FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. Partners with Cloudian® to Provide Instantly Searchable Deep Archive Storage

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Integrated storage solution enables users to combine the benefits of tape and modern S3-compatible object storage ecosystem with FUJIFILM OBJECT ARCHIVE software

Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. (President & CEO: Peter Faulhaber) today announced a joint marketing partnership with Cloudian® that brings the performance benefits and search capabilities of Cloudian’s fully native, S3-compatible object storage to tape-based deep archives.  The integrated solution leverages the new FUJIFILM Object Archive software, which enables data to be stored on tape in object format, thereby combining two highly scalable and cost-effective storage technologies.  As a result, enterprise customers can create a rapidly-searchable, deep archive that integrates seamlessly with the fast-growing ecosystem of modern S3-compatible applications.

Organizations around the world have long used tape for deep archive storage. However, with the rapid growth of data in recent years, having the ability to quickly access, search and analyze archived data has become a strategic priority.

FUJIFILM Recording Media and Cloudian address this need by providing a multi-tier archival solution that integrates FUJIFILM Object Archive software with the Cloudian HyperStore® object storage platform.  In addition to delivering fast access and increased performance as it scales, Cloudian’s HyperStore solution enables the retention of metadata on disk-based storage for rapid search.

HyperStore also offers a single point of access and policy-based data migration for operational simplicity, and its native S3 API provides seamless integration with modern data management and data protection solutions. This includes the ability to read from and write to tape automatically through the tape-enabling FUJIFILM Object Archive software storage solution.

“Today’s announcement reflects our close collaboration in the development of FUJIFILM Object Archive software, as HyperStore was used as one of the S3-compatible reference platforms for Fujifilm’s internal testing,” said Sanjay Jagad, senior director of products and solutions at Cloudian. “We’re excited about building on this partnership with Fujifilm to help customers extract optimal value from their tape archives.”

“Highly advanced tape-based storage systems continue to have a vital role in modern data centers, with applications for storing the ever-growing volumes of critical information,” said Peter Faulhaber, president and CEO of FUJIFILM Recording Media, U.S.A., Inc. “With this partnership, tape is well-positioned to bring its unmatched low cost of ownership and air-gap security to a deep and wide base of hybrid cloud and object-based environments.”


About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc. is FUJIFILM Corporation’s U.S.-based manufacturing, marketing and sales operation for data tape media and data management solutions. The company provides data center customers and enterprise industry partners with a wide range of innovative recording media products and archival solutions. Based on a history of thin-film engineering and magnetic particle science such as Fujifilm’s NANOCUBIC™ and Barium Ferrite technology, Fujifilm creates breakthrough data storage products. Worldwide, Fujifilm has surpassed the 170 million milestone for the number of LTO ULTRIUM data cartridges manufactured and sold since introduction, establishing the company as the leading global manufacturer of mid-range and enterprise data tape.

For more information on FUJIFILM Recording Media products, call 800-488-3854 or go to https://www.fujifilm.com/us/en/business/data-storage. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

To learn more about FUJIFILM Object Archive software, visit fujifilmobjectarchive.com

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings cutting edge solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies developed in its relentless pursuit of innovation. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the various fields including healthcare, graphic systems, highly functional materials, optical devices, digital imaging and document products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2020, the company had global revenues of $21.2 billion, at an exchange rate of 109 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com

About Cloudian
Cloudian is  the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage. With a native S3 API, it brings the scalability and flexibility of public cloud storage into the data center while providing ransomware protection and reducing TCO by 60% or more compared to traditional SAN/NAS and public cloud. 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 containerized applications. More at cloudian.com

SPECIAL OFFER*: For a limited time, Fujifilm is offering up to a 500TB free subscription license to FUJIFILM Object Archive software. The software/support will be usable through December 31, 2020 (deadline to claim free software is 12/1/2020). Business Day support is included with the special offer. This offer does not include media.

FUJIFILM Object Archive software is available today and will be sold worldwide. In Europe Object Archive will be sold as Software-defined Tape.



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