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May 11, 2019

Cloudian specializes in “object storage” for enterprises, a form of unstructured data storage that eliminates the scaling limitations of traditional file storage, enabling enterprises to quickly grow deployments without hitting a cap.

According to Gartner, 80% of enterprise data will be stored in some form of object storage by 2021. Cloudian’s platform provides infinite scalability and allows users to access data from anywhere in the world, offering “hybrid cloud” deployments that combine cloud and on-prem computing.

Besides enabling the ability to easily access and manipulate large objects often consisting of video, images and other unstructured data, Cloudian’s storage solution results in lower costs, more consistently managed security and compliance with data governance policies.

Mike Tso, CEO and co-founder of Cloudian joins me on my daily tech podcast. After Mike’s former company (Gemini Mobile Technologies) lost 66% of its workforce after the 2008 recession, he created Cloudian with a unique culture based on three key attributes for employees to model – hungry, humble and honest.

In 2018, Cloudian announced $94 million in Series E funding, and recently the company was named one of the best cloud computing companies and CEOs to work for in 2019 based on Glassdoor. I wanted to find out more about the story behind Cloudian.

We also discuss the changing data landscape. How the rise of AI, machine learning and IoT is causing data to pile up to the point where it’s no longer manageable and how Cloudian is changing the way enterprises manage their data.

I learn how other storage vendors are seeing a declining market share, but Cloudian is experiencing rapid growth backed by prestigious investors including Goldman Sachs, Intel, and Fidelity. Cloudian has more than 300 customers, making it the most widely adopted independent provider of object storage solutions.