OVHCloud acquires OpenIO to strengthen its object storage offer
In a very competitive market (Scality, Cloudian, Minio or even Caringo) where revenue is difficult to generate, OpenIO throws in the towel by joining OVHCloud.
Founded in 2015 by Guillaume Delaporte, Jean-François Smigielski, Julien Kasarherou, Laurent Denel, Marie Ponseel, Romain Acciari with the help of Georges Lotigier, president of Vade Secure and Scalair, OpenIO is coming under the fold of OVHCloud. Like other object storage solutions, OpenIO is built on a distributed platform with an open source foundation working with Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift APIs.
The project behind OpenIO was built in 2008 to store 10 Po with 10 billion objects in order to meet several needs: emails, consumer cloud storage and archiving (medical files, voice recordings, speed…). The solution then became open source in 2012. After many steps, including an attempt to establish itself in the United States with the support of BusinessFrance, OpenIO therefore gave up to join the supplier OVH, which had always had a lot of trouble to implement object sources (the defunct Hubic storage service for example based on Swift).
Open source still as DNA
OpenIO was struggling to keep up with the competition, as IDC’s report on the object storage market last June indicated. In this ranking, IBM and Dell Technologies follow the three leaders Hitachi, NetApp and Scality. Then come the “Major Players”: Caringo, Cloudian, Red Hat, SUSE, SwiftStack and Western Digital. And finally, the contenders OpenIO and StorageCraft. “All of the technologies used to build our Object Storage solutions are and will continue to be open sourced, this is an essential common value for OVHcloud and OpenIO. Even more, it will be extended and enriched by our combined talents”, adds Laurent Denel. , co-founder of OpenIO.