CRN Software Defined Data Center 50 for 2017 by the Channel Company

Scality Recognized on CRN’s Inaugural Software-Defined Data Center 50 List

San Francisco, CA – March 17, 2017 – Scality, a global leader in object and cloud storage, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Scality to its 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list. This inaugural list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide some of the most innovative data center technology available. Companies are selected based on overall impact on the market, influence on the channel, and the appeal of the products, technology, and services provided to partners.

Scality was singled out for its Scality RING software-defined object storage. Scality RING transcends the limitations of legacy storage appliances and NAS with a secure, S3-optimized cloud infrastructure, providing a fundamentally different way to store and manage customer data. Scality RING is the only web-scale storage that supports any file and object application, on any hardware—with zero downtime. Scality RING is field proven with more than 800 billion objects in production and 500 million end-users worldwide.

“We are honored to be recognized by CRN as one of the leading providers of software-defined storage to the channel,” said Paul Turner, chief marketing officer at Scality. “Scality’s inclusion on CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 list spotlights our focus on building strong channel relationships that help our customers flourish with best-in-class cloud and object storage products.”

Inducted by CRN editors, the companies on the list are recognized technology vendors that lead the way with state-of-the-art offerings that virtualize infrastructure that can be delivered as a service. These vendors are at the forefront of helping solution providers select and deploy the right tools for building virtualized environments—a critical first step in transitioning customers to the cloud. In addition to honoring vendors for outstanding products and services, the list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking for best-in-class software-defined data center products and technologies.

“Data centers are evolving rapidly, with the rise of software-defined solutions enabling centralization, automation and scale on an unprecedented level,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The vendors on CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 list enable solution providers to reap the powerful benefits of this new technology: optimal computing speeds, superior data storage and management capabilities, reliable power and excellent energy efficiency. We congratulate this year’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 on the technical ingenuity and effective partnership-building that have earned them this important place in the IT channel.”

The Software-Defined Data Center 50 list is featured online at

About Scality
Scality, world leader in object and cloud storage, develops cost-effective Software Defined Storage: the RING, which serves over 500 million end-users worldwide with over 800 billion objects in production; and the open-source S3 Server. Scality RING software deploys on any industry-standard x86 server, uniquely delivering performance, 100% availability and data durability, while integrating easily in the datacenter thanks to its native support for directory integration, traditional file applications and over 45 certified applications. Scality’s complete solutions excel at serving the specific storage needs of Global 2000 Enterprise, Media and Entertainment, Government and Cloud Provider customers while delivering up to 90% reduction in TCO versus legacy storage. A global company, Scality is headquartered in San Francisco.

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