You’ve probably heard it before : “File is out, object is in.” Well, here at Scality, we have a more nuanced point of view: we believe file and object fit different use cases, and we surely recognize that for the small enterprise or the individual, a filesystem is much easier to use. It’s partly habit and education, but the fact remains that dumping everything into a bucket instead neatly organizing folders and subfolders can be challenging. Yet the main actor in providing storage services, Amazon S3, uses buckets and objects. Since Scality offers both file and object, we understand why.
When we launched Scality S3 Server one year ago (here’s the Scality press release), we did so with big dreams. After all, the project came to life following a Scality-sponsored hackathon. We knew we were making something amazing, putting it out in the open, and helping developers by offering them a free tool they could use to test their apps in an AWS S3 environment. The response has been overwhelming. Available on GitHub and Docker Hub as a container, the project has taken off like a rocket. We find ourselves marking 300,000 pulls on Docker Hub. (The number continues to.
Over the past decade, I am sure that you have come across the term “S3” and you have probably seen it in the news, products, and mentioned on social media. Today, many online services and applications use or support the S3 API for their storage needs and the numbers are rising. Enterprises are also beginning to move from legacy storage systems such as JBOD’s and arrays to S3 compatible storage solutions located on-premises to address scalability, cost, and data protection concerns. As more and more companies begin to adopt S3 storage in their data centers, they will need to begin looking at how.
No downtime. None. Ever. The dream of every storage manager, service provider, and, above all, of every single one of your customers. At Scality, we believe in making the world a better place. And we believe a lot of the world today is about data storage, and how smart that storage is. A few weeks ago, with the new Scality Cloud Monitor offer, we’ve started guaranteeing 100% uptime of RING service for our dedicated care customers. A very rational next step was to guarantee 100% uptime of your Scality S3 Server. So we did it. Today, we are proud to.
Scality’s partner Bitmovin provides a dedicated service, enabling live and on demand encoding of videos into adaptive bitrate formats such as MPEG-DASH and HLS in the cloud. This service comes with a comprehensive API that allows seamless integration into any video workflow. Recently Bitmovin released a managed on-premise encoding solution on top of Kubernetes and Docker that works for VoD and Live and offers the same features as their cloud encoding service. Managed on-premises encoding offers the benefits of Software as a Service solution while utilizing your own infrastructure. With the release of their managed on-premises encoding, Bitmovin also released.
When Scality chooses to open source a project, it goes all the way: the open source S3 Server provides you with a fully equipped container to run your own private S3 storage. For free. No questions asked, no expectations from us. We’re simply sharing our efforts to make the storage world a better place with a larger audience. And it’s a success: in 8 months, Scality S3 Server was downloaded over 100K times! Today, numbers indicate we have a fairly large community of individual users who know about us, and who use our open-source Scality S3 Server. But we have.
Two weeks ago, we announced that there would be regular technical tutorials coming up to leverage the use cases of our open-source Scality S3 Server. We started with explaining how to set up SSL, a protocol that enhances security when communicating with Scality S3 Server. Today, we want to help you use Duplicity, an open-source tool, with Scality S3 Server, in order to save backup space in your storage. Duplicity allows you to backup a compressed version of your files (a tarball), which is the first way it saves you disk space. The second way appears when you want to.
This is truly a momentous occasion for Team Scality. For those who don’t know what ‘pulls’ are, they are, in fact, downloads. Our open source Scality S3 Server has been accessed 100,000 times in just about 8 months, something we did not expect in this time frame. We are ecstatic. We couldn’t be more proud of the team who have devoted more than a year of their time and effort to help us mark this accomplishment. But, what is Scality S3 Server? It’s an Amazon Web Services-compatible open source object storage server. The code is written in Node.js. It is.
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..
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 Scality 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.
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.
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.
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.