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Cloudian HyperStore – Product Brief

Last updated September 8th, 2019 for additions to the EvaluScale table. Concise 9-page overview of the Cloudian HyperStore object storage product. Covers highlights, potential, usage, and strengths and weaknesses.

Cloudian HyperStore is offered as either an appliance or software only using commodity servers and storage devices as a complete system or with node instances in public clouds – AWS, Azure, and Google. The appliance-based system can scale with multiple chassis and each chassis with up to eight nodes called μnodes installed. Each node has two SSDs. External storage shelves may be added with up 60 3.5” HDDs. Scaling of multiple nodes allows the system to reach start at 90TB and scale to 384PB in an appliance.

The Cloudian HyperStore software includes functionality expected of object storage systems to encrypt and compress data, protect data using forward error correction with erasure codes, and seamless scaling with addition of nodes and dynamic rebalancing. Additionally, HyperStore includes the ability to auto- tier data using a policy engine and data mover to S3-compatible clouds, multi-tenancy support with assignable permissions, and billing/chargeback and quota support for APIs.

The HyperStore system supports access using the S3 protocol for objects but does not have native support for file access. Objects are stored in an underlying EXT4 filesystem. Cloudian also has software that can be installed on a server or in a Virtual Machine to provide file access and controls. Cloudian HyperFile is the dual controller active/passive solution for file access. Included with the offering is file migration software. The HyperFile offering provides:

  • NFSv3, CIFS/SMB 2.1 (SAMBA), and FTP access
  • AD and LDAP support
  • Global namespace access
  • Version control
  • Snapshots and WORM setting
  • Scale out with multiple NAS controllers with global namespace
  • File Migration Engine to pull data from other NAS systems

Cloudian HyperStore Product Brief includes:

  • Highlights
  • Usage
  • Potential
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s comments


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