Cloudian Excels in Hybrid Cloud Storage, Offering a Commercially Viable “Telecom-Grade” Enterprise Platform
Cloudian, Inc., the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, has been named a Major Player by IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2014 Vendor Assessment (Doc #253055, December 2014). This significant distinction closed an already strong 2014 for Cloudian, which included capturing $24 million in new funding, key product announcements with HyperStore 5.0 software and new HyperStore hardware appliances, a 300% increase in Cloudian customers, and bolstering important business relationships with Amazon Web Services and Riverbed Technologies.
“The IDC MarketScape placed Cloudian in the Major Player category, reflecting Cloudian’s position as a premier provider of a commercially viable “telecom-grade” platform, which it has expanded to global and enterprise markets,” said Ashish Nadkarni, research director for storage systems and software, IDC Research, and author of the report. “Cloudian has the right set of capabilities and strategies to easily enter the Leader category.”
The IDC MarketScape credited Cloudian for its differentiated hybrid cloud storage capability, offering full S3 API compatibility and ability to tier data to Amazon S3 and all S3-compatible public clouds. Customers may choose to use Cloudian HyperStore as either a software-only solution, deployed across any commodity hardware, or as an integrated Cloudian appliance in order to build inexpensive, highly scalable hybrid cloud storage environments. Either way, HyperStore offers unique capabilities, including instant access to all the AWS ecosystem tools and features, ability to blend use of private and public cloud storage resources, erasure coding protection and replication-based protection.
“The IDC MarketScape’s assessment strongly validates Cloudian’s focus on enterprise storage and tremendous momentum in 2014,” said Michael Tso, chief executive officer at Cloudian. “As the fastest ascending cloud storage company in IDC’s report, Cloudian is poised to further expand our market position in 2015 with technological innovation and customer acquisitions across the U.S., Europe and Asia.”
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Cloudian is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage. Cloudian HyperStore® is an S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable hybrid cloud storage solutions. Cloudian actively partners with leading cloud computing environments and the vast ecosystem of S3 compatible tools and applications. Cloudian’s customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, Nifty, and LunaCloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan.
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