With the launch of Cloudian 2.4, the company has extended its leadership in S3 compatibility and multi-datacenter capabilities while enhancing its data management features for the growing enterprise marketplace. It offers a fully S3 API compliant, multi-tenant, multi-data center cloud storage platform.
When effortless data storage “in the cloud” is gaining popularity due flood in personal, enterprise and institutional data, many organizations are moving to less expensive cloud storage providers, instead of investing thousands of dollars in buying new hardware and software for keeping data.
Cloudian 2.4 makes “Storage-As-A-Utility” a reality. It requires minimum IT involvement, dramatically reduces the costs of cloud deployment and management. It maximizes data protection, availability and security, which are critical for enterprises looking to deploy their own private cloud or move their data to the public cloud.
Cloudian offers Dynamic Consistency Levels, while providing unprecedented data protection and ensuring continuous, uninterrupted operations in the case of network or site failures. This platform provides a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, with no single point of failure. In addition, it offers a comprehensive user interface for both end user applications as well as administrative functions, including billing, monitoring and provisioning.
Jay Desai, vice president of Product Management, Cloudian said, "Now, with our newest version of Cloudian, we have made their lives even easier by adding many unique data management features. We are pleased to bring Storage-as-a-Utility one step closer to being a reality.” Cloudian provides scalable, reliable cloud object storage to anyone building an S3-compatible cloud with free Cloudian Community Edition, which will support up to 100 TB of useable storage and offers forum support.
However, despite the advantages of cloud storage, privacy and security concerns are still prohibiting companies to embrace cloud storage. As an enterprise if you go for cloud storage to keep your data, you don’t have to responsibility for maintaining, upgrading and protecting hardware every few year. In market there are many cloud storage providers such as- IMB SmartCloud Storage Access, Mezeo Cloud Storage service, Amazon, VMwre and CTERA Networks cloud storage.
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