Object Storage News in Brief: June 7

We’re almost halfway through 2017 – have you been optimizing your data storage and backup strategy? Learn more about the applications of object storage with these curated object storage news articles from around the web.   Essential Cases of Object Storage Object storage is great for the archive storage tier due to its low cost … Read More

SNL Deploys Cloudian Object Storage for Active Archive

At the NAB Show in April, the folks from Saturday Night Live delivered a great talk on their next-generation active archive. They are migrating to Cloudian object storage, and away from tape, a change that is already delivering operational benefits. This project is worth a close look, as it speaks to the unique attributes of … Read More

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 objects can be automatically moved from local HyperStore storage to a destination storage system on a predefined schedule based upon data lifecycle policies.

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 storage … Read 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 and … Read More

SNL and Object Storage: Archiving Media Assets

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 is a limited-life … Read 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 and … Read 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, created … Read More

Cloudian Cool App: Data Visualization

This is the second in our series of “Cool Apps” created by our talented Cloudian team. The object of the contest was to use object storage in creative ways. We challenged the team to create apps that are simple and interesting using our S3 API. You can learn more about the contest and see another … Read More