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Cloudian and AWS team up for on-premise cloud storage

Cloudian and Amazon Web Services are now offering a new service that allows customers to use Cloudian HyperStore Hybrid Storage offering that stores data locally but leverages the S3 object storage.

AWS cloud storage will manage the usage and billing for the customers.

It targets applications and data that customers want to keep on-premises and operate in a hybrid cloud mode, said Paul Turner, Cloudian’s chief marketing officer. That kind of data is stored behind the organization’s firewall using the S3-compatible HyperStore software.

“What is different here is you can procure it from the Amazon marketplace. What we have done is implemented a service where you can go (to the AWS cloud storage) market place and sign up for the S3 service and do it locally,” Turner said.

“It’s in the customer data center and as the storage is consumed, you pay as you go and all the billing is done through Amazon S3,” he said. “It’s an OPEX spend which is unusual because up until now customer data center solutions are a CAPEX spend.”

The service is a hybrid cloud storage offering so customers can also use the HyperStore to tier data into the public cloud, either in S3 or Amazon Glacier. The HyperStore is an S3-compatible object storage product. The AWS cloud storage and HyperSore service currently is available in regions across the United States and EMEA.

“As we go forward we will roll it out in other regions,” Turner said.

The cost is three cents per gigabyte, based on the average usage.

“Customers have been asking for this and one thing Amazon does really well is respond to customers,” Turner said. “They will build what is needed.”