Cloudian HyperFile NAS Controller Datasheet

Cloudian® HyperFile® is a scale-out NAS controller that delivers file services from Cloudian HyperStore® object storage systems. The HyperFile NAS Controller delivers unified support for file and object storage plus enterprise NAS features—such as SMB/NFS support, POSIX compliance, and WORM protection. With next-generation capabilities like multi-cloud integration and converged data access support, HyperFile is a solution that goes beyond traditional NAS.

HyperFile Capabilities

Enterprise File Services Platform
POSIX-compliant file system provides multi-protocol access that is fully compatible with NFS and SMB (CIFS) clients. User authentication via Active Directory and LDAP.

Independently scale performance and capacity with multiple NAS Controllers.

Object Versioning for Data Protection
Generate point-in-time copies of filesystem data for data protection by leveraging object versioning.

WORM for Data Immutability
Create non-rewritable, non-erasable data to prevent files from being altered or deleted until a predetermined or default retention date. Multi-tenancy lets you create WORM-enabled storage within a shared environment.

Converged Data Access
Directly access file data from object storage without traversing the HyperFile controller. S3-enabled applications can directly read and write file data written to object storage—on-prem or in the cloud. Write file data with HyperFile and read via S3. Hence, you can write the file data to HyperFile, which tiers and stores the file content on S3-compatible storage remaining accessible via both file-based apps and S3-compatible apps.

Cloud-based and on-premises apps have direct access to file data.

Multi-Cloud Support
Integrated support for Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google GCP. Store data on-prem, then replicate or migrate to the cloud platform of your choice.

When a single cluster is shared by multiple groups or clients, multi-tenancy lets you assign separate namespaces to each group for isolation and segregated management. QoS at the storage level lets you guarantee performance to each group.


A single cluster can include multiple namespaces for isolation. QoS ensures storage performance for each user group.


Share content across HyperFile instances (in same site or across multiple sites) allowing all users to access or distribute data.

Data Protection and Replication
Replicate data to multiple locations for global content distribution. HyperFile can be deployed at remote sites, connected via WAN to a central HyperStore cluster.

For content distribution or collaboration, local HyperFile NAS Controllers plus local storage ensure fast access. Integrated data management tools provide data replication and migration options.

Data Migration Engine for Non-Disruptive Implementation
Integrated data migration capabilities help you execute non-disruptive data migration from conventional NAS to Cloudian HyperFile. All migration occurs as a background task, allowing continuous file access during the process.

Non-disruptive migration from existing NAS is managed as a background task. Selected files are migrated with uninterrupted user access.

Local Caching
Each HyperFile NAS Controller includes local caching to accelerate read/write performance. You may select the appropriate cache size for your usage profile to optimize cost vs performance.

Appliance or Virtual Machine
Cloudian HyperFile is available either as a pre-configured, fully-supported appliance or as a virtual machine.

Cloudian HyperFile NAS Controller
Scale-out file services from Cloudian HyperStore. Get SMB/NFS support, limitless scalability, plus enterprise NAS features such as snapshots, WORM, and global namespace.


Full Suite of Enterprise File Services
Supports users and applications with SMB/NFS/FTP, plus Active Directory and LDAP integration. Object versioning and WORM capabilities.

Limitlessly Scalable Infrastructure Consolidation
Unified storage for both files and objects with limitless capacity scalability and multi-controller support.

New Options for Cloud Integration
Three features combine to open new data management options: Multi-cloud support, converged data access, and data migration/replication.

Maximum Uptime
Multiple levels of redundancy, up to 14 nines data durability, and integrated DR options.

Superior Value
Scale capacity at cloud-like costs. Leverage the latest server and storage technology with pre-configured HA appliances or deploy on the industry-standard servers you choose.


  • Media and Entertainment
  • Home Directory
  • Collaboration
  • Video Surveillence
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Healthcare
  • Storage-as-a-Service


Multi-Protocol Access

  • POSIX compliant

User Authentication

  • Active Directory and LDAP

Acceleration Caching

  • Read and write file caching

Converged Data Access Support

  • Access files directly from object storage
  • Allows S3-enabled applications to directly read/write file data

Data Migration to S3 Object Storage

  • Legacy NAS/file server to HyperFile


  • Up to 64 namespaces per controller
  • Scales linearly by adding HyperFile controllers

Data Protection

  • Object versioning support for point-in-time copies of file system data
  • Asynchronous replication allows NAS Controllers to be located across multiple sites with access to a common object storage namespace
  • File versioning


  • Provides secure data retention
  • Data immutability for regulatory compliance

Cloudian HyperFile Appliance


  • Single node 1U chassis
  • Up to 12x hot-swappable 3.5” disk drives
  • Up to 4x hot-swappable 2.5” disk drives
  • 10Gbe networking