Cloudian, an innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, announced the HyperStore Test Drive on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that provides users, at no charge, with fast access to a dedicated, fully operational HyperStore cluster operating in Google Cloud Platform. In the Test Drive, users can validate compatibility of their applications with Cloudian’s S3 API and explore Cloudian’s complete object storage management environment. No on-premises hardware is required, meaning that validation may be accelerated by days or weeks.

The HyperStore Test Drive runs live in Google Cloud Platform and gives users access to a Cloudian HyperStore object storage solution that is functionally identical to what customers typically deploy in their own data centers. Customers receive exclusive access to a cloud-based, six-node Cloudian HyperStore cluster in which they can validate application connectivity, and store and retrieve data via Cloudian’s highly-compatible S3 API.

“The HyperStore Test Drive on Google Cloud Platform lets people quickly experience Cloudian’s simple management environment and industry-leading S3 API interoperability, so they can validate connectivity with their own S3-compatible applications and explore the configuration options,” said Jon Toor, CMO at Cloudian. “In minutes, users can launch within GCP a clustered computing environment, with six nodes and networking, all automatically configured, providing an agile, highly capable validation environment.”

Cloudian HyperStore is the industry’s most S3-compatible on-premises storage platform for unstructured data consolidation, supporting use cases that include data protection, media archives, file sharing, medical imaging, artificial intelligence (AI) and more. HyperStore’s cost-effective entry point and modular scalability make it easy for enterprises to start small and then grow seamlessly with expanding demand.

“At Google Cloud we strive to make it as easy as possible for customers to deploy, purchase and manage leading solutions in the cloud,” said Marcin Kurc, Head of Cloud Commerce, Google Cloud. “With availability on Test Drives, Cloudian is bringing their expertise in building cloud storage compatible with industry solutions to Google Cloud Platform, simplifying procurement processes and allowing customers to focus on building a successful business.”