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Cloudian expands HyperIQ solution with management and security features

By Catherine Knowles, Wed 10 Nov 2021

Cloudian has added new management and security features to its HyperIQ observability and analytics solution.

According to the company, these new features address the challenge of managing modern storage infrastructures that are increasingly distributed across geographically dispersed data centers.

Introduced last year, HyperIQ gives enterprises and service providers a unified management view of their entire Cloudian storage infrastructure, encompassing interconnected users, applications, network connections and storage devices.

It provides intelligent monitoring, advanced analytics and health checks that enable predictive maintenance, enhanced security and resource optimisation.

As a result, customers can reduce mean time to repair, increase availability and accelerate new deployments, thereby saving operational costs and making it easier to adapt to workload demands, Cloudian states.

The top new features in the latest release of HyperIQ are:

Cross-region replication monitoring: Ensure timely and reliable completion of data replication with full-stack monitoring of the system environment, including tracking of network traffic and performance between replicated HyperStore clusters.

Federated management: Manage multiple clusters from a single HyperIQ management system in a single virtual machine.

Ransomware protection: Obtain transaction details regarding storage objects that have been locked for ransomware protection, enabling organisations to identify unauthorised attempts to delete objects.

Single sign-on: Allow anyone with a corporate account and appropriate privileges to access HyperIQ and information it provides.

In addition to these new features, HyperIQ provides:

Intelligent monitoring: Complete observability with real-time interactive dashboards and historical data that include the ability to slice and dice resource utilisation by data centre, node, services and more.

Customisable dashboards: In addition to pre-configured dashboards, flexibility to build one’s own dashboards from more than 100 available data panels and drill into user or storage data at a more granular level.

User behaviour analytics: Monitor user activities, provide insights into usage patterns (such as uploads/downloads, API usage, S3 transactions, request sizes and HTTP response codes) and enforce security and compliance policies.

Custom notifications: Custom alerts for more proactive monitoring of applications and flexibility to integrate with multiple notification channels such as Slack, OpsGenie, Kafka and PagerDuty.

Customer health checks: Personalised monthly health checks with actionable plans based on trends and analysis from the customer’s Cloudian infrastructure as well as analytics from global learning across Cloudian’s install base.

Cloudian chief marketing officer Jon Toor says, “Today’s modern storage infrastructure is increasingly distributed across geographically dispersed data centres, both on-premises and in public clouds.

"HyperIQ provides the comprehensive view of this geo-distributed storage and related networking infrastructure, and today’s announcement gives enterprises additional tools for efficiently, cost-effectively and securely managing it.”

Cloudian is an independent provider of object storage. With a native S3 API, it brings scalability and flexibility into the data centre while providing ransomware protection and reducing TCO.

The geo-distributed architecture enables users to manage and protect object and file data across sites - on-premises and in the cloud - from a single platform.

Available as software or appliances, Cloudian supports conventional and containerised applications.

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