Cloud Storage in Your Data Center

The simplicity of the public cloud, now on-premises

Take control of your unstructured data. Cloudian HyperStore lets you start small and grow to hundreds of petabytes simply by adding nodes. Leverage the proven interoperability of the industry’s only 100% native S3 API. And take advantage of the broadest feature set in object storage. Whether for on-premises storage, or hybrid cloud storage services, Cloudian HyperStore object storage saves time, saves cost, and puts you in control.

Product Features

The most complete feature set in its class.

Advanced system and data management features put you in control. Compared to other object storage systems, Cloudian HyperStore offers more capabilities that boost interoperability, data durability, and operational efficiency.


The industry’s highest S3 API compliance ensures investment protection for you.


Efficient data protection with the level of redundancy you choose.

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Securely accommodate multiple users with isolated storage domains.


Reduce storage footprint with integrated data compression.


Manage SLAs with Cloudian’s unique QoS capability.


Ensure security for data at rest with integrated encryption.


Employ the metrics you choose to manage chargebacks.


Consolidate object storage and backup/archival file storage in one pool.

Deployment Options

Deploy as on-premises storage, distributed storage, or storage as a service.





Configurable Data Protection, Up to 14 Nines Data Durability

Choose the data protection that meets your needs. Options range from simple data replication to erasure coding across multiple nodes. Only Cloudian gives you granular configurability. Within a single cluster, specify multiple protection levels for different data types: up to 14 nines data durability.

Configuration Options

Appliances or Software

HyperStore Appliances

Cloudian HyperStore appliances offer a simple-to-deploy solution for object storage. With models ranging from compact 1U-high appliances to high-capacity modular designs, Cloudian HyperStore appliances give you an easy, affordable way to get going with object storage.

  • Fully-supported appliance
  • Range of capacities starting with compact 1U models
  • Hardware and software support services available

HyperStore Software

Deploy Cloudian HyperStore software on the industry-standard servers or virtual machines you choose. You get all the functionality and scalability of Cloudian HyperStore object storage and save cost by leveraging the servers and storage you already own.

  • Runs on industry-standard servers
  • Licensed by capacity, so pay-as-you-grow
  • Full functionality of Cloudian HyperStore

Use Cases

Solve your biggest storage challenges.

Cloudian solves big storage challenges with innovative design and the most highly interoperable object storage interface. Compatible with hundreds of applications already deployed in backup, media and entertainment, Big Data, and more.

What is Object Storage?

Object storage is a data storage architecture that manages data as objects, while file systems manage data as a file hierarchy, and block storage manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks.

The two blog posts to the right take a look at how file and block storage differ from object storage.

Object Storage vs File Storage

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Object Storage vs Block Storage

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object vs block storage

Object Storage vs File Storage

File storage has been around for considerably longer than object storage, and is something most people are familiar with. You name your files/data, place them in folders, and can nest them under more folders to form a set path. In this way, files are organized into a hierarchy, with directories and sub-directories. Each file also has a limited set of metadata associated with it, such as the file name, the date it was created, and the date it was last modified.

PERFORMANCE Performs best for big content and high stream throughput Performs best for smaller files
GEOGRAPHY Data can be stored across multiple regions Data typically needs to be shared locally
SCALABILITY Scales infinitely to petabytes and beyond Potentially scales up to millions of files, but can’t handle more
ANALYTICS Customizable metadata, not limited to number of tags Limited number of set metadata tags

This works very well up to a point, but as capacity grows the file model becomes burdensome for two reasons.  First, performance suffers beyond a certain capacity. The NAS system itself has limited processing power, making the processor a bottleneck. Performance also suffers with the massive database – the file lookup tables– that accompany capacity growth.

Object Storage vs Block Storage

Block storage is the oldest and simplest form of data storage. Here, data is stored in fixed-sized chunks called — you guessed it — ‘blocks’. By itself, a block typically only houses a portion of the data. The application makes SCSI calls to find the correct address of the blocks, then organizes them to form the complete file. Because the data is piecemeal, the address is the only identifying part of a block – there is no metadata associated with blocks.

PERFORMANCE Performs best for big content and high stream throughput Strong performance with database and transactional data
GEOGRAPHY Data can be stored across multiple regions The further the distance between storage and application, the higher the latency
SCALABILITY Can scale infinitely to petabytes and beyond Addressing requirements limit scalability
ANALYTICS Customizable metadata allows data to be easily organized and retrieved No metadata

This structure leads to faster performance when the application and storage are local, but can lead to more latency the further apart they are. The granular control that block storage offers makes it an ideal fit for applications that require high performance, such as transactional or database applications.

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