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.
The downside of using some cloud storage services like Amazon S3 is getting the data out. That concern is about cost—usually—but recently, it became about access. Period. Reports that Amazon S3 was “unresponsive” started pouring in on the last day of February, 2017. Issues with a US East region instance lasted for hours. While there were no reports of data loss as of this writing, data access was impacted. Loss, even if temporary, impacts business. This may—should—prompt data managers to take a hard look at their “best practices”, and where they put their critical data. We work hard to ensure.
Downtime has been a plague on IT for as long as IT has existed. And the risks and consequences have become more severe than ever in the age of 24×7 operations, global ecommerce, and unified platforms across geographies. If your system goes down, so does your business, along with the hard-won trust and goodwill of your customers. No wonder nearly half of top IT pros rank downtime as their #1 problem. It’s everyone’s dream to be rid of it for good. Well, it’s time to break out the champagne—because zero downtime just became a reality. No misprint here: It gives.
People often ask me what it takes to become an entrepreneur and make money. It is the wrong question. Few entrepreneurs have succeeded when money was the initial driver. Obviously, any business must make money, to pay its employees and deliver a return to shareholders, but for most successful entrepreneurs, this was not the initial question. First and foremost, successful entrepreneurs are convinced that the world can become a better place with the product or service that they will provide, so the first question should be “How am I going to change the world I live in?” Money only comes.
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.
What is the Course du Coeur? It’s a special relay race over 4 days and 4 nights where teams of 12 runners cover the distance between Paris and the French Alps. But more importantly it is an occasion to run a race that raises awareness about organ donation. The enterprises entering the race make a donation to Trans’Forme, an NGO promoting physical activity to people who’ve received an organ transplant. One of the teams taking part to the race is made of only runners who have had organ transplants. The race is an occasion to show transplantation is not necessarily.
Michel, my Dad, is an IBMer. By now he is retired, but I guess he still is and always will be an IBMer. Having grown up in a farm on the West coast of France, he found his way to an Engineering school in a booming field in the 60s: electronics. Right after that he joined IBM for a drive lasting 36 great years. He grew as an engineer and a leader on multiple assignments, including 3 years in the USA which changed his life and that of our family. While the attributes of IBM in the 70s and 80s.
2016 was a stellar year. Unambiguous confirmation from the top analysts of our position as leader in the object storage industry, record-breaking revenue growth and massive numbers of new and upgrade installations have kept us very busy right up to New Year’s Eve. We did manage to slip in a little bit of quiet time at the beginning of the year and hope you have also had the opportunity to relax with friends and family.
Big Data is where the world is heading, and that means “Big Backup” too. With incoming data volumes expanding daily, large enterprise backups are starting to push a petabyte or more. This creates new problems, or rather, exacerbates old familiar ones. Conventional backup platforms are hardware-centric, which makes them vulnerable to the unavoidable failure of a small fraction of disk drives. At modest backup volumes, the resulting downtime, delay, and rebuilds are irritating and inconvenient. At large scale, they become untenable. And this is goading IT to action. Fortunately, an ideal solution is at hand, and it’s not a matter.
2016 has been a banner year for object-based storage (which we’ll refer to here as “OBS”). Thanks to recent advances, OBS platforms can now address a range of use cases beyond just backup and archive—including mobility, analytics, compliance, and media rendering and production. As the IDC MarketScape says, “The storage market is making strides in grasping what OBS is all about, and adopting it.”* According to a separate IDC forecast, OBS capacity will grow at a CAGR of 30.7% from 2016 to 2020, reaching 293.7EB in 2020. Likewise, OBS market revenue is expected to hit $19.8 billion that same year.**.
On November 18th 2016, software and release engineers converged on Seattle for the RELENG Conference. This conference looks at best practices and innovation in release engineering. Scality’s release engineering team were there and presented an innovative new release process. Congratulations to our Scality team members: Rayene Benrayana, Sylvain Killian, Nicolas Trangez, and Arnaud Calmettes. Releasing products with quality, speed, and innovative features is a major challenge for large software projects. About a year ago, we initiated a project to enhance our release process. We wanted to have an agile, continuous delivery model. We set out to radically change our approach,.
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 a special offer, Komprise and Scality are offering a free 15 minute assessment so you can see the analytics and ROI on your data.
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.
However you feel about the Digital Transformation, it’s already in motion, and on its way to forever altering businesses and jobs as we’ve known them since the dawn of the postwar era.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
June 14, 2016 — A New Open Source Single-Server Software for Local Development, Testing, and Production of Cloud-Native Applications compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3...