NAB 2019

NAB 2019: Cloudian, Cisco Accelerate Scalable Storage for Hybrid Cloud

Cloudian (Booth SL6824) announced availability of a Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for Cloudian HyperStore on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) platform. The CVD reflects the companies’ expanded collaboration in providing best-of-breed infrastructure solutions for modernizing enterprise data centers, including accelerating the transition to hybrid cloud. Cisco customers will now be able to capitalize fully on Cloudian’s software-defined, limitlessly scalable and highly cost-effective storage that bridges public and private cloud environments.

As a CVD, the new Cloudian-Cisco solution has been designed, tested, and documented to facilitate faster, more reliable deployments of a storage cluster. As a result, customers in highly data-intensive industries such as media and entertainment, video surveillance, healthcare, and scientific research can more quickly and easily lay the foundation for maximizing the value of their digital assets.

The Cloudian HyperStore architecture is specifically designed for cloud infrastructures, with the industry’s best S3 compatibility, enabling seamless data management across public and private cloud environments. This unique integration also gives organizations the flexibility to utilize different public cloud providers, thereby avoiding vendor lock-in. In addition to hybrid and multi-cloud data management, other HyperStore benefits include:

  • Modular and limitless scalability: Unlike many other object storage providers that require users to over-provision, Cloudian enables customers to start small and then grow without limit. As more capacity is needed, they can non-disruptively add an additional node or even new locations to the cluster and that capacity becomes part of the available storage pool.
  • Geo-distribution: HyperStore’s global data fabric means storage can be deployed anywhere but still be managed centrally from a single pane of glass.
  • Multi-tenancy: HyperStore provides isolated storage environments within a shared system to ensure data privacy. In addition, it incorporates billing and quality-of-service (QoS) features to help meet performance SLAs.
  • Up to 70% cost savings: By reducing CAPEX and eliminating expensive and time-consuming data migrations, Cloudian can cut data protection costs by up to 70 percent compared to purpose-built disk-based offerings and tape-based systems.

“Simplified operations, policy-based data management and on-demand scalability are key requirements for storage deployments in today’s modern data center,” said Siva Sivakumar, senior director, Data Center Solutions, at Cisco. “We look forward to working with Cloudian to help customers meet their data-intensive storage needs by leveraging Cisco UCS’ high-capacity Storage Servers with HyperStore’s cloud-ready, highly scalable and cost-effective technology.”

“The combination of Cloudian’s industry-leading object storage software and Cisco’s storage-optimized compute platform provides an ideal foundation for a private or hybrid cloud infrastructure,” said Jon Toor, chief marketing officer at Cloudian. “We’re excited about expanding our relationship with Cisco and providing joint data management solutions that enable customers to achieve their business or mission objectives.”

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