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. 

How VMware vSAN Data Persistence Platform and Cloudian Object Storage Drive Down Operating Costs

VMware today announced general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu lets organizations run both modern and traditional applications within a single management framework, thus reducing operating expenses. Cloudian is proud to be part of this announcement with the integration of Cloudian HyperStore object storage as part of this platform.

Cloudian Chosen for Osaka University’s New High Performance Computing Project

Osaka University and NEC have announced that Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage will be used in a new cloud-linked HPC and high-performance data analysis supercomputer system at the university. This is the latest example of customers adopting Cloudian to help them manage, protect, and extract value from their big data, capitalizing on HyperStore’s limitless scalability, cost-effectiveness, fully native S3 compatibility and industry-leading security.

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.

Reducing Cybersecurity Insurance Risk while Protecting Data with Cloudian Secure Storage

Most organizations’ cybersecurity defense strategies cover just their network and firewall.  But it’s your data that is the hacker’s ultimate prize. Have you focused your defenses mostly on keeping hackers from getting in the door only to leave the very thing he is trying to steal under-protected?  Read on for a checklist of security features you should look for to be sure you have a hardened data storage and protection solution.

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.

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.