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Cloudian thanks resellers as revenues climb

Object storage specialist provides commentary on how the first three fiscal quarters have gone and the channel has played a big part in its growth

Storage player Cloudian has noted the contribution made by its channel partners as it provided an update on how the first three quarters of the year had gone.

The object storage specialist has seen revenues in the period from February to October double, when compared to the same period last year.

Behind that was a 50% climb in customer numbers and a growth in partner numbers, with the 130 resellers joining the firm's channel ranks during the period and a 300% increase in the revenue contribution from the indirect business.

“This is an exciting time for Cloudian as customers increasingly turn to us to ensure they have the data storage foundation needed to get the full value of their digital assets,” said Mike Tso, CEO at the storage firm.

As well as increasing channel sales the firm has also stepped up the support it can provide with a European HQ opening in Amsterdam and an engineering centre opening in Milan. There have also been alliance partnerships struck with Media and entertainment players Telestream and Quantum;  Machine Box on the AI and machine learning front, Hyland in healthcare and Milestone in video surveillance.

The firm also secured $94m in series E funding and Tso said that it was well positioned to serve on-prem, hybrid and multi-cloud demands.

“As a result, we’re not only winning bigger deals -- with a majority involving multi-petabytes and including both object and file data -- but also being entrusted by existing customers to manage rapidly growing data volumes that exceed 100 PB," he added.

Cloudian received its latest funding round in August, bringing the total so far gained from investors to $173m since the firm launched in late 2011.

A fair amount of the funding was earmarked to expand global sales, marketing, service and support efforts, which has partly helped attract more channel partners.

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