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Coming Together as an Antidote for Distributed Workload

By CIOReview | Monday, August 12, 2019
Peter Thompson, CEO

Peter Thompson, CEO

The collaboration of LucidLink and Cloudian delivers high-performance file services with distant access and permits customers to merge their file workloads on a proven Cloudian HyperStore object storage platform.

FREMONT, CA: “We have successfully decoupled the traditional requirement of the applications and files being co-located, allowing users to run applications, and store data independently, where it makes the most sense,” said Peter Thompson, Co-Founder, and CEO, LucidLink.

LucidLink is an innovator in cloud-native file services, who recently announced the partnership with Cloudian, the widely used independent provider of object storage systems. The new partnership is all set to provide enterprise customers with an integrated solution. The solution distributes scalable, highly cost-effective storage, secure access to large files and data sets regardless of location, limitlessly. LucidLink Filespaces, which is built distinctively for object storage, allows high-performance file access remotely, improves organizational workload efficiency, and maximizes productivity.

Filespaces develops Cloudian’s support for file-based production workloads by supplying high-performance file services and remote access. Users and applications can be both connected to the same global namespace and can be used as a local as well as shared volume.

The combined solution extensively improves file access performance with the efficient use of metadata and streaming file data on-demand. Additionally, it also provides fast remote access to huge files at internationally distributed locations.

With the help of LucidLink, customers can make any file application instantly cloud-ready and allow it to use object storage irrespective of having a custom S3 connector.

Thompson further added, “With us, any application process or workflow can access data as if stored locally. In other words, simply mount S3 as a file system.”

The data stored in the Cloudian HyperStore platform can be instantly available to the devices having a LucidLink client installed. Customers can shift their essential data into a capacity storage tier to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) and meanwhile, maintain quick access to random files. Furthermore, the customers can effortlessly create shared file repositories for teamwork or put forward data volumes in application servers.

LucidLink was featured as one of the 20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers of 2017 by CIOReview. It provides a cloud-native file service that was designed for extensive data access over distance, and to reduce organizational workload effectiveness and outcome. LucidLink is well-suited for any AWS S3 compatible storage provider that uses cloud, on-prem, or hybrid storage. It supports every primary operating system, including Linux, Windows, and macOS.