2018 Prediction: A Year for Object Storage and AI/ML

Cloudian Engineering VP, Gary Ogasawara, shares his thoughts on object storage and the future of AI/ML. 2017 was a year of change, especially in the storage sector. We witnessed exploding data growth in storage driven by AI/ML/DL and data-intensive formats, the rise of cloud storage as a service, and the decline of flash memory prices. … Read More

One Man’s Buying Journey to the Dark Side and Back

It’s the classic IT question: Do I stick with the incumbent vendor, or look at the alternatives? Here’s a story of one IT manager’s 2 1/2 year-long journey to hell and back. Since this is the Cloudian blog, you can guess the ending, but it’s a fun read provided by Cloudian partner, SymStor. The IT … Read More

Cloudian Evolves the World of Enterprise NAS

For a species that’s evolved so effectively over the millennia, we humans sure seem to have a hard time with change. Even the most flexible among us struggle with simple and even expected changes, like daylight savings time or the need to write a different year on our checks each January. In the high technology … Read More

Gartner Hype Cycle Recommendations for Object Storage

Gartner’s Storage Hype Cycle is out, and Storage Newsletter posted the piece here. The Gartner Hype Cycle is an industry overview that looks at the maturity of various storage types. In the Storage Newsletter posting, Gartner’s comments specific to object storage are interesting: they recommend that customers seek out the attributes that Cloudian offers.   Gartner: “Customers should … Read More

Data Usage Driving Massive Demand for Object Storage

IDC just published a report that looks at worldwide data growth. The changing landscape over the next eight years that suggests massive need for scalable object storage systems. The report indicates that far more data will be collected and — just as important — continuously used for services that will impact our daily lives. In … Read More

Multi-Cloud Support with HyperCloud for Microsoft Azure

Today Cloudian announced Microsoft support, which means that users can now access Azure Blob storage using the industry’s most interoperable S3 API. With this addition, Cloudian now supports all three major clouds — Amazon, Google, and Microsoft — giving customers complete flexibility on where their data is stored, using just one S3 interface. Key Facts … Read More

Cisco Media Blueprint Adds Cloudian HyperStore as Next Generation Storage Option for Media & Entertainment Companies

We’ve got good news for media and entertainment companies that are struggling to keep up with their intensifying data storage needs. Cloudian recently announced  that we’ve expanded our partnership with Cisco by joining the Cisco Media Blueprint. This exciting news means that the seamless scalability of the Cloudian HyperStore object storage system is now available as a … Read More

Prepare Your Organisation for GDPR Compliance

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved last year, and the enforcement date of May 25, 2018 is fast approaching. After that, organisations found to be in non-compliance will face heavy fines. With only nine months until the enforcement date, it’s important to understand the potential problem areas in your data storage architecture … Read More