ORLANDO, Fla., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STORAGE NETWORK WORLD -- Cloudian®, Inc., the market-leading cloud storage software company, today announced the next generation of its Cloudian solution, extending its leadership in S3 compatibility and multi-datacenter capabilities while enhancing its data management features for the growing enterprise marketplace. Cloudian helps organizations address their big data storage challenges by providing software to build private or public clouds using commodity servers. The Cloudian solution requires minimum IT involvement, dramatically reduces the costs of cloud deployment and management—and, as a result, is helping make "Storage-As-A-Utility" a reality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120918/SF75609LOGO) "Although service providers and enterprises are intrigued by the idea of moving data to the cloud for scalability and agility, concerns over data management and protection remain front and center," said Agatha Poon, Research Manager at 451 Research. "The ability to deliver high levels of security, systems continuity, and usability is as important as making intuitive management tools accessible to customers. Providing these features will give companies such as Cloudian a competitive edge." Cloudian's new solution, Cloudian 2.4, maximizes data protection, availability and security, which are critical for enterprises looking to deploy their own private cloud or move their data to the public cloud. For multi-datacenter deployments, Cloudian now provides Dynamic Consistency Levels, offering unprecedented data protection and ensuring continuous, uninterrupted operations in the case of network or site failures. Cloudian 2.4 protects sensitive data through encryption while also associating expiration policies to content and auto-expiring content. In addition, Cloudian is extending its leadership in S3 compatibility with its new content lifecycle management and web content support. Only Cloudian delivers a fully S3 API compliant, multi-tenant, multi-data center cloud storage platform that enables enterprises and service providers to cost-effectively deploy an extremely scalable and reliable object storage service within public and private clouds. The platform leverages a fully distributed, peer-to-peer architecture, with no single point of failure. Cloudian also provides a comprehensive user interface for both end user applications as well as administrative functions, including billing, monitoring and provisioning. The solution easily scales from one node up to hundreds of nodes across multiple data centers, supporting petabytes of data, enabling system operators to leverage heterogeneous, commodity servers for cost-effective horizontal scalability.