– Marc Staimer, President & CDS Dragon Slayer Consulting On 17 September 2013, GigaOM released a white paper by this analyst, “How object storage tackles thorny ‘exascale’ problems”. Many readers labor under the false assumption that the thorny exascale problems are unique to those with exabytes of storage. They are not. These problems exist and are just as pernicious at the petascale (petabytes of storage capacity) and even large terascale (hundreds of terabytes) levels. So why is this false perception so pervasive?
The Project The Earth Observation Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany uses remote sensing and custom analytic methodologies to tackle tough issues in environmental and climate science, mobility and planning, civil security and the prevention and management of natural catastrophes. The Photogrammetry and Image Analysis department, headed by Professor Peter Reinartz required a high performance, durable storage solution to store its satellite image data.
November 4th – During Intel IDF 2013, Philippe Nicolas, Director of Product Strategy at Scality, summarized Scality’s positioning about ExaScale DataCenter and Software-Defined Storage.
October 24th – Gigaom recently published a new study (available here) about ExaScale data center storage and how object storage solutions, at least some of them, could address challenges introduced by that scale. 4 solutions were selected by Gigaom analyst to sustain and illustrate the study: 2 vendors with Cleversafe, the pioneer of Object Storage, and Scality, the alternative fast growth player with some similar characteristics and 2 open source solutions represented by Open Stack Swift and Inktank Ceph.
Scality RING offers high performance storage infrastructure for petabyte scale deployments. “Scality is trying to build a new kind of company and a new kind of storage… and succeeding. The determination and passion to build something foundational is one of the things that makes Scality special and keeps me driving above the speed limit!”
Jèrome Lecat talks about the news from Scality.
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July 3rd – During GigaOM Structure 2013, Philippe Nicolas, Director of Product Strategy at Scality, summarized Scality’s value proposition for new demanding data center environment and Software-Defined Storage.
Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality, discusses his company and cloud trends with Dave Vellante of Wikibon and John Furrier of SiliconAngle at the big storage show, SNW in SiliconValley.
Change is coming: The impact of non-traditional hosters (Telco’s, cable companies, distis, VARs) entering the market Moderated by: Jeff Kaplan, Founder and Managing Director, THINKstrategies Panelists: William McCarthy, SVP, Insight Managed and Cloud Services, Insight North America Steve Robinson, Director, SaaS & Application Services, CenturyLink Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows Glen Swanson, SVP, Business Customer Group, Best Buy Jerome Lecat, CEO, Scality Sean Charnock, SVP, Business Development & Alliances, Softlayer Technologies Explore the impact and uncover the opportunities of non-traditional hosters entering the cloud services market. Come listen to some of the biggest names that are driving the change in.