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Cloudian’s HyperStore validated to work with Microsoft Azure

By Zach Thompson
Thu 21 Jul 2022

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

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

This facilitates a robust foundation for hybrid use cases that require data residency and low-latency data access in sectors including financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and government.

“The question we put to A/NZ organisations we speak to is: ‘what data could your business not survive without, and how quickly do you need that data restored?’,” Cloudian A/NZ, ASEAN, and Oceania regional director James Wright says.

“On-premises is the obvious answer for that 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 simple and flexible as the public cloud, it’s a no-brainer and ideal for the great hybrid cloud transition organisations are going through.”

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

This latest announcement comes after the offering was recently integrated 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,” Cloudian chief marketing officer Jon Toor says.

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

Cloudian’s HyperStore features and benefits include:

  • Modular, limitless scalability

HyperStore allows users to begin with three low-cost nodes and expand to exabytes without interruption simply by adding devices to the cluster.

  • Data residency

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

  • Low latency

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

  • Geo-distribution

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 enables quick, easy recovery of an unencrypted backup copy without paying a ransom and also means companies can meet governance and legal hold demands.

  • Robust security

Secure shell, integrated 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 protect data further.

Additionally, they are available in a platform certified with the U.S. Department of Defence, SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d) security requirements.

  • Fully native S3 compatibility

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

  • Advanced metadata tagging

Data searches can be sped up and more easily integrated with AI/ML/analytics applications.


“Microsoft Azure Arc extends the Azure platform across hybrid, multi-cloud and edge environments,” Microsoft Azure product marketing director Vijay Kumar says.

“Azure Stack HCI is our first-party Azure Arc-enabled infrastructure that enables customers to run services and applications in their own data centres.

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

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