Claranet-backed Company Marks Cloudian’s Entry into the Growing European Cloud Market
FOSTER CITY, Calif., October 10, 2012 Cloudian, the leader in S3 compatible cloud storage software, today announced that Lunacloud, a leading European pure-play cloud services provider, has selected Cloudian’s industry-leading Cloudian software to power its cloud storage service, marking Cloudian’s entry into the rapidly growing European cloud market. According to GIgaOm, the worldwide cloud market is expected to climb 126.4 percent from now through 2014, with the federated cloud market in Europe alone seeing 300 percent growth.
Cloudian is ideal for enterprises and service providers looking to offer Amazon S3-compatible Storage as a Service (StaaS) and/or provide secondary storage systems for their cloud compute platforms, such as Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, or OpenStack. The company recently released the free Cloudian Community Edition, which will support up to 100 TB of useable storage and offer forum support, opening up the scalability, reliability and power of cloud object storage to anyone building an Amazon S3-compatible cloud, be it public, private or hybrid.
Lunacloud is backed by Claranet, one of Europe’s largest managed services providers, with more than 2,500 customers across Europe. Lunacloud is a progressive, pure play public cloud company that is focused on delivering reliable, elastic and low cost cloud infrastructure services (IaaS), on which companies can run their operating systems and applications or store data. Like Lunacloud’s services, Cloudian is built upon the idea that the cloud should be accessible to all companies via affordable, commodity hardware-based solutions. This gave Lunacloud a low-cost implementation while also allowing the company to take advantage of Cloudian’s other competitive differentiators, including its scalable object store and Amazon S3 compatibility.
“Not only does Cloudian share our same goal of bringing affordable, reliable and scalable cloud solutions to companies of all sizes, it also shares our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction,” said António Miguel Ferreira, Lunacloud Co-Founder and CEO. “The team was extremely responsive during our implementation and remains a true partner in working together to bring new cloud solutions to our growing joint customer base. We look forward to building superior solutions around Cloudian in the years to come.”
Cloudian is sponsoring and will be exhibiting at Citrix Synergy2012 in Barcelona October 16-20. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.citrixsynergy.com/barcelona.
“We are pleased to bring the Cloudian solution to the European marketplace, especially with a progressive partner such as Lunacloud,” said Giorgio Propersi, Cloudian general manager, Americas and EMEA. “Together, we are helping companies of all sizes and types take advantage of powerful cloud storage via affordable hardware and scalable solutions. We look forward to expanding our service across Europe together.”
About The Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform
Cloudian is an Amazon S3-compliant cloud storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, multi-tenant data storage systems. Utilizing the Cloudian platform, service providers and enterprises can now build reliable and scalable cloud storage solutions with a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, and no single point of failure. The system easily scales from two nodes up to thousands of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data. Cloudian provides a robust and flexible management interface, which accommodates a wide variety of billing and licensing models.
Cloudian, Inc. is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian®, an Amazon S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions. Cloudian is actively partnering with the leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform and OpenStack, cloud on-ramp providers, and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications that is afforded through true S3 compatibility. Cloudian’s customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, SoftBank, Nifty, and Lunacloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan. For more information or to try Cloudian today, please visit www.cloudian.com.
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