The prerequisite to tapping the vast amounts of data coming off the connected universe is an economic way to store that information while the analysis performed, which is what earned a startup called Scality Inc. $45 million in funding last week. The investment caps off two years of tremendous growth that saw sales of its storage platform more than quadruple. The software decouples capacity and management operations from the underlying hardware, allowing organizations to use cheap off-the-shelf equipment for their environments to lower costs. Scality claims that this allows its platform to efficiently accommodate up to petabytes of data with.
“I’m Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. I am extremely excited to share with you a massive transformation that will affect every one of us, in our personal lives, and in every business in every industry. This change is how data storage is done. In the next couple minutes, our customers, our partners, our shareholders, and our leadership team will talk to you about this massive change, and about how Scality is at the core of it.”
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Menlo Ventures
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Today Scality and Dell announce our partnership to bring Software-based Storage to Enterprise. You can read the full announcement here: scality.com/about-us/press/scality-and-dell-collaborate-on-software-based-storage-solutions. It is indeed the formalization of the work accomplished together in serving joint customers such as Deluxe. We are very proud that a market leader such as Dell acknowledges the revolution we are bringing to the storage world. And more importantly we are delighted to make our joint value-proposition available to a wide range of Enterprise customers around the world.
“Deluxe OnDemand started about four and a half years ago. And, originally our target was the rent-tailers and retailers – so providing a library of content to power their online video stores. And over time we’ve really morphed a little bit to help power cable operators. So, both to direct to the set-top for playback and also for their TV Everywhere strategies for a delivering video-on-demand content. We have to take in all the content from 200-plus different content providers; aggregate it all, normalize all the meta-data, create transform rules and as well as do all the video transcoding to.
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Let me let you in on a little secret. Data can really be in two places at once. Or three. Or even more. And you can do this without specialized WAN acceleration technologies or overlay/virtualization technologies on top of your storage. How is this possible? First, you need software that can treat distributed hardware and bits as one logical entity. Second, you need to present those bits to customers in protocols they (or their computers) can understand like NFS or SMB. Third, you need to protect all the bits and tolerate issues like site failures. Finally, you need to be able to.
  Scality Interviews Hans-Josef Lauer, Manager of IT Operations at RTL II, a top German TV Station who built a petabyte-scale Active Archive with the Scality RING software. “RTL II is a classical TV Broadcaster but by now it’s transforming more and more into a digital media house. We not only have content for the classical TV channels but also for online purposes for YouTube and also use the social networks to connect more and more people for those channels.
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Jerome Lecat wasn’t necessarily looking to start a new company in 2008... But in talking to customers, the French entrepreneur kept hearing a similar story: a new need for vast data storage capabilities that only giants such as Google could provide, at high cost.
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Media On Demand

High Performance Throughput for Rich Content Delivery Customers consistently choose the Scality RING for: Hardware Freedom: Pure software, runs on ANY x86 standard Linux based servers High Performance: Line-rate performance, scales linearly across mixed workloads 100% Reliability: Reliability with minimal intervention at massive scale It Just Works: Production proven in most demanding environments Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) are driven by Media and Entertainment and a growing affinity for high-resolution videos everywhere. Content Distribution refers to providing digital data to geographically distributed end users. This can be in support of scale-out web applications or for digital media streaming services, including new.

Mixed Objects Matter

Scale at Line-Rate Throughput for Demanding Web & Cloud Services    Customers consistently choose the Scality RING for: Hardware Freedom: Pure software, runs on ANY x86 standard Linux based servers High Performance: Line-rate performance, scales linearly across mixed workloads 100% Reliability: Reliability with minimal intervention at massive scale It Just Works: Production proven in most demanding environments

Nearline Storage

Active Archives at Petabyte Scale with Access and Performance on Demand Customers consistently choose the Scality RING for: Hardware Freedom: Pure software, runs on ANY x86 standard Linux based servers High Performance: Line-rate performance, scales linearly across mixed workloads 100% Reliability: Reliability with minimal intervention at massive scale It Just Works: Production proven in most demanding environments Nearline or Active Archives are positioned in the Goldilocks Zone, between the high cost of real-time online storage, and the low cost offline storage with very high access latency. Delivering the same data durability as online, nearline archives create new opportunities to mine, extract.
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Software is Eating the Storage World. It’s Happening Here and Now – with Scality. The ones who own data will win. That’s what defines the exploding “Information Age”. What does it mean to the Storage industry? Well, it opens the Petabyte era, which not only pushes the limits but challenges the fundamentals of Storage.
With 128 million monthly unique visitors (Comscore, 2014) on its website, almost 300 million of people who have seen a video through its video player monthly (sitecalatyst, 2014) and over 2.5 billion video views every month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video platform and the most popular European site – across all categories – in the world according to comScore. Dailymotion uses Scality to store and serve those videos. Pierre-Yves Kerembellec of Dailymotion tells us why.
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Jerome Lecat wasn’t necessarily looking to start a new company in 2008... But in talking to customers, the French entrepreneur kept hearing a similar story: a new need for vast data storage capabilities that only giants such as Google could provide, at high cost.
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The turmoil and change in the enterprise storage market continues. On Monday, June 1st, enterprise storage titan NetApp announced that Tom Georgens would be stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive, less than two weeks after the company announced 500 layoffs and another disappointing quarterly revenue forecast.
Every few years, a new buzzword pops up in the data storage industry. This is our cue to quibble over the exact definition, hopefully drumming up some interesting conversation in the process, mainstreaming the term, and pushing for clearer roadmaps from the participating vendors. 10 years ago, the word of the day was “virtualization.” 5 years ago, it was “cloud.” Today, I believe, it is “Software-defined.”
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It’s not every day you get to ride the wave of a fundamental shift in technology. I’d like to talk a bit about how I am staying afloat. My introduction to shared storage was with the original HP EVA series. They were pretty awesome – a single, user-friendly web interface could get you from power up to production in a couple of hours. LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers) so massive that they could host upwards of 20 virtual machines were automatically spread across hundreds of drives, utilizing the aggregate capacity and performance to deliver what would eventually be coined ‘private clouds’..
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Jerome Lecat wasn’t necessarily looking to start a new company in 2008... But in talking to customers, the French entrepreneur kept hearing a similar story: a new need for vast data storage capabilities that only giants such as Google could provide, at high cost.
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Software Defined Storage
Last week the global OpenStack community gathered in the beautiful city of Vancouver (Canada) to celebrate the release of OpenStack Kilo (which Scality recently announced support for), share knowledge, and report experiences in hundreds of technical sessions, as well as to start planning and designing the features that will be part of the next release; dubbed Liberty.
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The Cloud is changing the way companies and employees operate. Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality, Inc., told theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s production team, at OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015 that it’s important for companies to collaborate during this transition. “We believe that a few years from now, five to 10 years from now, the people running infrastructure will run infrastructure large scale,” he said. “If you have a small scale system, you’ll just outsource it to the Cloud. You’ll use a Cloud service whether it’s Salesforce … or Office 365. So the people running infrastructure will be doing it large-scale, and they.
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At a CrowdChat a few weeks ago, a number of us started talking about server-based storage, big data, etc, and the topic developed into a forum on data and its inherent qualities. The discussion led us to realize that data actually has a number of attributes that define it – similar to how a vector has both a direction and magnitude.
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100x the amount of raw footage per production. 13 to 26 episodes online at the same time (e.g. House of Cards). 2.5 billion video-ready smartphones and growing. I don't even have to say anything about growing video resolutions (4K, 6K, 8K) and it's already clear that I'm talking about the New And Bigger Show!
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At a CrowdChat a few weeks ago, a number of us started talking about server-based storage, big data, etc, and the topic developed into a forum on data and its inherent qualities. The discussion led us to realize that data actually has a number of attributes that define it – similar to how a vector has both a direction and magnitude.
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