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With Cloudian HyperStore Extreme, Cloudian and Seagate are introducing a cost-effective solution for exabyte-level storage, writes ITProToday. This storage as a service solution is compatible with Amazon S3 and, according to Cloudian, provides 83 percent more storage density than competing systems.

Cloudian and Seagate will work together to provide object storage that will cost less than other Storage as a Service solutions due to vertical integration. In short, HyperStore Extreme combines Cloudian software with Seagate hardware, which according to Cloudian results in a storage density of 1.5 petabytes per 4U. This means that Hyperstore Extreme offers twice as much storage in the same physical space as Cloudian’s normal HyperStore system, with a maximum of 780 TB per 4U.

Multiple advantages

Vertical integration as in this collaboration between Cloudian and Seagate means not only a higher storage density but also a simplification of the process, says senior strategist and analyst Randy Kerns of Evaluator Group.

“Other vendors such as IBM, Dell/EMC and NetApp provide a complete platform, but usually use hardware from different vendors and then integrate it with the software for shipment or use a distributor to integrate it during installation,” he explains. “The vertically integrated approach has the potential to reduce problems with the technology and to sell it at a lower price.

An increase in storage density of this order, combined with the ability to handle workloads up to and including one exabyte, means not only fewer different suppliers, but also less space required. According to Kerns, the choice to use a vertically integrated service such as this, rather than other Storage as a Service options, is influenced by the available physical space, whether or not to rely on certain suppliers and the costs. According to Cloudian, the price of this service will be less than half a cent per GB per month.

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