Storage at Petabyte-scale Keeps Getting Better

HPE Apollo Servers combined with Scality RING software-defined storage have been a gold standard for unstructured data storage for some time now. With the announcement of HPE’s new Apollo 4200 Gen10 Servers, that excellence goes to the next level. The explosion of data brings huge challenges—the biggest of which is putting that data to use, and/or keeping it available for when you can put it to use. Mining growing stores of unstructured data to derive business value can be key to new product and services innovation and cost savings. Unless you can tame these massive data stores, though, it’s hard.
InformationAge and DiversityQ organized the first Silicon Valley ‘edition’ of their Women in IT AWARDS — what a great program (and a nice event).  We are so, so proud to have been shortlisted for Diversity Initiative of the Year for Scality’s Technology Education Initiative. Our Technology Education Initiative helps the greater community as it helps Scality: we recognize that diversity brings strength.  Our employees span a wide range of age and background, and come from different cultures, faiths and educational backgrounds.  It follows, then, that the company supports diversity inside and outside of its offices around the world.  One example.
IBM bought Red Hat for $33.4B prompting industry pundits to weigh-in and other vendors to jump on the news as validation of their own solutions. I will do a little of both. IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat validates Scality’s strategy First, the importance of open source in enterprise and cloud solutions in terms of both preventing vendor lock-in and leveraging innovation. Scality has many years of open source experience and has seen millions of Docker pulls of our original CloudServer and its evolutionary offering, Zenko. Additionally, the Zenko multi-cloud data controller is built on a Kubernetes architecture, which is arguably the.
SNCF, France’s national state-owned railway company, is a massive organization with a long history of both reliability and innovation.  The stats that they track on speak to the railway’s pursuit of excellence. Their on-time performance and customer satisfaction are impressive, and speak to the solid reputation that SNCF has built over time—and their efforts to remain at the forefront of excellence. The SNCF Réseau (Network) EPIC of SNCF keeps it all working – and plans for the future at the same time. Managing traffic that amounts to 15,000 trains each day carrying 25,000 tons of merchandise and 10 million.
It may sound counter-intuitive at first, but one of the drivers fueling Multi-Cloud’s momentum is cost savings. How would you be saving money if you store your data in multiple clouds? Well, here’s how: By leveraging the optimum, most cost-effective cloud services for your workload at any given time, across all cloud service providers (as opposed to just one) By avoiding data access/transfer costs and egress fees levied by cloud service providers (no data moving required) By using your newly found freedom and independence (from vendor lock-in that is) as bargaining chip and meaningful leverage to negotiate better pricing from.
SAP Data Hub lets you integrate data, orchestrate data processing, and manage metadata across your enterprise data sources and your data lakes. It also lets you build powerful pipelines, as well as manage, share and distribute data. SAP Data Hub provides an integration layer for data-driven processes across enterprise services to process and orchestrate data in the overall landscape. It offers an open, big-data centric architecture with Open Source integration, cloud deployments, and third-party interfaces. A bridge between traditional “structured” data & modern “unstructured” data The SAP Data Hub was designed to facilitate coordination between disparate data sources from enterprise data,.
Specialized services in public clouds – the value for active media workflows The Media & Entertainment vertical has been heavily influenced by public cloud. From the early days of using cloud storage as a long-term, inexpensive data archive, media companies are now seeing the primary value of cloud services to enable active media data workflows. Cloud services are evolving more toward specialized services – those that can provide value through processing of the data, versus just simple storage. Many people have considered the potential value of on-demand compute services such as AWS EC2 to perform compute-intensive jobs. For media, this.
When we crafted the motto that Scality started using at the beginning of 2018: “We give freedom and control to people who make value from data,” we parsed the words carefully.  We were introspective about the characterization because we know a few important and basic facts to be true in the throes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Data is critical to decision-making and so much more, but the data itself has no value without intervention, interpretation and/or consumption by people at some point (usually many points), in some way. As the volume and value of data increases, the need to protect and.
Running a software-defined-storage system with petabytes of data doesn’t have to be a complex task. Watch this in-depth demo of the new RING 7.4 Supervisor Management UI. The new intuitive look and feel for the Supervisor, as well as a new S3 Service Management Console and new Integrated Data Browser make a full scale-out storage system look like your desktop office suite. Created for existing users of Scality RING, Speciale gives a guided tour into the features and functionality of the Supervisor Management dashboard, the S3 Console, and the account admin view of the administrator Console. Navigating through the Supervisor.

Why Storage Is Broken

Charged with delivering always-on data availability to meet increasingly higher business demands, IT staff are in a crisis. Tasked with protecting the integrity of current data, senior IT employees are also responsible for the influx of massive new amounts of data. With the acceleration from structured to unstructured data, little has changed in the underlying architecture of enterprise storage systems. IT staff deal with enough complexities – their storage solution should not be one of them Together, Scality RING and Cisco UCS S3260 Storage Server deliver a robust, scalable and cost-effective solution for enterprise scale-out storage. Proven industry-standard Cisco hardware delivers.

3 things we learned at Cisco Live! 2018

Back from Cisco Live! 2018 in Orlando, Florida, it’s time to draw a summary of our participation. Over 26,000 people let their imaginations run wild, inspired by the latest and greatest from Cisco and their ecosystem partners. Here are the top three things we learned: 1 – Traditional enterprise storage infrastructures are not optimized to serve unstructured data… well, we knew that, but we got more validation. Growing at an exponential rate, considerations around data management – whether ‘to public cloud or not to public cloud’, and if so, ‘which public cloud?’ – can be a real challenge. At Cisco Live! we had.
Quoting an artist on the topic of the financial services industry is unusual, to say the least, but the late American singer and musician, Al Jarreau, comes to mind when he captured the essence of the modern day Financial Services challenge (at least from the consumer side) back in a November 2011 interview published in the Hartford Advocate, “I’m a little bit nervous for us with all of this electronically generated new hyper-space that we’ve moved into, where not only people but also economies and systems, like banking, are left to zeros and ones. I want to be more than a.
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By teaming up with SAP and Cisco – we’ve answered the call in a big (data) way “It’s great to know that I now have choices that work for us, we can manage our data either on-premises, in or across clouds or all of the above. Predicting our data growth is tricky, and this reassures me that we can manage this uncertainty with no sacrifice in performance, at scale and take advantage of cost savings where we can.” Sometimes presenting at a major conference is more rewarding than others. Today was one of those times. I was privileged to be.
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Today Scality announced RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release: it’s easy to use and cheaper to deploy than any other RING ever. Customers can get started with a RING 7.4 scale-out file and object storage with just 3-server configurations. RING 7.4 is an easy, smaller and more affordable entry-point for software defined storage (SDS). Scality chose “easy” as a focus keyword for version 7.4 of the RING, after achieving leadership in terms of vision, capabilities and economics. The new Supervisor UI offers a comprehensive, unified portal for all aspects of management and monitoring of native AWS S3 and file.
You may be wondering why you have been receiving so many privacy policy notifications lately. It’s no coincidence. The enforcement deadline for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is around the corner (going into effect on May 25, 2018) and companies have been taking action to comply. As part of that, they need to seek explicit consent from consumers to handle their personal data, hence all these notices. Chances are you have heard about GDPR quite a bit by now, but it’s worth having a brief look at what it is and what it entails. GDPR is a sweeping and comprehensive.
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The Bottom Line: Business Value

It's no mystery: customer testimonials offer the most useful insight into a product or service. And so it is with HPE Scalable Object Storage on Scality RING. A new report from IDC describes the business value of the joint solution and customer outcomes.
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I was invited to attend a Dagstuhl seminar on distributed systems. This seminar was a great opportunity to step back and take stock of the progress we’ve made since our first product release, to see how much progress has been made in this space and consider the work that remains to be done.
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Silver Tsunami Got You Worried?

The “Silver Tsunami”—our aging population – brings massive amounts of data into the system, because older patients use more healthcare. Having data is important, but being able to access and put the data to use is the critical part.
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Diversity is part of our strength, and those of us here at Scality are of all ages and all backgrounds. We come from different cultures (195 of us from 23 nationalities), faiths, and educational backgrounds. We believe that our diversity is the key to challenging ourselves and boosting creativity within our teams.
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Battle of the Object Storage Vendors

It can be difficult to get an impartial and measured assessment of different vendor products. Learn how a new report scores Scality RING favorably, putting it in a very close race with two other object storage vendors.
Everyone at Scality just spent a weekend on the beautiful Normandy Coast, in Deauville, France. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Barriere Le Royal, where the company hosted a retreat and summit for all Scality team members. It was three days of fun, sharing team spirit, meals, and sports. The rain, strong wind, and cold temperature couldn’t stop us! We held a massive beach volleyball tournament and nearly everyone in the company played.   Yes, it was really rainy and cold, but we came together and had a great time and played some great volleyball! Later, we played music together,.
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Healthy Consolidation

Apple's recent announcement about the inclusion of health records access from mobile devices rekindled a lot of discussion about the Health Information Exchange (HIE). The key difference between the HIE and other initiatives like it and Apple’s health application is that the consumer of the iOS Health app is the patient him or herself; the consumer of the HIE is the hospital or medical practitioner. The beneficiary, in both cases, really is the patient.
This last year has seen dramatic changes in the storage industry, but it also showed the resilience of this industry. This is a huge $40B+ industry that accelerated by 14% in Q3 2017, according to IDC. Storage capacity shipped increased to 72.5 exabytes for that quarter alone. So where is the industry going? What will be the strong trends? What will be the effect of GDPR and other new regulations? How is the cloud changing storage? What other technology trends may drive the industry? Here are our predictions for 2018.
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Look Who’s Talking Multi-cloud Now

Saying "multi-cloud" without saying it: Within the first five minutes of his keynote at this year’s AWS re:Invent, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, said something that made me take notice: “Most ISVs will adapt their software to work on one technology infrastructure platform. Some will do two. Very few will do three.”
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SDS Day in the Big Apple – Success!

SDS Day started off New York style, with a networking session. Attendees grabbed snacks and took advantage of the opportunity to talk about their storage needs and solutions--current and future--with their peers, with people from Scality, and with representatives from our sponsoring partners Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, our Platinum Sponsor, and Cisco, Data Dynamics, Primary Data and Veeam, Gold Sponsors for the event.
Software Defined Storage
The Scality RING has an integrated scale-out file system (SOFS) that runs natively on top of our underlying software-defined object-based platform. Our SOFS behaves just as you’d expect: exactly like a file system. But everything underneath it is an object store — extending the many benefits of object architecture to your file-based applications.
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With more than 600 million eyeballs glued to Dailymotion-distributed video content every month, the Paris-based company grows 30 percent annually and is second only to YouTube in user traffic. It knows software-defined object storage assures the required high performance, boundless scalability, guaranteed availability, straightforward administration—able to be handled by a mere handful of staff, and low TCO. It animates customer satisfaction. And the company stakes its business on it.
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Scality rocks, of course! But do you know why and do you know how? The inspiration came from the Rock ‘n Roll era of the 1970s and the 1980s: The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2, The Who, The Beatles, AC/DC, Guns and Roses, to name a few…  These bands are talented, creative, authentic, free spirited, hard-working, and determined. They started from nothing and became international successes within a few years, contributing to the history of music for generations to come, cultivating and radiating the energy needed to reach success and inspire millions of fans worldwide. As per our values at.
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The Blame Game in Data Breach

We can spend a lot of time looking for the specific vulnerability or the specific person who was responsible for but didn’t apply some specific patch or update, but that’s looking at the problem in a way that won’t result in a real solution. I’m not excusing vulnerabilities, and I don’t in any way want to discount the impact that data breaches have on businesses and individuals: it’s easy to see the effect on companies. Let's look at some
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Welcome to a brave new world in which data privacy is regulated in every way you could possibly imagine... and some you probably couldn’t. The GDPR places these burdens on the data controller, defined as “the individual or legal person who controls and is responsible for keeping and using personal information on computer or in structured manual files.” Effectively, this means your company’s IT department. In addition to creating the right to be forgotten, Article 17 restricts the use of people’s personal data to the original purpose it was collected it for. These are daunting decrees. A deeper dive reveals.
Right to Forget