Cloudian HyperStore validated to work with Microsoft Azure

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Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage is now validated to work with Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, a joint offering that will give customers the benefits of public cloud within their own data centers.

The combined offering gives Azure Stack HCI customers the flexibility and scalability of public cloud in a highly secure and cost-effective cloud-native storage platform in their data centers.

This facilitates a solid foundation for hybrid use cases that require data residency and low-latency data access in industries such as financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and government.

“The question we ask the A/NZ organizations we speak to is, ‘what data could your business not survive and how quickly do you need to restore that data?'” James, Regional Manager from Cloudian A/NZ, ASEAN and Oceania. says Wright.

“On-premises is the obvious answer for this data profile from the perspective of visibility, ransomware protection, sovereignty and control.

“And when we consider that solutions like Azure Stack and HyperStore also make the experience as easy and flexible as the public cloud, it’s a no-brainer and ideal for the big transition to hybrid cloud that organizations are going through.

Cloudian’s Hyperstore has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for three consecutive years.

This latest announcement comes after the offering’s recent integration with Microsoft SQL Server 2022.

“Our growing collaboration with Microsoft reflects Cloudian’s leadership in enabling enterprises and service providers to meet their evolving hybrid cloud needs,” said Jon Toor, CMO of Cloudian.

“From its inception, we designed HyperStore to provide customers with a cloud-native storage foundation that would support modern on-premises applications while seamlessly integrating with public clouds, helping them achieve greater business success. and operational.”

Cloudian HyperStore features and benefits include:

  • Modular and unlimited scalability

HyperStore allows users to start with three low-cost nodes and scale to exabytes non-disruptively by simply adding devices to the cluster.

All data can be stored locally, ensuring compliance with data governance regulations.

Data can be accessed locally from Cloudian’s all-flash or HDD storage for optimized performance.

Data can be managed globally across multiple sites within a single namespace.

  • Data immutability for ransomware protection and compliance

Users can use S3 Object Lock to prevent cybercriminals from encrypting data.

This allows quick and easy retrieval of an unencrypted backup copy without paying a ransom and also means companies can meet governance and legal retention requirements.

Secure Shell, built-in firewall, RBAC/IAM access controls, AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest, and SSL for data in transit can all be used to further protect data.

In addition, they are available on a platform certified with the security requirements of the United States Department of Defense, SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511 and CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d) .

  • Fully native S3 compatibility

S3 applications can be seamlessly integrated on-premises or in a public cloud.

  • Advanced metadata tagging

Data searches can be accelerated and more easily integrated into AI/ML/analytics applications.

“Microsoft Azure Arc extends the Azure platform across hybrid, multi-cloud, and edge environments,” said Vijay Kumar, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing Manager.

“Azure Stack HCI is our proprietary Azure Arc infrastructure that enables customers to run services and applications in their own data centers.

“With solutions like Cloudian’s HyperStore, customers will now be able to leverage one of the leading object storage platforms to meet their data residency and latency needs.”

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