Cloudian Releases Object Storage Solution for VMware

Cloudian is extending its native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers, managed directly from VMware vCloud Director.

“Now VMware service providers can offer S3-compatible services built on the Cloudian platform,” said Jon Toor, CMO of Cloudian.

The Cloudian solution gives VMware Cloud Providers a limitlessly scalable, cost-effective, and feature-rich storage foundation for delivering new and enhanced value-add services to their customers.

In turn, these services will enable customers to achieve their capacity-intensive data protection, management, and analytics objectives by leveraging the rapidly growing ecosystem of S3-compatible applications.

“The service provider themselves gains ability to deploy service and automate it,” Toor said. “And the end user can utilize applications that use S3 storage today.”

In addition to fully native S3 API compatibility, Cloudian offers the ability to start small and grow without interruption to an exabyte of storage.

“This trend has been a while in coming,” Toor said. “It’s validation from VMware and shows that this is an emerging third tier of enterprise storage. There is nas, SAN, and now S3.”

 Other key Cloudian features include multi-tenant resource pooling, integrated management tools such as billing and quality of service controls, data encryption and Write Once, Read Many (WORM) for security and compliance, and geo-distribution for easily managing storage across multiple data centers.

With Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director, VMware Cloud Providers can draw on these benefits and Cloudian’s technology solutions partnerships to deliver an enhanced range of high value-add services, including:

  • Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS).
  • Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS).
  • Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS).
  • Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS).
  • Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS).
  • Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS).
  • Software development.

VMware Cloud Providers can deploy Cloudian as a storage appliance or as software-defined storage anywhere in the world. In either case, vCloud Director manages the storage, all from a single location if desired, and provides native automation of workflows.

“We are just getting started with this community, what’s next is to open up a new world of added value for services to these providers,” Toor said. “We want to make it possible for service providers to do wonderful things for their clients.”

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