Cloudian and Thoughts About the Future of Storage

The enterprise storage industry is going through a massive transformation, and over the last several years I’ve had the good fortune of being on the front lines.  As founding CEO of Nexenta, I helped that company disrupt the storage industry by creating and leading the open storage market.  These days I’m having a blast as … Read More

Cloudian Integrates with Google Cloud Archival Service

Cloudian Integrates with Google Cloud Platform’s New Archival Storage Service Today Cloudian is part of the launch of Google Cloud Platform’s new long-term archive service, Google Cloud Storage Coldline. The new service is intended for companies looking for long-term data retention. Coldline is highly available (99% availability SLA) and has low latency, making it easy … Read More

Embracing Hybrid Storage

It’s no surprise that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dominant force when it comes to the public cloud – it’s a $10B a year business, with nearly 10% of Amazon’s Q2 net sales attributed to AWS. While AWS has been touting public cloud since its inception, only recently has it started to acknowledge the … Read More

Object Storage vs. File Storage: What’s the Difference?

Object storage has only been around since the mid-90s. As the relatively new kid on the block, there can be some confusion as to how it differs from other storage types, such as block or file storage. This post is the first in a series looking at these key differences, focusing on Object Storage vs. … Read More

AWS CLI with S3-Compatible Storage

There’ve been a lot of discussions about Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It seems to me that everyone is saying that they are Amazon S3-compatible or that they work with S3 storage. That makes me wonder, what is the best way to validate a solution or test it out to … Read More

Draw my Cloudian: What is Object Storage?

A few months ago, I was hesitant about applying to an internship at a technology company. Unlike many of my peers who view the Silicon Valley as the perfect gateway for fueling their careers and interests, I was never quite drawn to the tech scene I had grown up with.

IBM Spectrum Protect with Amazon S3 Cloud Storage

IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly IBM Tivoli Storage Manager) solution provides the following benefits: Supports software-defined storage environments Supports cloud data protection Easily integrates with VMware and Hyper-V Enables data protection by minimizing data loss with frequent snapshots, replication, and DR management Reduce the cost of data protection with built-in efficiencies such as source-side and target-side … Read More

How-To: S3 Your Data Center

As the Storage Administrator or a Data Protection Specialist in your data center, you are likely looking for some alternative storage solution to help store all your big data growth needs. And with all that’s been reported by Amazon (stellar growth, strong quarterly earnings report), I am pretty sure their Simple Storage Service (S3) is … Read More

Are You a Data Storage Expert?

As unstructured big data continues to grow, efficient data storage is increasingly vital. How well do you know the current and future state of data usage? Take our quiz below to test your knowledge and we’ll tell you what kind of data storage best ‘fits’ you! So how’d you do? If you underestimated the amount … Read More

Can Scale-Out Storage Also Scale-Down?

This is a guest post by Tim Wessels, the Principal Consultant at MonadCloud LLC. Private cloud storage can scale-out to meet the demands for additional storage capacity, but can it scale-down to meet the needs of small and medium-sized organizations who don’t have petabytes of data? The answer is, yes it can, and you should … Read More