The lack of an object storage service in vCloud director is one many service providers have been attempting to overcome with mixed results. By partnering with Cloudian and offering a native, S3 compatible object storage service, VMware is helping to level the playing field for service providers that are attempting to offer compelling cloud and managed services to their customers.
By partnering, Packet and Wasabi will be able to deliver infrastructure that can be fully automated by developers in conjunction with object storage all within a single vendor experience.
Cloudian recently made an interesting move by scooping up Infinity Storage. This is more than a little curious. The big draw around Infinity Storage is that they provide file storage, whereas Cloudian has made it’s name as an object storage provider. Except that as we’ve covered, Cloudian now offers file services via HyperFile. So… why spend the money on the acquisition?
With HyperFile, Cloudian added the ability to address file and object in a single name space. With HyperStore 7, they now add multi-cloud into the mix.
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.
Max Mortillaro of kamshin comments: The Media & Entertainment industry has enormous needs for storage capacity. Traditionally, M&E has been an avid consumer of scale-out NAS solutions such as EMC Isilon. Scale-out NAS systems present the customer with one or more continuous namespaces while allowing a customer to scale capacity by adding nodes transparently. But many […]
Andrea Mauro of vInfrastructure Blog comments: SwiftStack is a storage company, founded on 2011 and based in San Francisco, CA, build with the idea to create a large scale object storage infrastructure in customer’s own data center (so specific for private cloud). Is still a small company with 50 employess and more than 60 customers […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: IBM is planning to acquire CleverSafe, HGST bought Amplidata a while ago and RedHat did the same with Ceph 18 months ago. If you put this information alongside the fact that disk shipments are doing very well (even when compared to Flash), it’s no wonder Object storage is so hot […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: In one of my latest posts I wrote about private object storage not being for everyone… especially if you don’t have the size that makes it viable… But, on the other hand we are all piling up boatloads of data and users need to access it from many different locations, applications […]