Object Storage Bucket-Level Auto-Tiering with Cloudian

As discussed in my previous blog post, ‘An Introduction to Data Tiering’, there is huge value in using different storage tiers within a data storage architecture to ensure that your different data sets are stored on the appropriate technology. Now I’d like to explain how the Cloudian HyperStore system supports object storage ‘auto-tiering’, whereby objectsRead More »

How to offload your NAS and reclaim capacity, with zero disruption

Running low on NAS capacity? Over 60% of NAS data is typically cold and infrequently accessed. Common examples include old project information, engineering files, historical data, and media that rarely gets used. All of these sit there, consuming capacity and data backup resources. Cloudian and Komprise let you offload that data to on-premises Cloudian storageRead More »

An Introduction to Data Tiering

All data is not equal due to factors such as frequency of access, security needs, and cost considerations, therefore data storage architectures need to provide different storage tiers to address these varying requirements. Storage tiers differ depending on disk drive types, RAID configurations or even completely different storage sub-systems, which offer different IP profiles andRead More »

SNL and Object Storage: Archiving Media Assets for the Long Run

Picture all of your media assets today. How much space does it take up and how well does your current storage solution work? Now what if you had over 40 years of assets? Will the same solution work just as efficiently? Tape storage is currently the preferred method for archiving media assets, but tape isRead More »

Object Storage News in Brief: March 15

We’re well into 2017 – is object storage in your company’s storage strategy? We’ve curated some articles from around the web that look more closely at object storage, hybrid cloud, and the importance of both. Hybrid Cloud in 2017: The Enterprise Argument Hybrid cloud is increasing in popularity due to the combination of flexibility andRead More »

Cloudian Cool App: NAS Gateway

We recently challenged our talented team to create “Cool Apps” that use object storage and our S3 API in interesting and novel ways. Read our previous blog posts to learn more about a web photobook app and a data visualization app created by Cloudian team members. Jeffry Molanus, a Systems Engineer in the Netherlands, createdRead More »