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Binary Global's Collaboration with Western Digital & Cloudian: A Case Study on Unstructured Data Storage Solutions

Introduction: Binary Global, an esteemed Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure & managed services provider based in New Delhi, India, has always been at the forefront of technological solutions. Recognizing the challenges of managing unstructured data, the company joined forces with Western Digital and Cloudian to craft a state-of-the-art solution.

The Challenge: A research department within the Indian government faced escalating storage demands for unstructured data, including documents, images, videos, scientific data, emails, and logs. Traditional storage solutions like Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) were becoming increasingly expensive and intricate. The department sought a unified, scalable, and cost-effective storage platform that could offer diverse storage services and support multiple tenants without vendor lock-in.

The Solution: Binary Global proposed a scalable and reliable Scale-Out storage solution, combining Western Digital's Ultrastar® Data60 with Cloudian's HyperStore object storage software. This solution ensures exceptional data durability, native S3 API compatibility, and support for NFS/SMB-like file share over S3. It also offers robust data protection techniques to guard against hardware failures and prevent data loss or corruption.

Key Benefits:

  • Scalability: Adapts to growing data storage needs.
  • Unified Platform: Delivers multiple storage services, including S3, NFS, and CIFS/SMB.
  • Cost-Effective: Economically viable storage solution.
  • Resilience: Tolerates multiple hardware failures, ensuring data availability.
  • Versatility: Provides native S3 API compatibility and supports NFS/SMB file sharing.
  • Security: Features data encryption, role-based access controls, and more.
  • Compliance: Ideal for data with strict residency, privacy, and security requirements.

Conclusion: Binary Global's collaboration with Western Digital and Cloudian resulted in a solution that not only met but exceeded the client's expectations. The client now enjoys a scalable, secure, and cost-effective storage solution that caters to their diverse needs.

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