Cloudian Provides Customers with S3-compatible Object Storage Software on VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu

Cloudian announced that VMware customers will be able to use Cloudian’s fully S3-compatible object storage software, all managed in VMware Cloud Foundation with VMware Tanzu.

Integrated with the new VMware vSAN Data Persistence platform, Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage delivers massive scalability, military-grade security, and multi-tenancy while reducing infrastructure complexity and enabling new efficiencies and cost savings.

Cloudian HyperStore object storage is built on cloud-derived technology and a native S3 API implementation, providing a flexible, unified storage platform and high-level, API-driven infrastructure that modern application developers demand from infrastructure platforms, according to the vendor.

The benefits of combining HyperStore and the vSAN Data Persistence platform include:

  • Enterprise-grade object storage powered by the vSAN Data Persistence platform: Leverage vSAN support for Shared Nothing Architecture (vSAN-SNA) or vSAN Direct Configuration for object storage to improve storage efficiency.
  • Automated deployment and scaling through Kubernetes: Easily install and deploy HyperStore on VMware vSphere clusters straight from the VMware vCenter UI and dynamically provision and scale in a self-service manner through Kubernetes APIs.
  • vSphere-integrated capacity and health monitoring: Seamlessly manage a HyperStore cluster across data centers, edge environments and clouds without leaving vSphere.
  • Cost savings: Consolidate both modern, cloud-native workloads and traditional workloads on the same platform, eliminating infrastructure silos and capitalizing on common skills and training.

In addition to providing the industry’s most S3-compatible object storage for modern applications, the integration of HyperStore on VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu enables VMware customers to use VMware HCI for use cases that were previously not supported with object storage.

Spanning vertical industries such as healthcare, education, financial services and government, these use cases include:

  • Data protection – Backup, archive and disaster recovery for cloud-native and traditional applications, including ransomware protection and Office 365 data backup.
  • Analytics – Rich metadata tagging, facilitating AI/ML applications with Google-like search.
  • Big data – Decoupling of compute and storage in Splunk environments, enabling retention and analysis of more data and significant TCO savings
  • IoT/edge computing – Support for a hybrid edge and hub model, leveraging object storage’s highly distributed, peer-to-peer architecture.

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