When it comes to backend storage repositories, Scality RING is system-agnostic. It can equally link up with public, private, or hybrid cloud archives, and can leverage any type of storage media, from SSD, to fast SAS disk, to denser and cheaper SATA disks. Scality RING can also benefit from the low latency of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband networks. While traditional storage technologies are optimized for very fast serial operations, RING is a completely parallel design, which is ultimately a more effective solution when serving many users.
You can install Scality RING on a Linux (Centos/Redhat or Ubuntu) server, and manage the RING from any platform with a web browser.