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Cloudian has unveiled a complete native, S3-compatible object storage solution for VMware Cloud Providers. The solution, Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director, provides a virtually unlimited scalable, cost-effective and complete storage foundation for new services.

Object Storage for vCloud Director is managed directly from VMware vCloud Director, which is one of the key components of the VMware Cloud Provider Platform. The solution not only offers S3 API compatibility, but also the option to start small and to continuously grow into an exabyte’s storage capacity. Users can also use multi-tenant resource pooling, as well as integrated management tools such as invoicing,

There are also quality-of-service management functions, as well as security in the form of data encryption and Write Once Read Many (WORM). Finally, Object Storage for vCloud Director offers geo-distribution for easy management of storage across multiple data centers.

“VMware vCloud Director offers an open and extensible architecture that allows VMware to build a solid digital foundation that supports customers and partners in their digital transformation,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, VP product management, cloud provider business unit at VMware. “With Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director, our partners can take full advantage of new opportunities for managed services and expand their relationships with enterprise customers beyond basic infrastructure-as-a-service in the cloud.

As a Service

Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director also enables VMware Cloud Providers to offer new services. Cloud providers can offer Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS), Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS). There are also possibilities to offer Distaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Big Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS), Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) and software development.

Object Storage for vCloud Director can be deployed as a physical storage appliance or as software-defined storage, anywhere in the world. In both cases, vCloud Director manages all storage from a single location, if desired. It also provides automated workflows.

Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director is expected to be available in July 2019.

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