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Cloudian Announces Possible Industry Benchmark in HyperFile

December 06, 2017

Data is everywhere, this we know. And before we drown in a sea of unstructured data, cost-effective and scalable storage solutions are required to address this growing demand. Arenas from medical imaging, engineering and collaboration, to work directories and video surveillance need a lot of storage space, period. The mounds mount quickly, but a new bar for solutions was set today with a new release from Cloudian.

Today, Cloudian announced the availability of Cloudian HyperFile, an integrated NAS controller capable of delivering SMB/NFC file services from on-premises Cloudian HyperStore object storage systems. This first-of-its-kind release is feature-rich and pocket-friendly. 

Cloudian HyperFile touts features like non-disruptive failover, scale-out performance, WORM, snapshot, SMB(CIFS)/NFS support, active directory integration and POSIX compliance. The included feature set enables enterprise applications to perform as expected, empowering capacity hungry applications that leverage file data.

“Exponential growth of unstructured data is the norm for our rapidly growing business, a trend that is further intensified as we deploy new system platforms that generate petabytes of information. We needed a file storage solution that would deliver a step-function improvement in management simplicity and capital cost reduction, while ensuring always-on availability,” said Sean McAdam, VP of Computer and Network Services at Element Fleet. “Cloudian HyperFile is the first solution we’ve seen that combines the file management features and rock-solid data durability we need with the scalability, simplicity and value that will help us save significantly on CAPEX and OPEX.”

As far as data migration goes, Cloudian HyperFile utilizes a policy-based migration engine that moves all files from existing NAS systems to Cloudian. IT managers set parameters for the transfer, and migration ensues without any service interruption.

Available as an appliance or virtual machine, when deployed as an appliance is done so in a Cloudian cluster and comes with integrated caching, fully redundant hardware as well as active-passive processors. There are two software versions of the security solution. HyperFile Basic, which is part of Cloudian HyperFile, and Cloudian HyperFile Enterprise that offers an additional feature set.

Cloudian promises a reduction in TCO by up to 70 percent over legacy NAS systems. While I’m not ready to stand out on that ledge, it’s no leap of faith to say these types of solutions are a requirement in our SaaS-tastic, video happy, digital era.

What storage solution is in your data center?

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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