Cloudian Joins milCloud 2.0

Cloudian is proud to be part of milCloud 2.0, a program that allows authorized government administrators to easily “shop” for services that match their needs from a variety of commercial cloud providers. About milCloud 2.0 MilCloud describes their value succinctly: With the Department of Defense mandate to accelerate cloud adoption, defense agencies are ready to … Read More

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

Economic Advantages of On-Premises Object Storage vs. Public Cloud for Enterprise Data Protection, Backup, and Archive

Much has been written about the benefits and growing adoption of public cloud by enterprises for their IT application workloads.  What hasn’t received a lot of attention though is how this move to cloud is impacting data storage strategy and associated costs.  This topic should become increasingly important given the surge in enterprise data volumes and the need for its protection. 

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.

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