Cloudian pockets Milan-based Infinity Storage

Cloudian has acquired Infinity Storage, a Milan-based software-defined file storage solutions company.

With Infinity's technology, Cloudian now offers customers integrated file and object-based storage solutions that consolidate all unstructured data types into a limitlessly scalable storage pool.

The result is simple storage management that claims to reduce TCO by more than 70% when compared with traditional multi-silo NAS systems.

The acquisition is the culmination of an existing relationship between Infinity Storage and Cloudian.

The companies worked together to launch the Cloudian HyperFile NAS controller, which delivers enterprise-class file services from Cloudian HyperStore.

Cloudian HyperFile incorporates all NAS features essential for enterprise applications, including SMB(CIFS)/NFS support, snapshot, WORM, non-disruptive failover, scale-out performance, POSIX compliance and Active Directory integration.

"This acquisition accelerates Cloudian's efforts to reduce IT workloads with self-protecting and easy-to-scale file systems," said Michael Tso, CEO of Cloudian.

"Not only does Infinity bring deep technology expertise to the table, but also our two companies' cultures fit perfectly."