Hybrid Cloud Storage: Everything You Need to Know

Hybrid cloud combines cloud and on-premises computing environments to create a more efficient operating model. This post looks at what a hybrid cloud is, how it helps, and the architectures that enable seamless storage interaction between public and private clouds. According to a recent survey of VARs (conducted by William Blair and Associates), “customers are … Read More

Survey: Object Storage Top Priority for IT Investment

New survey findings validate object storage growth. Analyst firm IHS Markit today released results from a survey of IT professionals showing strong uptake for object storage in data-intensive applications. Findings from this IHS Markit survey include:  56% of survey respondents indicated that they plan to increase investment in object storage Expect total storage capacity to … Read More

Getting a handle on data growth.

We all know we are in the era of big data. What we’re still trying to get our hands around is the astonishing rate of growth of this data. Consider these sample statistics: Genomics data is growing faster than almost all other data creators, including astronomical data, and will need 40EB of storage capacity by … Read More

VMware vCloud Director and Cloudian: A Closer Look at the Integration

Cloudian and VMware now offer an integrated solution that offers a seamless experience for all vCloud Director service providers and its customers/tenants to leverage Cloudian HyperStore object storage. Read the overview Read the datasheet View the VMware lightboard video The integrated solution for the first time brings S3 API support and Cloudian object storage to … Read More

S3-Compatible Storage for VMware vCloud Director

We’re excited to announce Cloudian Object Storage for VMware vCloud Director, an integrated storage platform that enables VMware Cloud Providers and their customers to deploy, manage and consume S3-compatible storage within their services environment. Read the datasheet View the demo View the VMware lightboard video Read about the integration Scalable, Cost-Effective Storage for Unstructured Data … Read More

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. The granular control that block storage offers makes it an ideal fit for applications that require high performance, such as transactional or database applications.

Join Cloudian at Cisco Live!

Join Cloudian at Cisco Live Cloudian is excited to be exhibiting this year at Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego (June 10 – 13).  This is a great opportunity to learn how Cisco and Cloudian are collaborating and innovating in areas where data storage is increasingly challenged: healthcare, life science, media & entertainment, education, research, … Read More

Cloudian Achieves Veeam Ready – Object Certification

Cloudian Achieves Veeam Ready – Object Certification Today Cloudian was honored to be among the first to receive Veeam’s new object storage certification. Called Veeam Ready – Object, this certification 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 Today’s emerging enterprise storage medium is S3 compatible storage. Initially used only in the cloud, S3 compatible storage is now becoming very common in 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