State of California Selects ENS-Inc.’s Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) Offering Powered by Cloudian
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 21, 2018 — Cloudian, an innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, announced that its HyperStore products have been deployed by Enterprise Networking Solutions Inc. (ENS-Inc), a premier State of California IT solutions provider, as part of a storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering for the State of California.
The solution, named STaaS On-Premises, is a cloud storage service provided on a subscription, pay-per-use basis by ENS-Inc. Already in use by more than 10 state and local agencies, the solution is provided to these agencies through the California Department of Technology (CDT).
“STaaS On-Premises is available to customers with server environments located at our data centers or at a remote location,” the California Department of Technology said in a memo released when the service debuted. “STaaS provides four tiers of storage to meet the needs of our customers.”
Storage tiers include Tiers I and II, which are high-speed storage collocated with the customer’s servers, and Tiers III and IV, which are high-capacity storage located in ENS-Inc’s data centers. Cloudian HyperStore, deployed as the Tier IV infrastructure, is employed for the most capacity-intensive data and image files.
“S3-compatible object storage, a key project element, was a new service offering for us,” said Chad Hodges, director of business development at ENS-Inc. “Cloudian proved to be an excellent partner, providing the product, support and training we needed to make design and implementation quick and trouble-free.”
Currently, California’s STaaS has 2.8 petabytes of data deployed on a cluster of eight S3-compatible Cloudian HSA4000 appliances. Capacity deployed may reach 10 petabytes in 2019 with further adoption by state and municipal government agencies.
Future growth may also include expansion to more states. “With the continued pressure that government agencies face to save cost and streamline IT operations, we expect increased demand for this type of service,” Hodges continued. “Our background and proven expertise in deploying object storage as a part of California’s STaaS offering make ENS-Inc. a strong candidate to win more contracts and expand the impact of this technology.”
“State, county and municipal agencies today manage huge data sets while grappling with tight budgets and high service level expectations, a combination that is tough to meet,” said Jon Toor, CMO of Cloudian. “Innovation such as ENS-Inc’s STaaS offering, powered by Cloudian enterprise storage, provide a best-of-breed solution to today’s growing storage challenges by combining limitless scalability and superior S3 API compatibility with unbeatable operating efficiencies.”
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About Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc.
Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc. (ENS-Inc) is an information technology consulting firm. We develop and deploy proven reliable and scalable enterprise technology solutions. With key expertise in virtualization, cloud integration, business continuity, disaster recovery, and migration/consolidation services. ENS-Inc Engineers and Project Managers partner with your business or agency on a wide range of technology projects. Founded in 1999, the ENS-Inc team is comprised of talented and respected professionals with over 100 certifications and 100 years combined experience working with the public sector in California. In addition to state agencies, ENS-Inc has provided services to California counties, cities, education, healthcare, and law enforcement, as well as private industry and services to other states.