Cloudian has traditionally offered cost-effective object storage. But their recently announced HyperFile solution adds file service to the mix. This rounds out their portfolio, and opens up new customers for their solutions.
HP woke up the IT world this morning by announcing their acquisition of IBRIX, a maker of scale-out file servers. The purchase will presumably be integrated with HP’s existing clustered file system technology acquired with PolyServe in 2007. The move demonstrates HP’s commitment to continue to be a major player in the enterprise storage market.