Scality Ranked Among the Fastest Growing Companies in EMEA by Deloitte; Rounds out an Exceptional Award Year
2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 TM France and Fast 500 TM EMEA Recognize Scality, Citing 516 Percent Four-year Revenue Growth Attributed to Increased Sales and Expanding Enterprise Customer Base
Paris, France / San Francisco, CA – December 10, 2015 – Scality, the leader in software-defined storage for the information age, is ranked 39th and 198th, respectively, in the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 France and Fast 500 EMEA. Rankings are based on a company’s percentage revenue growth over four years. Reporting 516 percent revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.
“Securing a position in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is an impressive feat, especially in the highly competitive and rapidly changing environment of the technology industry,” said David Cobb, Deloitte UK and partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. “We congratulate Scality on being among the most dynamic and successful technology companies in the region. With its 516% growth rate over four years, Scality has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in a highly competitive market.”
This recognition from Deloitte rounds out a banner award year for Scality. In addition to claiming the national title of “Start-Up of the Year 2015” for France, awarded by Ernst and Young in September, Scality last week received a Blue Mentor Award 2015, as part of the Blue Awards organized by HEC and consulting firm AXESSIO in France, and at the start of 2015 was named a leader in object-based storage by IDC*.
The Scality RING, Scality’s software-defined storage product, won the Bronze award by Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com in their annual 2014 Products of the Year awards, and was recognized in CRN’s 2015 Tech Innovator Awards, as well as in the Best of Show Awards at Interop Tokyo 2015. The RING provides a hardware agnostic storage solution that allows for long-term data protection, infinite scalability, and rapid and secure access. Customer results from utilizing the RING include a reduction in CAPEX and OPEX expenditures, as well as increased performance, reliability and flexibility.
“Looking back on a year in which the storage industry underwent a major transformation, marked by numerous acquisitions and mergers, and by our own series of global wins; we consider 2015 to be a banner year, especially for Scality. Year over year, our employee headcount has doubled, the number of Enterprise customers has doubled, we’ve opened three new campuses in 2015, and have exceeded 500 million end users of the Scality RING. In addition, this year Scality doubled its overall funding to secure a total of $80 from investors spanning America, Europe and Asia. As a company, we have truly earned this recognition from Deloitte, and accept it with much pride,” said Erwan Menard, President and COO of Scality.
Menard continues, “Looking to 2016, Scality is pleased to retain a leadership position in storage, and will be announcing our expanding customer base of enterprises, software and hardware partnerships, as well as resellers, ISVs and alliance partners, in the coming months. Scality’s software, the Scality RING, is changing the exabyte-scale storage landscape, hand-in-hand with our partners like HPE and Dell.”
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications
The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled by the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 programme, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, as well as public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.
Entrants may be either public or private companies but must be a ‘technology company’, headquartered in EMEA. A ‘technology company’ is defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues, or manufactures a technology-related product, or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology in a unique way does not qualify.
Related Links and Multimedia:
- Video: Scality: Storing the Information Age
- For more information about the Scality RING, visit: Scality.com/RING
- To try the software-based approach to storage with the Scality RING Trial, visit: Scality.com/free
Scality is the industry leader in software-defined storage for the information age, serving over 500 million users worldwide. Scality’s RING provides 100% reliable storage with unmatched performance, and is perfect for capacity-driven workloads such as cloud services, high-definition video, and enterprise archiving. It runs on any standard x86 servers powered by Linux, such as the ones of HP, Dell, Cisco, SuperMicro, or Seagate, and creates an unlimited storage pool for file, object and OpenStack applications. Thanks to its underlying object storage architecture, the RING scales to exabytes of data and trillions of files. Seven of the top twenty telecommunication companies, petabyte-scale cloud services, and Global 2000 enterprises rely on the RING for mission-critical applications. Scality is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. Try the Scality RING online at https://www.scality.com/free.
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*Source: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2014 Vendor Assessment, IDC #253055e, December 2014