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With over 100% growth, a full list of features, and a rather robust ecosystem, the pace of innovation and transformation is showing no signs of slowing down at AWS re:Invent 2016. New services, expanded capabilities, and rich features are accelerating a broad spectrum of tools, solutions, and sheer capacity offered by Amazon AWS. AWS re:Invent 2016 is off to a great start, and so is Scality. Scality launched its open source Scality S3 Server on the Amazon AWS Marketplace. Completely free and AWS S3-compatible, the power of scale-out multi-petabyte object storage technology is now available with a single mouse click..
In Part 1 of this post, I began a discussion of the current Digital Transformation, tracing its lineage as the latest of a series of upheavals dating back to the industrial revolution. I also outlined some of the far-reaching changes that AI, machine learning, and the Internet are already bringing about. Part 2 As the leader of a company at the epicenter of this vortex of change, and someone with an abiding interest in fostering an ever-more compassionate and humane society, I think about the Digital Transformation and its implications every day. As with previous epoch-changing events, I see it.
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Digital Transformation
Jérôme Lecat
By Tom Leyden, Vice President of Global Partner Marketing at Scality The Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) is an invaluable resource for the Scality product marketing team, as it gives an incredibly good overview of trends and evolution for digital businesses. As you might expect, the VNI focuses on the phenomenal growth in global IP network traffic, its causes, and its implications, mainly for Cisco’s networking solutions portfolio. But it also offers great insights into storage industry trends, especially for cloud and object storage, where Scality and Cisco have joined forces. With our joint cloud and object storage solution, Cisco.
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As you read this, thousands of developers all over the world, inside enterprises big and small, are digging into our Amazon S3 API all the way down to the source code. We can’t wait to see what they create! It’s only a matter of time, and we’re nudging things forward. Find out for yourself what everyone’s raving about: get hands-on with S3 Server now. Why the world is coming to open source From the smallest of seedlings, open source has grown into THE innovation engine for IT. It’s no mystery why: lower development and operational costs, faster time to market,.
Scality Named a Leader in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Gartner has just released its first “MQ” on this combined storage segment. We’re proud to be recognized as a leader. And we believe that our exclusive expertise and innovation in this market play a significant role. With enterprise data volumes growing every year, and much of it unstructured, we’ve seen more and more enterprises switch to distributed file systems and object storage. Buyers now treat the two markets as one. In noting this trend, Gartner observes, “In many cases, customers seeking solutions in.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Long-term data retention in the Digital Age For several generations of storage professionals,  tape backup has been the IT equivalent of Sisyphus forever pushing a huge boulder up a hill. It still is. Despite vendors’ best efforts to innovate, data quantities always seem to grow faster than tape capacity. This is truer than ever today. Digital Business is driving an exponential expansion of data volumes, to the point where the average backup hovers at around a petabyte. The trouble with tape backup. How about an alternate scenario: Eliminate tape drives and offsite rotation completely, and archive data on disk drives.
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Backup-as-a-service
NAS alternative
storage
Tape archive

Scale UP Storage While Downsizing Costs

Forrester study confirms remarkable savings The storage requirements of Digital Business are formidable: support for diverse workloads, scalability to multiple petabytes, high performance, durability, and—last but certainly not least—a sensible price tag to purchase, operate, and maintain. Legacy storage systems can’t meet these criteria, and it’s no mystery why: they were never designed to. That’s why so many large and growing enterprises are in the market for alternatives. Promises, Promises… Any storage vendor can talk about savings, and most of them do. But what can they actually deliver in the real world? Forrester set out to answer this question in.
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Forrester TEI Study
Webinar
I was reading a great article recently called “What separates us from the animals?” by Thomas Suddendorf. In it, he looks at the key differences between humans and animals but interestingly distills those difference down to just two: our open-ended ability to imagine and reflect on different situations our deep-seated drive to link our scenario-building minds together We’re an incredibly innovative and creative people, who also have an amazing ability to bond together and solve great challenges. It is with these thoughts in mind that I decided to join Scality as Chief Marketing Officer. I wanted to join a team.
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Internet of Things
Petabyte Storage
petabyte-scale storage
Software Defined Storage

Scality at IBC 2016

If we could sum up IBC 2016 in one word, it would be GROWTH. With the exploding volumes of data in the video and entertainment industries, storage has become a critical element. Scality is at the forefront of helping companies solve their storage needs today, and plan for the future. We have been rapidly expanding our partnerships and are now integrated with 45 (and counting) industry-leading application partners in order to provide true end-to-end solutions. See Our Full Recap Our show recap page features video interviews with our key media and entertainment partners such as Aspera, Elemental Technologies, HPE, and.

Fast-Forwarding Enterprise Backup

A revolution is in the offing for one of the most time-honored and familiar IT rituals: data backup. As Digital Business continues to multiply the volume of incoming data, the average enterprise backup has reached a petabyte or more in scale.
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Backup
Jérôme Lecat
AWS has achieved incredible traction with services such as S3 for a wide variety of cloud application and service provider businesses. However, for many service providers and enterprise corporations who require an on-premises deployment model in order to maintain control over sensitive data, for performance optimization, or for reasons of security or compliance – Scality’s new S3 Connector for the RING provides an optimal solution. The S3 Connector offers a solution that is application-compatible with AWS S3 at both the data API level and also with the rapidly evolving AWS multi-tenancy model termed IAM (Identity and Access Management). Our S3.
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AWS
Scality S3 Connector
Last week, Scality announced that it is now a Preferred Solution Partner within the Cisco Solution Partner Program. In case you missed it, you can see the full announcement here. This is Scality’s third major announcement about partnerships with major hardware vendors. To recap: October 16th, 2014 – Scality and HPE Enter Global Reseller Agreement August 18th, 2015 – Scality and Dell Enter Global Reseller Agreement January 12th, 2016 – Scality and HPE Strengthen Relationship with Strategic Equity Investment, Engineering Collaboration and Sales Programs April 19th, 2016 – Scality and Dell Combine Engineering Efforts and Release the SD7000-S; the Densest.
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S3
S3 Server
Guest Post écrit par SCC Le stockage est l’un des derniers bastions de l’IT où l’impact du digital a tardé à se faire sentir. Pourtant, après vingt ans d’une lente évolution, l’ensemble de l’écosystème du stockage semble vivre un réveil brutal. Nouvelles technologies logicielles et non plus seulement matérielles avec le SDS (software-defined stockage), nouveaux business models, systèmes plus flexibles et moins chers… La révolution est en marche alors que longtemps on a pu se contenter de changements incrémentaux successifs. Le tout, bien sûr, au service des utilisateurs et des entreprises. Quel futur pour l’infrastructure ? Et quelle place, demain, pour.
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transformation digitale

Keep Calm, but Keep Up!

As the British Ministry of Information said during World War II, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” the motto for anyone claiming S3 API compatibility might be “Keep Calm, but Keep Up!” Since the introduction of the S3 service in 2006 there have been 60 releases of the service and protocol. Scality introduced their first version of the S3 REST based protocol in 2010, built using C language coding. The potential scale of this type of multi-petabyte object-based platform calls to the speed and robustness of a C language based solution. However, with the advent of new authentication mechanisms, increasingly sophisticated.
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S3
S3 Server
Telenet Scaled to 25 Times the Initial Capacity Over Multiple Generations of Hardware and Experienced Complete Hardware Freedom with Scality Related Press Releases, Multimedia, and Links: View the Telenet and Scality Press Release. To learn about the newly released Scality RING V6 click here. Download the Scality S3 Connector Technical Whitepaper. Learn about the Scality S3 Server visit: s3.scality.com. For more information about the Scality RING, visit: Scality.com/RING
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Belgium
Infographic
Scality RING
Telenet
Zimbra

S3 to a Waiting World

As the clever name suggests: AWS S3 (Simple Storage Service) is simple, and who isn’t interested in a simple way to store stuff? The digital and mobile revolution has touched us all, even those who have little to do with the IT industry. The majority of the world’s population now has access to a mobile phone and Statistica1 reports the estimation of over two billion smartphones in use this year. An exabyte of storage only represents 500MB of data for each of those users, or about 200 stored photos each. It’s easy enough to establish the need for exabytes of.
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S3
S3 Server
From Portable Operating System for Unix Filesystems (POSIX), introduced first in 1988 to Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (S3), introduced in 2006, data persistence is experiencing a revolution. In 2013, AWS published the fact that their S3 platform housed over 2 trillion objects, and that the number was doubling every year. That would bring them to something like 16 trillion objects stored and if we assume that the average size of objects is only 256KB in size, the platform would currently house somewhere well into the Exabyte capacity range, putting the platform somewhere around 1% of all the world’s.
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file systems
NAS
S3
Das Kernforschungszentrum Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) betreibt einen der schnellsten Supercomputer der Welt. Um schnelle Analysen auf 30 Petabyte an Langzeitdaten ausführen zu können, setzt es auf „Scality Ring“, ein Software-defined Storage-System für Object Storage. Dieses liefert einen Datendurchsatz von 28,5 Gigabit pro Sekunde.
Reflections on another Milestone Achievement   Yesterday, Scality was proud to be in a press release issued by Open-Xchange, announcing that Rackspace has chosen Dovecot Pro on Scality Object Storage for their email platform; and this will benefit more than 3.5 million end-users globally. “By moving to Dovecot Pro and Scality Object Storage, we hope to reduce the number of servers for our email platform to just a fifth of its previous size. This will result in massive cost-savings in up-keep across hardware, electricity and cooling,” commented Dan Shain, technical director, Rackspace. “We are planning to do this without any.
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service providers
Web and Cloud Services
A couple of weeks ago, Scality and Dell announced they combined engineering efforts to offer the Dell SD7000-S. This brand new Dell system was specifically designed for the Scality RING software – S stands for Scality – and is an ideal solution for large-scale file and object storage environments as deployed by the largest digital businesses. The press release and product data sheet provide a lot of details on the joint Scality-Dell solution, but what does this announcement really mean for the Dell-Scality partnership and – more importantly – for the customers? The announcement confirms the longevity of the partnership As pointed out by several industry.
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Dell
The combination of higher quality and more forms of capture, along with the more consumption on-demand, means a lot more storage in the middle. We’ve been seeing these trends up close for the last two years, and our conversations at NAB only reinforced them.
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content distribution
Nearline Storage

Streaming Media East 2016

Join over 2,000 online video experts and peers as they converge in New York City to explore the exciting world of streaming media. Now is a time of amazing innovation and change in the digital media, entertainment, and online video industry. Visit Scality at Streaming Media East.
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Streaming Media East

OpenStack Summit: Austin 2016

April 25-28, 2016 — Are you at OpenStack: Austin? Schedule a meeting! The OpenStack Summit is the place for learning and networking with others in the OpenStack community. Visit Scality at booth C9 to learn how adding the Scality RING to an OpenStack deployment can reduce the number of distinct storage silos under management, thereby reducing storage management overhead and costs associated with running a large-scale cloud environment. Join Scality at one of our four sessions! We’ll be discussing some of the industry’s most interesting topics and update you on the latest news at Scality.
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OpenStack Summit