Federal Hill Solutions Delivers Zero-Access-Charge Cloud Storage with Lenovo / Cloudian Object Storage
S3-enabled hybrid-cloud solution delivers flexible, scale-out object storage for massive data growth
San Mateo, Calif. – Apr. 20, 2017 – Cloudian, Inc., a global leader in hybrid cloud object storage systems, announced today that Federal Hill Solutions (FHS) has implemented a Lenovo DX8200C object storage appliance powered by Cloudian as the primary storage solution for its managed backup service.
FHS is an IT solutions and managed service provider that offers managed infrastructure, cloud and security services. Customers turn to FHS to address the challenges of rapid data growth with a cloud-based solution that offers the cost predictability of a fixed-price service model.
“Our storage customers know the pain of runaway access charges. We give them a simple, predictable cost model that includes full white glove services plus the flexibility to scale capacity on demand,” said Federal Hill Chief Marketing Officer Marc Winter. “Lenovo / Cloudian’s cost-effective, scale-out architecture and limitless capacity allows us to offer a zero-access-charge service so our customers know what to expect every month.”
FHS needed a way to offer customers a public cloud alternative that is technically comparable with public cloud solutions, at a cost-point that would support the company’s unique billing model. The solution also needed to be multi-tenant ready and fully S3-compatible.
“We looked at three different S3-enabled products,” said Arthur Olshansky, Federal Hill chief technology officer. “Only the Lenovo / Cloudian solution offered the full feature set we needed, including multi-tenancy and quality of service controls. Best of all, with Cloudian we’ve seen zero S3 interoperability issues, so we get great uptime and satisfied customers.”
Cloudian software is built on a 100 percent native S3 architecture, and delivers guaranteed interoperability with S3-enabled applications. For FHS, this means trouble-free integration with the backup solutions in its portfolio, such as Rubrik, Commvault, Veritas and Cloudberry.
The Lenovo Storage DX8200C powered by Cloudian is part of the award-winning portfolio of Lenovo systems. The solution incorporates industry-leading reliability, security, energy efficiency and world-class performance for business-critical applications and cloud deployments.
“The Lenovo/Cloudian solution provides FHS the ability to support many different customer scenarios and workloads as they continue to grow,” said Jon Toor, Cloudian’s chief marketing officer. “It also gives them the flexibility to offer fully private cloud or hybrid cloud solutions, with seamlessly scalable capacity.”
“With the Lenovo/Cloudian solution, FHS customers can grow their storage on demand, rather than ahead of demand,” said Cliff Gumkowski, vice president, North America DCG Sales, Lenovo, “And they have the ability to develop their infrastructures with S3 ecosystem applications.”