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Cloudian® to offer S3 Cloud Storage Support for Apache CloudStack

-- Cloudian solution integrates cloud storage and compute platforms

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudStack Collaboration Conference -- Cloudian today announced that it has extended its industry-leading Cloudian Cloud Storage Platform for easy integration with Apache CloudStack. The Cloudian solution enables cloud service providers and enterprises to seamlessly deploy S3-compatible cloud storage quickly and cost-effectively along with a state-of-the-art cloud computing platform under a common user interface and single provisioning and sign on.

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"Storage is a critical element of cloud computing, and Cloudian's object store is very complementary to Apache CloudStack," said Kevin Kluge, VP of Product Development for Citrix and Apache CloudStack Committer. "We are pleased to have the Cloudian Cloud Storage Platform support the Apache CloudStack cloud computing platform, giving users powerful storage via a simple, elegant deployment."

The integration of Cloudian with Apache CloudStack unifies the S3 compatible cloud object storage service along with the file system requirements of the CloudStack cloud compute environment.  Users and their applications can directly utilize S3 cloud storage as they normally would with Cloudian, provisioned from a fully integrated cloud management console within CloudStack, allowing cloud service providers and their customers to access and administer cloud storage and cloud compute services via the product's intuitive user interface. Additionally, CloudStack templates and snapshots are centrally managed through the Cloudian service and available across datacenters or CloudStack zones via Cloudian's multi-datacenter storage capabilities.  The interface between Cloudian and CloudStack can also enable powerful application data backup and recovery within any cloud environment.

"We have been working to create a tightly integrated system with Apache CloudStack that combines the critical cloud storage platform components with the market-leading, open source cloud orchestration and management platform," said Giorgio Propersi, Cloudian General Manager, Americas and EMEA. "We look forward to working more with the Apache CloudStack community to help further advance the development and adoption of cloud computing."

About The Cloudian® Cloud Storage Platform

Cloudian is an Amazon S3-compliant cloud storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, multi-tenant data storage systems. Utilizing the Cloudian platform, service providers and enterprises can now build reliable and scalable cloud storage solutions with a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, and no single point of failure. The system easily scales from two nodes up to thousands of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data. Cloudian provides a robust and flexible management interface, which accommodates a wide variety of billing and licensing models.

The company recently released the free Cloudian Community Edition, which will support up to 100 TB of useable storage and offer forum support, opening up the scalability, reliability and power of cloud object storage to anyone building an Amazon S3-compatible cloud, be it public, private or hybrid.  The Cloudian Community Edition can be downloaded from http://www.cloudian.com/get-started.html.

About Cloudian®

Cloudian, Inc. is a Foster City, Calif.-based software company specializing in cloud storage software. The main product is Cloudian®, an Amazon S3-compatible cloud object storage platform that enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable cloud storage solutions. Cloudian is actively partnering with the leading cloud computing environments including Citrix Cloud Platform, Apache CloudStack, and OpenStack, cloud on-ramp providers, and the vast ecosystem of tools and applications that is afforded through true S3 compatibility. Cloudian's customers include Vodafone, Nextel, NTT, SoftBank, Nifty, and Lunacloud. The company has additional offices in China and Japan. For more information or to try Cloudian today, please visit www.cloudian.com.

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