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Object storage sweetheart Cloudian bags another $94m funding in E round

Cloudian has sucked up $94m in yet another funding round that takes the total amount raised to $173m – higher than the $152m so far bagged by arch-rival Scality. The two object storage suppliers are hogging most of the investment in the sector with their individual funding dwarving that of Swiftstack's $23.6m. This E-round at …
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 2018
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To Infinity Storage... and beyond! Cloudian gobbles Italian minnow

Object storage supplier Cloudian is buying Italian firm Infinity Storage to add file access and cloud storage gateway functionality to its services. CEO Caterina Falchi started Milan-based Infinity Storage in 1998 and wrote one of the very first software handlers for WORM optical jukebox storage, a network jukebox controller …
Chris Mellor, 16 Mar 2018
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Tonight on IPO, Bought or Binned: Cloudian and Scality collide as object storage endgame nears

Analysis Both Scality and Cloudian have received fresh funding as they race towards an IPO, acquisition or startup trash can – the three outcomes of the object storage endgame. The object storage market situation can be viewed as four startups that made it to acquisition, four that haven't, of whom two have prospects. Study this …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2018
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Gartner casts runes to find object storage hero and 3 emerge: IBM

IBM's on-premises Cloud Object Storage has come out on top in Gartner's latest industry rankings. Critical Capabilities for Object Storage rates 13 on-premises object storage products on eight attributes – value, storage efficiency, security and multi-tenancy, capacity, interoperability, manageability, performance, and …
Chris Mellor, 2 Feb 2018
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Multi-cloud Cloudian controllers now run in AWS, Azure and Google

Cloudian's latest version of its object storage software can run native inside AWS, Google and Azure clouds, enabling a single object store namespace across the on-premises and major public cloud worlds. In its HyperStore 7 release, controllers in these four environments form clusters which can route data between the on- …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jan 2018
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Deputy lord of the Scality RING parts ways with object storage firm

Object storage supplier Scality has lost its president and COO, Erwan Menard. CEO Jerome Lecat announced the change at an all-hands meeting last week. We understand from a Scality spokesperson that the parting is amicable and Menard is staying on in an advisory role. Menard joined as COO in January 2014, getting the …
Chris Mellor, 8 Jan 2018
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Cloudian pops NAS joystick on HyperStore object boxes

Cloudian says you can store unstructured data files on its HyperStore object storage, through a HyperFile NAS Controller, and not burden primary data filers with the stuff, saving lots of lovely money and getting loads of scalability. HyperFile involves a 2U NAS controller sitting atop one or more 4U HyperStore object storage …
Chris Mellor, 7 Dec 2017
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HPE inks object storage reseller deal in EMEA – with Cloudian

+Comment Not content with having one object storage partner, Scality, HPE has linked arms with a second – Cloudian. HPE has signed a reseller agreement with Cloudian – and will resell Cloudian HyperStore software in the EMEA region through its Pointnext services business. The Cloudian software runs on HPE's ProLiant and Apollo server …
Chris Mellor, 29 Nov 2017
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Enterprise IT storage – where being fat and very dense is, um, a good thing. Right, Cloudian?

Cloudian is now touting a fat HyperStore 4000 alongside its HyperStore 1500 appliance. Both boxes are compatible with Amazon's AWS S3 APIs. The new 4000 comes in a 4U box with two compute nodes inside. There are 35 hot-swap 3.5-inch disk drives per node, and the same four hot-swap SSDs and 10GbitE networking as with the HS …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2017
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Flashy new jobs for storage folk

Kevin Kilbuck has become chief marketing officer at NVMdurance, a tiny Irish flash endurance lengthening company that first popped up last year. It uses machine learning techniques to understand better how to write data to flash drives over the drive’s life so as to extend the drive’s endurance. Kilbuck left Micron in …
Chris Mellor, 9 Jan 2017
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Scality developing way to stream objects to tape and the cloud

Scality is developing a software-defined storage controller (SDS) to archive objects off to the public cloud or tape using the S3 protocol. The idea is to use policies to select objects that are streamed off to an S3-accessed target from an on-premises Scality RING storage system. Metadata about the streamed objects would be …
Chris Mellor, 4 Nov 2016
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HyperStore gets Coldline for tired old objects

Cloudian is integrating its HyperStore object storage with Google's Coldline archive in the cloud. Google's cloud archive becomes a place for low-access rate objects that can't be deleted, while higher access rate objects remain in Cloudian's on-premises object store. The resulting two-tier object store is managed as a single …
Chris Mellor, 2 Nov 2016
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Cloudian passes begging bowl round VCs to net $41m for object storage dev pool

Cloudian, the S3-or-bust object storage software startup, has passed a VC begging bowl around and raised $41m in a D-round of funding. Total funding is now, Cloudian says, $79m, and the cash is going to be used for software engineering, expanding sales and marketing, and building out its international operations. The funding …
Chris Mellor, 27 Oct 2016
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CMO go through revolving doors at Cloudian and Scality

Cloudian has appointed a new chief marketing officer - Jon Toor. Paul Turner, who was Cloudian’s CMO and recently became chief product officer, is moving on. Cloudian announced Toor’s CMO role today. Co-founder and CEO Michael Tso’s canned quote roundly declared: “Jon brings immense storage industry expertise, technology chops …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2016
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Cloudian clobbers car drivers with targeted ads

Cloudian object storage is being used to target Japanese drivers with focussed ads as they drive past a digital billboard. Dentsu, a Japanese advertising supplier, has set up an experimental system on a road in the Tokyo area where road gantry-located video cameras capture images of vehicles and drivers. It features deep …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2016
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New storage upstart Versity offers S3 object storage interface

Versity is an archiving software startup using multi-threaded SAM-QFS. It was founded in March 2011 by CEO Bruce Gilpin, with a VC background, and CTO Harriet Coverston. She is the tech brains of the outfit and worked at LSC (Large Storage Configurations) from 1986, which developed QFS (Quick File System). QFS grouped disk …
Chris Mellor, 21 Jun 2016
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Lenovo embiggens storage offerings with Cloudian and Nexenta

Chinese smartphone, tablet, notebook, PC, server and storage vendor Lenovo is spreading its storage wings, striking software deals with Cloudian and Nexenta. It has announced factory-integrated products in OEM-style deals using Lenovo servers: DX8200C – Cloudian-based object storage DX8200N – Nexenta-based unified file and …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jun 2016
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Cloudian's classier object storage management

Cloudian has lowered the management burden for its S3-compatible HyperStore object storage with automated this, predictive that, and dynamic, pro-active, non-disruptive other stuff. Michael Tso, Cloudian CEO and cofounder, said in a piece of canned quotery: "HyperStore 6.0 automates the whole data management and protection …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2016

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