Object Storage vs. Block Storage: What’s the Difference?

Block storage is the oldest and simplest form of data storage. Block storage stores data in fixed-sized chunks called — you guessed it — ‘blocks’. By itself, a block typically only houses a portion of the data. The application makes SCSI calls to find the correct address of the blocks, then organizes them to form the complete file. Because the data is piecemeal, the address is the only identifying part of a block — there is no metadata associated with blocks. This structure leads to faster performance when the application and storage are local, but can lead to more latency when they are farther apart.

Cloudian Achieves Veeam Ready – Object Qualification

Cloudian Achieves Veeam Ready – Object Qualification Today Cloudian was honored to be among the first to receive Veeam’s new object storage certification. Called Veeam Ready – Object, this qualification gives storage administrators a worry-free, out-of-the-box integrated path to employ Cloudian object storage as a backup target for Veeam. Veeam and Cloudian have been working … Read More

S3 Compatible Storage Solutions Compared

S3 Compatible Storage, On-Prem Today’s emerging on-prem enterprise storage medium is S3 compatible storage. Initially used only in the cloud, S3 storage is now being extended to on-prem and private cloud deployments. The term “S3 compatible” means that the storage employs the S3 API as its “language.” Applications that speak the S3 API should be … Read More

Cisco & Cloudian Create Scale-Out Object Storage Solutions

Cisco and Cloudian have partnered to create integrated scale-out Enterprise Object Storage Solutions, combining Cisco UCS Servers with Cloudian HyperStore software. This new solution is available today and just in time for the data-driven enterprise as the world’s data is now doubling roughly every two years.

Brennercom Turns to Cloudian for Massive Data Storage

Brennercom Turns to Cloudian for Massive Data Storage Brennercom is an IT services company serving more than 12,000 clients across Italy, Germany, and Austria. When it needed a solution for managing millions and millions of customer files, Brennercom chose Cloudian’s object storage platform. Deployed by BCloud, a major integrator in the region, the Cloudian platform was … Read More

Analyzing media assets using AI, Elasticsearch, and Cloudian HyperStore

Introduction Cloudian turns information into insight with a hyperscale data fabric that lets enterprise customers in data-intensive markets store, find, and protect data across the organization and around the globe. Cloudian data management solutions bring cloud technology and economics right to your data center with uncompromising data durability, intuitive management tools, and the industry’s most … Read More

Cloudian Announces Record $94M Funding: What This Means for Object Storage

Record Funding Round for Object Storage Today Cloudian announced a $94M Series E funding round, bringing Cloudian’s total funding to $173M. This round is the largest ever for an object storage company, and exceeds all of Cloudian’s previous funding rounds combined. This majority came from investors new to Cloudian.   Object Storage Comes of Age … Read More

6 Best Practices for Object Storage Deployment

IT managers face new storage challenges as companies generate growing volumes of unstructured data. Whether it’s high-res images, backup data, or IoT-generated information, this data needs to be searchable and instantly accessible to facilitate analysis and data mining.

360 Video From NAB Show Recorded to Object Storage

Object storage was a hot topic at NAB 2018, and limitless capacity was one reason. There are many capacity drivers in today’s media, and 360 video is one of them. So we shot 360 in our booth, recorded the data to Cloudian object storage, and now you can see it for yourself.

Gartner Peer Insights Reviews for Cloudian Object Storage

Read the Gartner Peer Insights reviews for Cloudian here. Gartner Peer Insights collects verified reviews from actual end-users. To participate, users provide a detailed description of their deployment. Cloudian HyperStore surpasses its competition with: Highest object storage rating 2X more object storage reviews Gartner groups ratings into specific markets. Cloudian's market is Distributed File Systems ... Read More