Lenovo and Cloudian disrupt the $87 billion data center technology market with new easy to deploy object storage appliances for low-cost, scalable storage

San Mateo, Calif. – June 6, 2016 – Cloudian, Inc., the only fully S3-compatible object storage provider and the leader in software-defined smart data storage, announced that Cloudian HyperStore has been selected by Lenovo as the object storage software for a new StorSelect appliance it announced today. The factory integrated Lenovo Storage DX8200C powered by Cloudian delivers Cloudian HyperStore’s full S3 compatibility, unlimited scalability, multi-tenancy and data policy management in an easy to deploy and support appliance. The DX8200C powered by Cloudian will make it simple for enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) to transform traditional proprietary data storage to smart software-defined object storage at one cent per gigabyte per month.

Announcement Highlights:

  • Lenovo Storage DX8200C powered by Cloudian is a fully integrated and ready-to-deploy object storage solution
  • Built on Lenovo’s industry leading servers and powered by Cloudian’s award winning HyperStore smart object storage software
  • Available worldwide and supported by Lenovo’s global support team, rated #1 in x86 server market customer satisfaction
  • Unmatched investment protection: Cloudian’s S3 compatibility enables integration with thousands of applications and independent software vendors (ISVs) within AWS’ ecosystem
  • Superior out-of-the-box experience at one cent per gigabyte per month

“The Lenovo-Cloudian partnership will disrupt the $87 billion data center technology market with cost-effective, infinitely scalable and fully integrated software-defined object storage,” said Michael Tso, CEO and co-founder of Cloudian. “Cloudian has garnered tremendous industry recognition and customer accolades, and we are pleased to integrate our award winning software with Lenovo’s exceptional appliances. Enterprises and VARs can maximize their business investment and revenue opportunities with this fully turnkey, channel-ready, 100 percent S3 object storage solution.”

“Software-defined storage is vital in creating unfettered scale for next generation data centers,” said David Lincoln, general manager, Storage Business Unit, Data Center Group, Lenovo.  “The Cloudian HyperStore solution enables us to deliver leading innovative, software-defined object storage capabilities to enterprises and service providers worldwide.”

“Industry standards-based, out-of-the-box-ready and globally supported storage solutions are exactly what businesses are looking for when data is doubling every two years. The Lenovo-Cloudian appliance combines best of breed hardware and software-defined storage to deliver greater flexibility and ease of scalability while reducing variables and risks in the data center,” said Doug Adams, senior vice president of engineering at FusionStorm, a leading Lenovo channel partner focused on delivering innovative solutions for next generation enterprise data centers. “These cost-efficient solutions deliver maximum investment protection to meet the storage needs of today and tomorrow.”

The new Lenovo-Cloudian integrated appliance is ideal for enterprises and MSPs that need petabyte scale data storage, particularly for backup and archive, data recovery, private/hybrid cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) use cases. The Lenovo Storage DX8200C powered by Cloudian will be generally available in the third quarter of 2016. For more information, please visit: www.cloudian.com.

About Cloudian
Based in Silicon Valley, Cloudian is the leader in software-defined smart data storage. Our flagship product, Cloudian HyperStore®, is the only fully S3-compatible storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter (@CloudianStorage) and Facebook, or visit us at www.cloudian.com.

About Lenovo
Lenovo is a $46 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure enterprise products includes servers, storage, networking, PCs, and workstations. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

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