Scality is a rapidly growing, venture-backed software company, dedicated to solving the problems associated with large scale storage management and infrastructure.
Deploying SAN or NAS technologies at webscale—whether for unstructured content or big data—is proving to be expensive, complex and risky, as migration is necessary at each technology refresh cycle. Scality has developed RING Organic Storage, a scale-out object storage solution, to respond to the exponential growth of storage demand within a fixed budget.
Scality has a proven software product and an expert team, seasoned in the trenches of email services and infrastructure design and setup. Building on the relationships and expertise gathered in the service provider industry, Scality today delivers organic storage solutions for cloud services in a wide variety of industries and contexts.
Organic storage marks a paradigm shift in object storage technology. RING Organic Storage delivers the limitless scalability associated with object storage, but with greater reliability and performance than even a traditional SAN or NAS system. RING is built on top of generic X86 servers, with SSD, SAS or SATA disks to meet any specific performance requirement or price point. It delivers the unprecedented elegance and simplicity of an organic system, which translates to a massively reduced administrative overhead, the freedom to incorporate the most cost-effective hardware available at any given time, and it accomplishes all of this with zero downtime.
Scality was spun off from Bizanga in early 2010 at the conclusion of primary development of RING software. The inspiration for RING came when Scality founders turned to their clients, including Comcast, Cox, Shaw, Time Warner and Telefonica, and asked them what problems needed fixing. In response they described an urgent need for tremendously scalable storage for the “stuff” that end users want to store and keep. Such systems need to always be available and must guarantee the reliability of the data.
RING Organic Storage was developed by people who believe in finding real solutions to contemporary storage challenges. Not just stopgap, short-term fixes, but truly paradigm shifting resolutions. This approach has come to describe the corporate philosophy in general. Don’t accept common limitations, just because they are ‘normal’. If there is something that can be improved or a problem that needs fixing, begin from a clear understanding of the facts, then take a fresh look, don’t limit yourself to entrenched solutions, and be prepared to accept radically different solutions if they provide a better way.
RING Organic Storage is object storage software designed to be deployed on generic X86 servers equipped with SSD, SAS or SATA disks. It provides a storage platform that delivers high IO under parallel load and high throughput for large files with features that are traditionally found on high-end SAN, such as data persistence through replication and checksum, geo-redundancy, snapshot, automatic tiering and automatic garbage collection. In addition, RING Organic Storage is self-healing and can be scaled from dozens of terabytes to exabytes, simply by adding servers. It supports multiple ways to connect to applications, including HTTP REST, RS2 API, and FUSE.