” HDD form … Read More

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File Storage vs Object Storage?

Guest Blog Post by Colm Keegan from Storage Switzerland The fact that data is growing exponentially comes as no surprise to today’s IT professional. The question is, what is the best way to support that growth while enabling the business to leverage these data assets as an information advantage? Today, IT professionals have essentially two … Read More