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Cloudian ramps up A/NZ partnership growth

26 Aug 2020

Cloudian is continuing its expansion across Australia and New Zealand with new partners including BEarena, CodeBlue, CU2 Global, and Qirx. The partners will support Cloudian’s object storage systems portfolio.

Cloudian officially launched in A/NZ just last month and hopes to double its partner base this year. The company’s local operations, led by Australians James Wright and Jason Mantell, aim to capitalise on local market needs for the management and protection of massive datasets.

BEarena is a provider of enterprise cloud services in Australia; CU2 Global specialises in robotic process automation (RPA); CodeBlue is a specialist service provider and Fuji Xerox subsidiary based in New Zealand; and Qirx is an IT solutions provider based in Canberra.

“Our decision to partner with Cloudian centred around its unique multitenancy features, robust QoS and simplicity to scale,” says CodeBlue development manager Chris Thorpe.

“As New Zealand’s STaaS industry continues to expand, the combination of our local support and insights, with Cloudian’s proven and S3-compatible solution, will be a compelling combination for our customers.”

Cloudian recognises the importance that cybersecurity and data sovereignty play in the cloud storage space. The company’s solutions enable organisations to maintain ownership, control and access to large data sets in a public cloud-like environment. 

Further, Cloudian features S3 Object Lock technology that enables users to create an immutable backup copy of critical data, a vital tool as ransomware and other threats increase.

Cloudian’s regional A/NZ director James Wright explains, “Public cloud companies are among the biggest targets for cybercriminals and have been the subject of many of the most significant data breaches.” 

“Worse still, many governments and enterprises falsely believe they have critical data securely backed up – the truth of the matter usually dawns far too late. Our technology provides the same scale and flexibility of public clouds within customers’ and partners’ own data centres, enabling them to maintain control and security of their data. We will work with our partners to ensure the balance between the user experience and security in hybrid environments is met for enterprise and government organisations.”

Cloudian currently works with distributors including Exclusive Networks and NEXTGEN.

Exclusive Networks managing director Jonathan Odria says, “The new face of cybersecurity is not just about where data is stored and who has access, but the type of technology being used to store and manage it.”

He concludes that Cloudian’s solutions will play an important role in security, and Exclusive will work with both Cloudian and its partner base to drive growth.

NEXTGEN Group CEO John Walters adds, “Cloudian’s consistent global growth, market-leading technology and unique ability to manage and store increasingly large data set requirements spell incredible opportunities for our partners across Australia and New Zealand as the ‘new norm’ takes hold across the enterprise IT market.”