LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HOSTING AND CLOUD TRANSFORMATION SUMMIT -- Cloudian, Inc., the leader in S3-compatible cloud object storage software, today announced the immediate availability of the Cloudian® Community Edition, a free version of the company's market-leading Amazon S3-compatible cloud object storage platform for service providers and enterprises. The Community Edition includes all of the functionality of Cloudian but with a total storage capacity of 100TB and forum support. Cloudian Community Edition can be downloaded from www.cloudian.com.
Cloudian is ideal for enterprises and service providers looking to offer Amazon S3-compatible Storage as a Service (StaaS) and/or provide secondary storage systems for their cloud compute platforms, such as Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, or OpenStack. By introducing the Cloudian Community Edition, which will support up to 100 TB of useable storage and offer forum support, Cloudian is opening up the scalability, reliability and power of cloud object storage to anyone building an Amazon S3-compatible cloud, be it public, private or hybrid. Cloudian is also available with gold and silver support packages.
"As providers continue to add value to existing cloud offerings, either providing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with a storage option or entering the public cloud storage market from the onset, cloud storage is becoming a critical component of the cloud," said Agatha Poon, Research Manager, Global Cloud Computing for 451 Research. "Offerings like Cloudian that opens up the object storage platform with a free edition not only serve as a starting point for evaluating data storage options, but also help accelerate cloud storage adoption beyond the service provider market."
Cloudian is an off-the-shelf platform that is quick to deploy and leverages low cost hardware. Cloudian provides the industry's most complete support of the S3 APIs, going beyond offering only the basic level of compatibility required in common object storage systems. Cloudian supports the advanced functions offered by Amazon that are extremely important in order to utilize the vast number of applications and tools found in the ecosystem. Cloudian is also actively partnering with leading cloud computing environments, as well as cloud gateway providers such as Riverbed, Twinstrata and others.
"Enterprises and service providers are embracing Cloudian because our platform enables hybrid cloud models and unlocks the vast ecosystem of S3 tools and applications," said Giorgio Propersi, General Manager, Cloudian. "With the Community Edition, we are bringing the power of object storage to an even broader audience by enabling its use for free for sizeable 100TB systems."
About The Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform
Cloudian is an Amazon S3-compliant cloud storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, multi-tenant data storage systems. Utilizing the Cloudian platform, service providers and enterprises can now build reliable and scalable cloud storage solutions with a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, and no single point of failure. The system easily scales from two nodes up to thousands of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data. Cloudian provides a robust and flexible management interface, which accommodates a wide variety of billing and licensing models.
Cloudian, Inc. is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian®, an Amazon S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions. Cloudian is actively partnering with the leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform and OpenStack, cloud on-ramp providers, and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications that is afforded through true S3 compatibility. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, SoftBank, Nifty, and Lunacloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan. For more information or to try Cloudian today, please visit www.cloudian.com.
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