Cloudian® announced a fully native S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers that is managed directly from VMware vCloud Director, a key component of the VMware Cloud Provider Platform.
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.
Within the public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market, IDC forecasts that cloud storage services revenues will reach $20 billion in 2019 and more than double to $44 billion by 2022. At the same time, the S3 API has emerged as the de facto standard for cloud storage and the common language for integrating on-premises and cloud storage in an increasing hybrid cloud-dominant world. Independent cloud providers are well-positioned to capitalize on these market opportunities because of their specialization, multi-source flexibility and geographic diversity.
In addition to fully native S3 API compatibility, Cloudian offers the ability to start small and grow without interruption to an exabyte of storage. 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:
Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS).
Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS).
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.