5.0 release brings “Cloud Storage for Everyone”


In this quick 20 minute video, the Cloudian HyperStore team discuss the key points of Cloudian’s September 16 product announcement which promises to users the new era of “Cloud Storage for Everyone”. Or look at this quick Slideshare presentation:     To learn more about the Cloudian HyperStore Appliance click here  

Introducing the New Cloudian Logo


At Cloudian, we have been wrestling with the question: Is the quality of our brand identity in alignment with the quality of our products and customer interactions? We know we have some work to do because brand identity is a lot like personal identity – image matters. Details matter too. Visual cues, colors, font, etc. […]

Deploying Cloudian HyperStore on HGST’s Open Ethernet Drive Architecture


by Gary Ogasawara VP Engineering at Cloudian Inc Introduction Recently, we had a hackathon with HGST engineers to deploy and exercise Cloudian HyperStore on HGST’s open Ethernet drive architecture (link: http://www.hgst.com/science-of-storage/emerging-technologies/open-ethernet-drive-architecture).  Each storage drive is a “server on a drive” including CPU, RAM, Linux OS, and a direct Ethernet connection in a standard 3.5” HDD form […]

An interview with Cloudian President and Co-Founder Hiroshi Ohta


What gave you the idea to start the initial company that fed into Cloudian? Mr. Ohta: Before founding our initial company, I was in charge of service development for mobile terminals at J-Phone, a mobile telecom operator in Japan. I led the development of services, including “Sky Walker,” the first short messaging service (SMS) in […]

A more economic Backup as a Service offering with Cloudian

Small businesses are looking for better ways to manage their backups than the traditional backup software and tape. Recently one of our customers, Kumo, delivered a new Backup Service for Business. Working with our application partner Cloudberry we provided a simple, easy to use, cost effective and trustworthy backup service. Want to learn more … […]

Next Generation Storage needs integration, scale and performance


Guest Blog Post by Colm Keegan from Storage Switzerland Various industry sources estimate that data is doubling approximately every two years and the largest subset of that growth is coming from unstructured data. User files, images, rich multimedia, machine sensor data and anything that lives outside of a database application can be referred to collectively […]

What is Hybrid Cloud Storage and What Can it Do For You?


IT departments today are forced to come up with innovative ways to deal with the amount of unstructured data that they must manage. Now many of these places are looking to merge the flexibility and scale of the cloud with the security and control of their on-premises IT environment by using a hybrid cloud storage […]

File Storage vs Object Storage?


Guest Blog Post by Colm Keegan from Storage Switzerland The fact that data is growing exponentially comes as no surprise to today’s IT professional. The question is, what is the best way to support that growth while enabling the business to leverage these data assets as an information advantage? Today, IT professionals have essentially two […]

Red Hat Acquires Inktank: Why We’re Smiling…

The Race

What a spate of news to wake up to last Wednesday (April 30th). I’m up at 4:30am to make a flight due for Atlanta and the first headline I see flash across my phone: Red Hat Acquires Inktank Storage for $175 million. Reading this immediately put a big smile on my face for a number of reasons, […]

Enterprise Storage – Stop the Madness


Guest Blog Post by John Bennett Recently I was visiting my favorite co-location data center in Tokyo when I saw two young technologists attempting to push a heavily laden cart of brand new gear, still in neonatal ESD bags, over a door jam. Their ID badges revealed them as employees of a well-known global investment […]