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Cloudian paves the way for new era of storage with more container-based support

By Catherine Knowles
Mon 31 Aug 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Cloudian has officially started offering support for container-based applications with the intent of enabling organisations to modernise their storage infrastructure.

The new Cloudian Kubernetes S3 Operator provides a self-service tool for developers to dynamically provision Cloudian HyperStore S3-compatible object storage.

IT managers can utilise a Kubernetes-enabled private cloud solution that employs the industry-standard S3 API to maximise application portability.

By combining self-serve, multi-tenant storage agility with enterprise-grade scalability, durability and security, Cloudian aims to meet the needs of both DevOps and production workloads while delivering TCO savings of more than 60% compared to both traditional and public cloud storage.

This announcement extends Cloudian’s support for cloud-native environments, where it currently serves as a scale-out backup target for open source Kubernetes applications and data through software tools such as VMware Velero and MayaData Kubera.

Deployed with Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage platform, the Kubernetes S3 Operator provides an API-driven management environment to quickly provision S3-compatible object storage.

Storage for the solution is provisioned and accessed directly by applications, with no gateways or translation layers.

Features include encryption, IAM, SAML, WORM, RBAC and certification with the most rigorous regulatory requirements, such as Common Criteria, FIPS and SEC Rule 17a-4.

Starting from three nodes and scaling up to an exabyte without interruption, the solution can also scale across multiple sites with single-namespace simplicity or extend into the public cloud using out-of-the-box integration with AWS, GCP and Azure that maintains data in its native format.

With Cloudian, customers can use a shared storage environment for both traditional and cloud-native applications.

According to the company, the growing use of containers requires a paradigm shift in storage.

Gartner predicts that by 2022 more than 75% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production, up from less than 30% today.

Traditional SAN and NAS systems lack the flexibility and high-level, API-driven infrastructure these cloud-native workloads require, the company states.

Cloudian addresses these requirements with a storage platform built on cloud-derived technology and the industry’s first native S3 API.

Cloudian senior director of products and solutions Sanjay Jagad says, “Containers enable enterprises to develop new services more quickly, but traditional storage wasn’t designed for these modern workloads.

“So while other storage providers are pushing complex, management-heavy products based on legacy platforms, Cloudian delivers simplicity itself: the industry’s most compatible S3 API and a lightweight Kubernetes operator.

"Developers gain self-serve agility and application portability, while operations teams benefit from Cloudian’s exabyte scalability, hybrid cloud management and exceptional value.”

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