Cloudian, the leading provider of hybrid cloud smart data storage software, and ShapeBlue, the CloudStack company, have announced a partnership to drive adoption of object storage within organisations running Cloud services powered by Apache CloudStack. CloudStack is the most widely adopted open source cloud platform in production use by service providers and enterprises alike.

The partnership will allow customers to implement a combined compute and Amazon S3 compatible object storage solution based on technologies that are proven and simple to deploy. The integration of Cloudian and Apache CloudStack unifies the S3 compatible cloud storage service along with the file system requirements of the CloudStack cloud computing platform.

Customers can directly utilise S3 cloud storage as they normally would with Cloudian, taking advantage of Cloudian’s S3 compatibility to deliver interoperability with the wide diversity of tools and applications found in the S3 ecosystem. Additionally, CloudStack templates and snapshots are centrally stored within Cloudian and managed through the CloudStack service and available across datacentres or CloudStack Zones via Cloudian’s multi-datacentre storage capabilities. Cloudian’s Cloud Management Console is integrated with CloudStack to allow cloud service providers and their customers to access and administer cloud storage and cloud computing services via the product’s intuitive user interface.

“At ShapeBlue we are seeing increasing demand for CloudStack-based orchestration environments as the market looks for production proven solutions. Those organisations also need storage capabilities and as CloudStack has very tight scope around infrastructure orchestration we have looked for a best of breed vendor partner,” explained Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue. “We evaluated a number of solutions both Open Source and proprietary and were very impressed with Cloudian’s technical architecture and commercial model.”

Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloudian, explained: “This is an exciting development for both organisations and we think ShapeBlue offers a perfect compliment to our approach. Their experience and expertise in designing and implementing CloudStack technology for customers around the world will prove invaluable.”

About Cloudian, Inc.

Cloudian is a Silicon Valley-based software-defined storage company specialising in enterprise-grade storage. Our flagship product, Cloudian HyperStore®, is an S3-compatible storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. For more information, or to try Cloudian HyperStore today, visit www.cloudian.com.

About ShapeBlue

ShapeBlue are the largest independent integrator of Cloudstack technologies globally and are specialists in the design and implementation of IaaS cloud infrastructures for both private and public cloud implementations. Services include IaaS Cloud Design, Software Engineering, CloudStack Consulting & training.

The company has a global customer base with offices in London (UK), Mountain View (CA) and Bangalore (India), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Cape Town (South Africa). For further information, visit: www.shapeblue.com

Cloudian EMEA Media Contact:

Emily Gallagher
Touchdown PR
T: +44 (0)1252 717040
egallagher@touchdownpr.com

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