Cloudian, a leading data management software for hybrid cloud, declared that its HyperStore object storage is now available and validated to offer on-premises object storage on Microsoft Azure Stack HCI. With the integrated solution, Azure Stack HCI users can benefit from the scalability and flexibility of public clouds from a cloud-native storage platform that is both secure and reasonably priced, all inside their own data centers. This makes it a solid foundation for hybrid use cases that are necessary for industries like financial services, healthcare, media and entertainment, telecommunications, and government that require data residency and low-latency data access.

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

Following are the key features of Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage:

Low latency: For improved performance, users can access data locally from the all-flash or HDD-based storage of Cloudian.

Modular, limitless scalability: Starting with three inexpensive nodes, users can scale to exabytes without any interruption by adding devices to the cluster.

Robust security: The U.S. Department of Defense, SEC Rule 17a-4(f), FINRA Rule 4511, and CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d) security requirements are met by the platform, which also includes a secure shell, an integrated firewall, RBAC/IAM access controls, AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest, and SSL for data in transit.

Data residency: Users can store all of their data locally to ensure adherence to data governance laws.

Data immutability for ransomware protection and compliance: S3 Object Lock can be used to meet governance and legal hold requirements as well as to stop cybercriminals from encrypting data, allowing for rapid and simple recovery of an unencrypted backup copy without having to pay a ransom.

Geo-distribution: It offers global data management across numerous sites inside a single namespace.

Advanced metadata tagging: It speeds up data searches and makes it simpler to integrate with applications using AI, ML, and analytics.

Fully native S3 compatibility: With this feature, users can integrate S3 apps easily, whether they are hosted locally or in a public cloud.

“Microsoft Azure Arc extends the Azure platform across hybrid, multi-cloud and edge environments. Azure Stack HCI is our first-party Azure Arc-enabled 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 benefit from one of the leading object storage platforms to support their data residency and latency requirements”, said Vijay Kumar, director of product marketing, Azure, Microsoft.