S3 Storage: Behind the Scenes

What is S3 Storage? Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a massively scalable storage service based on object storage technology. It provides a very high level of durability, with high availability and high performance. Data can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet, through the Amazon Console and the powerful S3 API. S3 storage provides … Read More

Cloudian Named a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

We are excited to announce that Cloudian has been recognized as a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. It’s the second year in a row we received this distinction, and we’re proud that Cloudian continues to be a trendsetter in customer excellence. As of March 2021, we had the highest overall rating and the most reviews in our market.

Tape — Does It Measure Up?

Anyone who has worked with LTO tapes is well aware of the challenges. Let’s just say that they are anything but easy to deal with. From the lack of accessibility to the complexity of management and overall costs of maintaining and expanding aging tape libraries, the challenges have been a thorn in the side of many an IT administrator. Historically, organizations have bitten the proverbial bullet and implemented tapes for long-term data archiving and backup, inheriting along with it all the associated problems. However, the remote aspect of distributed teams during COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the accessibility and maintenance challenges inherent to large data tape libraries.

Overcoming Human Vulnerabilities that Open the Door to Ransomware

Ransomware attacks dominated the cybersecurity landscape in 2020 and will remain a top threat in 2021, posing major challenges for both public and private institutions. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre recently reported that it handled more than three times as many ransomware incidents as in the previous year. New variations of attacks are always testing security defenses, including more sophisticated “phishing” schemes — taking advantage of human error or vulnerabilities by duping individuals into clicking a malicious link and thereby enabling ransomware to infect an organization.

How to Set up HyperStore S3 Object Storage on VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu

We recently announced general availability of Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage on VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu.  HyperStore® is S3-compatible object storage, which now integrates with VMware’s vSAN Data Persistence platform to provide a containerized version of HyperStore managed by Kubernetes. In this blog, I describe the steps to set up HyperStore in this environment so that apps can consume S3 object storage.  The setup can either use kubectl command-line operations or the vSphere Client User Interface (VC UI).  Here we focus on using the VC UI. 

How VMware vSAN Data Persistence Platform and Cloudian Object Storage Drive Down Operating Costs

VMware today announced general availability of VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2. VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu lets organizations run both modern and traditional applications within a single management framework, thus reducing operating expenses. Cloudian is proud to be part of this announcement with the integration of Cloudian HyperStore object storage as part of this platform.

Why Cloudian Object Storage is the Ideal Target for IBM Spectrum Protect Plus

Today, enterprises have multiple choices when it comes to deploying data protection solutions for their mission-critical data and applications in data centers and the public cloud. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus in combination with Cloudian’s fully S3-compatible HyperStore object storage offers a simple, scalable, reliable and cost-effective solution to protect such workloads. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a modern data protection solution that provides recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for VMs, databases, applications, file systems, SaaS workloads, containers and cloud applications such as Office 365.

Cloudian Chosen for Osaka University’s New High Performance Computing Project

Osaka University and NEC have announced that Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage will be used in a new cloud-linked HPC and high-performance data analysis supercomputer system at the university. This is the latest example of customers adopting Cloudian to help them manage, protect, and extract value from their big data, capitalizing on HyperStore’s limitless scalability, cost-effectiveness, fully native S3 compatibility and industry-leading security.

5 Must-Haves in Enterprise Data Storage for Security and Compliance Needs

Data security is complicated. Compliance with security regulations has never been more important than it is today. It takes a lot of work to ensure your organization has a solid security program in place. How can you ensure you’re doing everything you can to protect your organization’s data? Here are the 5 things to keep in mind when picking a bulletproof enterprise data storage solution that not only satisfies the compliance requirements but also allows self-governance.