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.
- HyperCloud software runs fully virtualized within the Azure cloud platform. You have the option to run within Azure, or you can deploy Cloudian on-prem and access Azure via S3. Your choice.
- The solution delivers scalable performance via parallel access across multiple Azure Virtual Machines. So you can scale throughput to meet application requirements.
- Data ingested into Azure Blob Storage is stored in native Azure Blob format. This allows stored data to be accessed by the full Azure application ecosystem, such as PowerBI, Azure Machine Learning, or Cortana Analytics.
Cloudian HyperCloud is deployed at a Fortune 100 industrial IoT customer, giving them the option to support their users’ needs on the cloud platform of their choice.
Microsoft commented on this release, saying, “With the growth of hybrid cloud deployments, customers need solutions that let them quickly and reliably connect cloud storage to all their applications,” said Tad Brockway, general manager of Azure Storage at Microsoft. “Cloudian HyperCloud lets users both connect and migrate their S3-compatible applications to Azure Blob Storage in minutes, further accelerating hybrid cloud adoption at Microsoft.”
HyperCloud for Azure represents a major step forward, bringing interoperability, performance, and bi-modal support to every cloud platform.