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 and storage shelves may be added with up to 70 3.5” HDDs.
The Cloudian HyperStore software includes functionality expected of object storage systems to compress and encrypt data, protect data using forward error correction with erasure coding, 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 public 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 a NAS controller that provides file to object access. The HyperFile offering provides:
- NFSv4, CIFS/SMB 3.0 (SAMBA), and FTP access
- AD and LDAP support
- Global namespace access (user HyperStore)
- Object versioning (using HyperStore)
- Snapshots and WORM setting
- Scale out with multiple NAS controllers with global namespace