ShapeBlue Connector Empowers Cloudian Users to Manage Object Storage within Apache CloudStack

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SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced that ShapeBlue, the world’s largest independent integrator of CloudStack technologies, has developed a CloudStack connector plugin for Cloudian’s HyperStore. 

The HyperStore Connector is a native open-source Apache CloudStack plugin that integrates Cloudian S3-compatible storage and the Cloudian Management Console (CMC) into the CloudStack Management GUI, allowing CloudStack users to access and manage their own S3 storage areas.

The connector will make it easier for organizations running CloudStack to provide access to S3-compliant object storage with the same user experience as CloudStack, including single sign-on and storage management through the CloudStack UI. Anyone running CloudStack starting with version 4.11, released today, will be able to run the connector without the need to externally install it.

“This gives the CloudStack user community the power of Cloudian’s object storage system through an interface that’s already familiar to them,” said Sanjay Jagad, senior director of product solutions at Cloudian. “Extending access to scale-out storage enables service providers delivering public and private IaaS platforms to offer new storage services that meet their customers’ needs in an era of exploding data volumes.”

“Many major public cloud providers and enterprises leverage Apache CloudStack to deliver reliable, easy-to-deploy, multi-tenant cloud services,” said Giles Sirett, CEO of ShapeBlue. “These organizations need easy-to-manage, highly scalable storage solutions that integrate out of the box, making this solution an ideal fit. Already, a number of joint customers are running HyperStore in CloudStack-powered clouds.”

About Apache CloudStack
Apache CloudStack is the turnkey Open Source Cloud computing software platform from the Apache Software Foundation that is used for creating private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

Apache CloudStack Clouds enable billions of dollars’ worth of business transactions annually across their clouds. Its maturity, stability and ease of deployment has led it to become the Open Source platform of choice for many service providers offering on-demand, elastic public cloud computing services. CloudStack is also leveraged by many enterprises to provide private or hybrid clouds for use by their employees.

CloudStack includes an intuitive user interface and rich APIs for managing the compute, networking, software, and storage infrastructure resources. It supports a broad range of integration points for both traditional and Cloud-native workloads. For more information visit http://cloudstack.apache.org/

About ShapeBlue 
ShapeBlue are the largest independent integrator of CloudStack technologies globally and are specialists in the design and implementation of IaaS cloud infrastructures for both private and public cloud implementations. Services include IaaS cloud design, software engineering, CloudStack consulting, and training. The company has a global customer base with offices in London (UK), Mountain View (CA), Bangalore (India), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Cape Town (South Africa). For more information, visit http://www.shapeblue.com/.

About Cloudian

Cloudian turns information into insight with an infinitely scalable platform that consolidates, manages and protects enterprise data. Cloudian Enterprise Object Storage brings cloud technology and economics to the data center with uncompromising data durability, intuitive management tools and the industry’s most compatible S3 API. Cloudian and its ecosystem partners help Global 1000 customers simplify unstructured data management today, while preparing for the data demands of AI and machine learning tomorrow.

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