ShapeBlue Joins Hands with Cloudian to Provide Object Storage Solution

By CIOReview | Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: To compete with growing CloudStack market, ShapeBlue, a CloudStack company, and Cloudian, provider of hybrid cloud smart data storage software, entered into a partnership to drive adoption of object storage within organizations running Cloud services powered by Apache CloudStack.

Along with the file system requirements of the CloudStack cloud computing platform, the collaboration unifies the S3 compatible cloud storage service and allows customers to implement a combined compute and Amazon S3 compatible object storage solution. “At ShapeBlue we are seeing increasing demand for CloudStack-based orchestration environments as the market looks for production proven solutions. Those organizations also need storage capabilities and as CloudStack has very tight scope around infrastructure orchestration we have looked for a best of breed vendor partner,” says Giles Sirett, CEO, ShapeBlue.

Under this partnership, ShapeBlue’s CloudStack is integrated with Cloudian’s Cloud Management Console, which allows cloud service providers and their customers to access and administer cloud storage and cloud computing services via the product’s intuitive user interface. Now, customers can directly utilize S3 cloud storage and gets CloudStack templates and snapshots centrally stored within Cloudian and managed through the CloudStack service.   

“This is an exciting development for both organizations and we think ShapeBlue offers a perfect compliment to our approach. Their experience and expertise in designing and implementing CloudStack technology for customers around the world will prove invaluable,” quotes Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer, Cloudian.