Software-Defined Storage Vendors Scality Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Object-Based Storage

Highlighting a Record 2014, Scality’s Vision Beyond OBS Market Pushes RING Software Ahead of Competition

San Francisco, CA – January 14, 2015 – Scality has been named a Leader in a recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2014 Vendor Assessment” (doc #253055, December 2014).

“We continue to believe that Software Defined Storage is the future of storage for enterprises,” said Scality CEO Jerome Lecat. “Enterprises are grappling with data workloads on a massive scale and need a solution to help them manage it. With the Scality RING platform, our customers are able to rethink their storage strategies to meet today’s challenges of speed, security of data and availability, as well as realize new business opportunities, all while achieving significant operational savings.”

The IDC MarketScape assessment, authored by Ashish Nadkarni, IDC Research Director for Storage Systems and Software, analyzes 18 suppliers worldwide. Nadkarni writes, “Scality knows and understands the OBS market segment better than anyone else.” The IDC MarketScape notes Scality’s forward-looking technology for its ability to meet the current and future needs of this segment, as well as the company’s partnership-driven go-to-market strategy: “Scality’s strengths lie in its strategy to remain a storage software vendor, but also offer complete solutions through partnerships with vendors like HP. These partnerships give Scality the flexibility and agility it needs to expand its customer base into other countries and verticals.”

“Scality’s leadership in the IDC MarketScape is no surprise to me,” said Axel Mery, Vice CTO of Numergy. “I’ve been working with Scality for more than three years now. They provide us with high valuable and efficient technology for many challenging use cases. On top of that Scality has highly skilled people that provide reliable consulting.”

The IDC MarketScape’s recognition highlights a record 2014 where Scality grew its business by 250 percent. Scality penetrated new verticals like Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Healthcare, and signed additional leading companies in Media and Entertainment (including leading German media firm RTL II, as well as one of the largest global post-production houses), Cloud Providers (including two of the largest Japanese telecommunications firms), and Government. This growth came with remarkable financial efficiency, as Scality retained more than $10 million of its capital in the bank (after raising $22 million in June 2013).

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Scality

Scality is the industry leader in petabyte-scale, software-defined storage. Founded in 2009, Scality has deployed software-based storage solutions that deliver billions of files to more than two hundred million users daily with 100% availability. The Scality RING software runs on any standard x86 servers and makes them scale to hundreds of petabytes and billions of objects. The RING’s end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance, while its patented object storage core increases availability and durability and dramatically reduces operational costs. The RING integrates with applications through standard storage protocols such as NFS; S3; OpenStack Swift and Cinder. Scality’s customers include four of the world’s largest media companies, two of the largest telecommunications firms, and market leaders throughout the US, EU, and Japan.

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