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Microsoft, Cloudian Partnership Provides Data Center Flexibility

by Helen J. Wolf
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Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage platform is now integrated and validated to work with Microsoft SQ Server 2022, providing more flexible and scalable data centers.

Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is a relational database management system that supports various transaction processing, business intelligence, and analytics applications.

By integrating the companies’ offerings, Microsoft SQL Server 2022 customers can use the public cloud-like scalability and flexibility that Cloudian offers its data center customers.

Microsoft, Cloudian Partnership Provides Data Center Flexibility

This comes after Microsoft invited Cloudian to join its Early Adopter program, which involves validation testing to ensure seamless integration with SQL Server.

Thanks to the successful results, Cloudian is now part of the recently announced public preview of Microsoft SQL Server.

Cloudian notes that organizations increasingly seek more significant insights from their on-premises data by running SQL data analytics applications on-premises, meaning they need a modern storage foundation to support these applications.

The company’s HyperStore offers full native S3 compatibility, unlimited scalability, and security, such as data immutability for ransomware protection, and provides the necessary foundation.

In addition, it offers advanced metadata tagging, enabling faster data searches and AI, machine learning, and analytics applications.

“Today’s announcement reiterates Cloudian’s leadership in hybrid cloud data management,” said Jon Toor, Cloudian’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“We were honored that Microsoft invited us to participate in the Early Adopter Program. We now look forward to helping more customers use the combined solution to extract greater value and insights from their on-premises data.”

By combining HyperStore and Microsoft SQL Server, analytic queries are created and deployed for complex applications in cybersecurity, predictive maintenance, risk management, and many other areas.

It covers three major use cases, including preparing files for loading, storing database backups, and enabling federated queries using data stored with HyperStore.

The products also support data professionals and the parallel testing of various models on multi-structured data sets, including machine learning.

“Our customers have massive on-premises data stores, and they want a storage infrastructure that allows them to run their SQL analytics applications with the same ease and flexibility as they do in Microsoft Azure,” said Asad Khan, product manager director of Microsoft Azure Database Services.

“Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage was designed from the ground up to provide a seamless, cloud-like experience in organizations’ own data centers, providing a robust storage solution for our SQL Server 2022 users.”

This integration comes after several other partnerships the data management provider has entered into, such as WEKA, VMware, AWS Outpost, Veeam, and Red Hat.

Cloudian also launched its HyperCare remote managed service and Support Plus advanced monitoring.

James Wright, director of Oceania, A/NZ, and ASEAN, said these updates would help companies in the region deal with exceptional IT skills and talent shortages.

“That means they struggle to meet today’s data-driven demands, including dealing with the increased burden of managing everything,” Wright says.

“HyperCare enables IT teams to leverage our storage expertise, allowing them to focus more on applications and increase business value while keeping their digital assets on-premises and within their control, an important consideration as A/NZ’s spotlight on data sovereignty gets brighter.

“In addition, ong with our new Support Plus service will enable our reseller partners to offer customers a wider range of service levels based on their support needs.”

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