Global Enterprise Cloud

Global Enterprise Cloud fully leverages the flexibility of Software-defined Storage and enables companies to replace storage silos with a single, scalable storage system that supports mixed workloads for multiple applications. Over the past decade, enterprise data centers have evolved into complex environments, designed to serve multiple workloads that include shared file storage, backup & archiving, compute virtualization, B2C cloud offerings and many legacy applications. Running such heterogeneous storage environments is inefficient and puts a heavy burden on the storage TCO.
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Global Enterprise Cloud

Distributed Computing

In the early dates of computer use, time was shared on – often a single – very expensive resource and serial processing was the norm. Current technologies and computing have become increasingly parallel and distributed, however: by running processes in parallel, more complex computation can be done. But this is harder than it looks and the HPC community is having a hard time keeping its promises. The exceptions to this are called “Embarrassingly Parallel problems” such as Genomics simulations, Biology, Electronics problems etc. The industry is realizing more and more that algorithms will need to be changed to promote distributed computing and.
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Distributed Computing

Web and Cloud Services

The cloud-computing paradigm has disrupted the technology landscape by changing how we build and consume technology. Google, Amazon, and other advanced service providers are powering this accelerated pace with a new model of IT: one based entirely on standard servers, powered by independent software, where the infrastructure is a utility at the service of applications through programmatic interfaces. Web application and cloud service providers are now deploying similar architectures. Web application providers at scale want the operational cost benefit of deploying their own infrastructure instead of paying the hidden cost of public cloud services. Cloud service providers need to expand their.
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Web and Cloud Services

Content Distribution

Content Distribution (or Content Delivery) refers to providing digital data to geographically distributed end users. Content Distribution can be in support of scale-out web applications or for digital media streaming services, including new non-linear content distribution models such as NDVR/NPVR and VoD. Key in the delivery of much of digital data is the service provided by Content Distribution Networks (CDNs). The architecture of a CDN, described in the simplest form, consists of two essential storage components: Origin Servers, which contain all the data, and Edge Servers, which are smaller faster servers, deployed closer to users and serve as a cache. Origin.
Seagate and Scality have jointly developed a solution for petabyte-scale use cases like Active Archive, Distributed Computing, Web & Cloud Services, and Content Distribution. Seagate storage enclosures and Scality RING software have been purposely chosen and configured to create a multi-application, multi-workload storage solution with strong performance, high availability, and enterprise-level reliability.

A 3-minute overview of Scality

Our CEO, Jerome Lecat, gives a 3-minute overview of Scality covering the market, the benefits of the Scality RING product, what kinds of customers and use cases we serve, and how we differentiate from our competitors. Definitely worth three minutes of your time!
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Jérôme Lecat
Vote before Wednesday the 6th of August 2014 The next OpenStack Summit in Paris is just a few months away – Nov. 3rd to 7th – and Scality will demonstrate and present innovative storage services for OpenStack. It will be a fantastic opportunity to meet Scality engineers, attend Scality sessions, and see demos of the Scality RING coupled with OpenStack Swift and Cinder.
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cloud storage
cloud storage infrastructure
object based storage
OpenStack Paris
I used Uber for the first time a few weeks ago (I like to walk, sue me). It was jaw-droppingly awesome. I had set it up in advance, which took a few minutes, so when I needed it, I simply pressed a few buttons on my HTC (my companion’s iPhone failed in the same task seconds earlier – haha). Uber told me when to expect a driver (5 minutes) and they were right. They knew where I was and where I wanted to go. We were there in minutes. At the end, I just said “thank you” and got out..
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object storage
Petabyte Storage
Scality RING
The project Host Europe GmbH (http://www.hosteurope.de ) is a leading provider of web hosting and Internet services for residential and business customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company offers highly resilient infrastructure in the form of dedicated and shared scalable managed hosting solutions for demanding Internet applications. It operates fully recoverable green data centers that use 30% less energy than conventional design.
What do "omics," light sources, and sensors on the ocean floor have in common? Big data. Really gargantuan data, that's what. Advanced genomic sequencers like the Illumina HiSeq X 10 will generate terabytes of data per day. Scientists at the Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) talk about light source experiments that could generate over 100 terabytes a day, some saying over 300 terabytes a day...
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exabyte
genomics
Internet of Things
light sources
petabyte
sensors
simulations
Scality has long predicted that the Cloud and the continued explosive growth of unstructured data would create major shifts in the storage industry. Flash would disrupt transactional storage systems particularly in areas like high frequency trading. Software-defined scale-out storage leveraging commodity servers for use in Cloud delivery would disrupt traditional, proprietary enterprise storage systems.
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enterprise storage solution
petabyte
Petabyte Storage
April 28th – Scality was very visible and active during NAB 2014 a few weeks ago with ton of visits on our booth. We had the opportunity to be interviewed to introduce the mission of Scality and the design we selected to build a massively scalable storage platform: the RING.
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backup solutions
cloud storage
Philippe Nicolas
Scality RING
Video
San Francisco, CA – April 7, 2014 – RTL Interactive, a subsidiary of RTL Group (a division of Bertelsmann), has deployed Scality’s software-defined enterprise class storage solution for its video-on-demand (VoD) offering. RTL Interactive, is a market-leader in providing video on demand for the German market, providing 1.2 billion video views annually. RTL’s growing subscriber base, coupled with the growth of new forms of media consumption using RTL’s NOW application for iPhone and Android, led to massive growth of its storage requirements. To ensure continued customer satisfaction, RTL Interactive needed to scale beyond traditional storage solutions.
April 7th – Scality selects Aspera, the market leader for large file transfer, the reference in Media and Entertainment market. Certified on the RING platform at the file level on connector nodes, Aspera fasp engines leverage the parallelism of the architecture to deliver really high transfer rates. Multiple deployment examples can coexist: Scality at the source and destination, Scality to/from any site with Aspera running (an other file server or NAS, an Amazon Aspera EC2 instance)
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cloud storage
Petabyte Storage
Scality RING
April 7th – Scality selects Aspera, the market leader for large file transfer, the reference in Media and Entertainment market. Certified on the RING platform at the file level on connector nodes, Aspera fasp engines leverage the parallelism of the architecture to deliver really high transfer rates. Multiple deployment examples can coexist: Scality at the source and destination, Scality to/from any site with Aspera running (an other file server or NAS, an Amazon Aspera EC2 instance)
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cloud storage
Petabyte Storage
Scality RING
v-net.tv/wp-content/uploads/Making TV More Personal.pdf A new report by VIDEONET, Making TV More Personal  (issue 24, April 2014), highlights Scality’s advantages for powering the next generation of nPVR (network personal video recorders). Discussing the need for massive storage to support a large subscriber base for catch-up and on-demand video playback, the report also notes the extreme scalability of Scality’s scale-out architecture, the advantages of storing video content rather than on fragile consumer set top box disks, and the benefits of high performance and of fast recovery from failure for operators.
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petabyte-scale storage
Scality RING
VIDEONET
v-net.tv/wp-content/uploads/Making TV More Personal.pdf A new report by VIDEONET, Making TV More Personal  (issue 24, April 2014), highlights Scality’s advantages for powering the next generation of nPVR (network personal video recorders). Discussing the need for massive storage to support a large subscriber base for catch-up and on-demand video playback, the report also notes the extreme scalability of Scality’s scale-out architecture, the advantages of storing video content rather than on fragile consumer set top box disks, and the benefits of high performance and of fast recovery from failure for operators.
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petabyte-scale storage
Scality RING
VIDEONET
March 17th – Beyond Scality and SGI oem agreement for the RING sold as SGI OmniStor, SGI wished to validate and integrate the RING with SGI DMF. Data Migration Facility, the famous SGI solution, largely deployed and adopted in technical computing environment is a well known and recognized product. Considering the RING, one of the leading massively scalable storage platform in the industry, based on object storage technologies is an obvious choice for SGI. How data manager could deal with the real data deluge they live every day?
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cloud storage
Petabyte Storage
Scality RING

Towards a new convergence

December 27th – Data volume continues to grow at a rapid rate and CIOs wish to leverage new architectures and cloud ubiquitous presence to offer multi-point of presence, data redundancy, off-site data protection (DR) and by effect a business continuity behavior for their corporate critical applications.
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backup solutions
cloud service provider
Software Defined Storage
Streaming Media Hosting

The Ecosystem is a must

December 18th – Data Centers represents the Holy Grail of IT since large and visible internet companies demonstrate their capability to redesign and revolutionize the heart of corporate IT. They also promote, validate and build real high-end infrastructure on commodity hardware. This ange represents the first dimension of the ecosystem for large scale IT environment, the capability to be hardware agnostic meaning that the difference comes from software. Scality is a software only solution deployed on x86 “classic” servers transforming a rack of servers into a large storage pool.
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cloud storage
Internet of Things
Petabyte Storage
Scality RING

Object storage

There are two types of traditional storage systems: block storage, which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks, and file storage, which manages files organized into hierarchical file systems. Block storage is used by Storage Area Networks (SANs), where a SAN disk array is connected via a SCSI or Fiber Channel network to servers. File Storage exist in two forms: File Servers and Networked Attached Storage (NAS). NAS is a file server appliance. File Storage provides standard network file sharing protocols to exchange file content between systems. Standard file sharing protocols include NFS, SMB (CIFS), and AFP. Index tables.
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cloud storage
Petabyte Storage
Scality RING
Software Defined Storage

Object API, a long debate…

December 16th – API or not API ? that is the question… Most of the time users can’t really choose and decision is controlled by application. In 2 words, if the application is a commercial one, users don’t have access to the code and can’t embed any specific code. In that case, if the application requires a file access and users pick an object storage solution, the only possible glue between the two is a gateway. Now when users design their own application, a decision must be taken between several available object API. Among others people have choice between an.
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CDMI server
cloud storage
Petabyte Storage
Software Defined Storage
December 11th – Today’s announcement from Cleversafe concerning its two new Slicestor appliances and its Cache Vault software validates what Scality has had on offer for a long time. One of the Slicestor models is packed with SSDs to deliver high IOPS, or more accurately, objects per second (OPS) for small objects that require one copy only (simple replication). The second element in the new Cleversafe offering is Cache Vault, a free software option available with ClevOS 3.1. The idea behind these products is to address the poor IO performance behavior Cleversafe has had with storage and retrieval of small.
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Cleversafe Cache Vault
cleversafe storage