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Gemini Releases Cloudian: Amazon S3 Compliant Multi-Tenant Cloud Storage System

Gemini Mobile Technologies ("Gemini") announced today that several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) have started trials of its Cloudian software.  Cloudian allows ISPs and CSPs to provide Amazon S3 compliant "Cloud Storage on Demand" services to web service providers and enterprise applications. Applications developed for the Amazon S3 API will work on a Cloudian system without modification.  Cloudian allows the same physical storage cluster to be shared by thousands of tenant users, with flexible billing based on usage and traffic.  A fully redundant Cloudian service requires only 2 PCs and scales to hundreds of PCs in multiple datacenters. 

Web Service Providers (e.g. gaming, SNS, file sharing, webmail) and Enterprises (e.g. ecommerce, data mining, email) are beginning to solve Big Data problems economically with NOSQL (Not Only SQL) technology, which originates from Cloud Storage technologies at Google, Facebook, and Amazon.  However, as NOSQL technologies are relatively new, early adopters are spending significant resources in the training, set up, and operations of NOSQL server clusters.  Storage OnDemand services enabled by Cloudian lower the technology and cost barriers for companies to benefit from NOSQL Technologies: companies pay for only usage and do not need to buy and operate servers and new database technologies. 

Customers can choose which Cloudian enabled ISP/CSP to store their data.  In addition, Cloudian allows ISPs/CSPs to easily set up private clouds for customers requiring custom Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  

"To harness the power of the Social Web, every business with an online presence must find solutions to Big Data problems," said Michael Tso, co-founder and COO of Gemini.  "With Cloudian, NOSQL Cloud Storage technology becomes easier and cheaper, giving users more choices and better service."  

Cloudian currently supports the Amazon S3 REST API with a Cassandra database backend.  Future versions will support other NOSQL database backends and their native APIs.  Cloudian is available for free evaluation at: http://www.geminimobile.com/big-data-solutions/cloudian_eval_agr.php5

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