We are a recognized software-defined leader with the experience of deploying petabyte-scale storage systems for hundreds of customers. As one of the earliest providers of software-defined storage, with more than 8 years of experience, we have developed strong expertise and knowledge on how to successfully implement SDS on various brands and models of standard servers. The time had come for Scality to share this experience with our prospects, partners, and customers through our new Fast Track program. A holistic change to our customer experience, and a culture shift for Scality crew members! Let me explain. Software-defined Storage Goes Mainstream: Leveraging.
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Fast Track
reference design
validated hardware

WannaCry’s Rolling Disaster

Identity theft and the financial damage it can cause is incredibly stressful for those affected. I’ve been a victim myself: a past employer handed over all of the company’s W2’s for current and past employees, so Social Security numbers, addresses, salaries…all handed over to a phishing scam. That was bad—and has happened to millions of individuals—but ransomware that holds data hostage can be so much worse – especially in the case of WannaCry, where the broad range of organizations targeted included universities, telecommunications companies, utilities and, notably, 20% of the UK’s National Health Service. Unhealthy Ransomware Hospitals and healthcare providers.
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Data availability
data retention
Security
WannaCry

Nicolas Rivaton: Team Spirit

Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.  Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member each week. Meet Nicolas Rivaton Nicolas Rivaton is an enthusiastic runner. It’s not however the competitive spirit that motivates him. What Nicolas likes best is running with his friends, supporting each other and going.
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Nicolas Rivaton
Now that the cloud has become all-pervasive, this question is relevant for everyone. According to Gartner, by 2020 a corporate no-cloud policy will be as rare as a no-internet policy is today. “Cloud-first,” says Gartner, “and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on-premises.” To discuss cloud storage architecture, we first need to unpack the familiar but somewhat hazy meaning of “cloud.” The cloud actually comes in several flavors, and it’s definitely not “one size.
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cloud storage; architecture

Getting Started with S3 Application Development

Over the past decade, I am sure that you have come across the term “S3” and you have probably seen it in the news, products, and mentioned on social media.  Today, many online services and applications use or support the S3 API for their storage needs and the numbers are rising. Enterprises are also beginning to move from legacy storage systems such as JBOD’s and arrays to S3 compatible storage solutions located on-premises to address scalability, cost, and data protection concerns. As more and more companies begin to adopt S3 storage in their data centers, they will need to begin looking at how.
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AWS S3
S3 Connector

Maria Garzona: Going Above and Beyond

Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.  Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member each week. Meet Maria Garzona “I always say to young people, about their jobs, that they should never consider that they have reached their peak, there will always be one more thing to accomplish.” Throughout.
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Le Club 2017
Maria Garzona

Like to be Entertained?

It’s amazing the choices we have today in what entertainment we can get, when, and from what devices. Keeping the massive volume of content from which we can choose available for the taking—whenever and wherever we want—is astounding; especially to those of us who used to buckle-down to finish our homework in time to gather in the family room in front of the TV to watch our favorite prime time shows….at the one time we could see them (reruns and syndication excepted). Think that data storage doesn’t affect your everyday life? All of this content, in all of the formats.
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media & entertainment
Session theme: Buildbot, the open-source continuous integration framework by Rayene Ben Rayana and Julien Girardin   Struggling to implement Continuous Integration in your company or looking for ideas to improve it?  Join us at our Paris office, May 4th for some inspiration. At this session, we’ll be discussing one of the most convenient solutions currently available: Buildbot, the open-source continuous integration framework. Everyone has heard the saying; “the right tool for the right job,” and “you are only as good as your tools.” These sayings are even truer when it come to choosing a build automation tool for a Release.
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Meetups
Paris
Release Engineering
No downtime. None. Ever. The dream of every storage manager, service provider, and, above all, of every single one of your customers. At Scality, we believe in making the world a better place. And we believe a lot of the world today is about data storage, and how smart that storage is. A few weeks ago, with the new Scality Cloud Monitor offer, we’ve started guaranteeing 100% uptime of RING service for our dedicated care customers. A very rational next step was to guarantee 100% uptime of your Scality S3 Server. So we did it. Today, we are proud to.
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S3 Connector
S3 Connector HA
No doubt about it: The volume of digital video is growing. So is the demand for that content (and in so many formats!).  Recently, Scality issued a new piece of content for the Media & Entertainment industry. The Video Distribution & Nearline Archive eBook offers a useful overview of how object storage can support large quantities of video content. Content distribution networks (CDNs), which serve streaming audio and video on demand services, can benefit from Scality RING object storage solution in terms of Massive scalability Lower IT costs Support for mixed workloads Outstanding professional support 100% availability A host of.
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eBook
53. We were 53 team members at Scality when I joined early 2014. Three years later and we have just hit 208 as our total number of employees. While this can be an exciting prospect, as recruiting equates to growth, it is an area we have had to approach with great care. This is because great people are what makes a great company, and when you hire in proportion to growth, it is a costly endeavor and can potentially mean a lot of time. So, it is very important to get it right. This is especially true when you recruit.
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Best Practices
Hiring

Anne Harper: The Software Doctor

Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company. Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member each week. Meet Anne Harper In her private life, Anne Harper is somewhat of a shy person. But like an actor getting up on stage, Anne is transformed when she works. As.
Fact vs. Fiction FICTION #1:  Software-Defined Storage Is Just Vendor Hype In the early days of software-defined storage (SDS), some over-ambitious vendors repackaged existing products and slapped an SDS tag on them, in a ham-fisted attempt to gain a quick foothold in an emerging market. Initially, this tarnished the concept and slowed adoption. But that was then. This is now. Over the past five years, SDS has earned due recognition and market acceptance as the best route to immense storage capacity at low cost. In a recent survey by Enterprise Strategy Group, 68% of IT leaders say they’ve committed to.
For the first time, Scality is participating in “La Course du Cœur 2017,” a major competition, with a team of 18 people including 14 runners. The idea originated from the desire of Scality runners to show their solidarity with one of Scality ‘s employees following her return from a 6-month fight against a rare form of leukemia and to send a clear message about Scality’s commitment towards healthcare and supporting others through organ donation. This commitment is supported by Scality management, which gives the team strong financial, logistical and marketing support. The Course du Coeur lasts four days and four.
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Course du Coeur
 For the first time, Scality is participating in “La Course du Cœur 2017,” a major competition, with a team of 18 people including 14 runners. The idea originated from the desire of Scality runners to show their solidarity with one of Scality ‘s employees following her return from a 6-month fight against a rare form of leukemia and to send a clear message about Scality’s commitment towards healthcare and supporting others through organ donation. This commitment is supported by Scality management, which gives the team strong financial, logistical and marketing support. The Course du Coeur lasts four days and four.
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Course du Coeur
For the first time, Scality is participating in “La Course du Cœur 2017,” a major competition, with a team of 18 people including 14 runners. The idea originated from the desire of Scality runners to show their solidarity with one of Scality ‘s employees following her return from a 6-month fight against a rare form of leukemia and to send a clear message about Scality’s commitment towards healthcare and supporting others through organ donation. This commitment is supported by Scality management, which gives the team strong financial, logistical and marketing support. The Course du Coeur lasts four days and four.
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Course du Coeur
For the first time, Scality is participating in “La Course du Cœur 2017,” a major competition, with a team of 18 people including 14 runners. The idea originated from the desire of Scality runners to show their solidarity with one of Scality ‘s employees following her return from a 6-month fight against a rare form of leukemia and to send a clear message about Scality’s commitment towards healthcare and supporting others through organ donation. This commitment is supported by Scality management, which gives the team strong financial, logistical and marketing support. The Course du Coeur lasts four days and four.
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Course du Coeur
If you are familiar with the term Cisco Validated Design (CVD), you already know why we are excited about it. If you’re somewhere in the middle–kinda get it, but don’t know why it’s cool–let me break it down for you. What my super smart technical lead would tell you: The published CVD details Scality RING software running on a cluster of UCS S3260 servers. The strategy for this project started with an approach unique from any other vendor–focus on the core network infrastructure and build up from there. Networking has always been a fundamental building block of software-defined storage, yet it is.
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Cisco
CVD
Data storage is a mission-critical component of any company’s IT infrastructure, with even minor system changes able to bring the house down on service availability and inflict a disastrous impact on the business. The recent Amazon’s S3 outage is just the most recent overt example, for instance, of how destructive a service outage can be. At Scality, we believe that a well-architected, feature-rich product is the key to breaking through in the still-nascent Software Defined Storage market. We also believe, however, that with regard to infrastructure software, tools and engineering practices are at least equally important. In short, “how we.
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Engineering
Release Engineering
Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.  Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member each week. Meet David Harvey “I’m somebody who loves challenges, trying something new, preferably something which has never been done before. Whether it’s breaking into a new market, launching a new product, or creating.
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David Harvey
OK…for some people, this title may seem weird, but runners will confirm it is not! And if more and more and more people run (127 runners in the 1st NYC marathon in 1970, more than 52,000 in 2016. It’s the same in Paris: 126 finishers in 1976, 41,708 in 2016), it is obviously because they can confirm that running gives them much more than being fit. Emil Zatopek, one of the greatest runners of the 20th century, said “If you want to run, run a mile; If you want to change your life, run a marathon!” Of course, all Course.
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Course du Coeur

Video Encoding with Bitmovin and Scality

Scality’s partner Bitmovin provides a dedicated service, enabling live and on demand encoding of videos into adaptive bitrate formats such as MPEG-DASH and HLS in the cloud. This service comes with a comprehensive API that allows seamless integration into any video workflow. Recently Bitmovin released a managed on-premise encoding solution on top of Kubernetes and Docker that works for VoD and Live and offers the same features as their cloud encoding service. Managed on-premises encoding offers the benefits of Software as a Service solution while utilizing your own infrastructure. With the release of their managed on-premises encoding, Bitmovin also released.
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Video Encoding
When people think of securing data, their thought process usually begins and ends with encryption.  Encryption is a great start but it is certainly not the end of an organization’s journey to properly secure their data. Along the long road to achieving security greatness should come a stop for talks about compliance. In this blog, I will take you on a quick journey about what is commonly needed for compliance with a cloud storage solution. There are many different regulatory rules out there that organizations are using. For example, HIPAA is a set of security rules and safeguards that must.
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compliance
Security

Have You Caught up with Oscar Yet?

It’s been a few weeks since the 2017 Academy Awards. Knowing which titles and artists made the list of winners is as easy as a quick look through the WINNERS & NOMINEES list on the Oscar’s website, but that’s just a jumping-off (or jumping-in) point.  Film lovers want to see, at minimum, the winning titles and artists.  Many tried to get through all of the nominees before the February 26th extravaganza, but that’s an ominous task to complete in the short period between the Janary 24th nominations announcements and the February 26th awards.  So, there are lots of die-hard movie.
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Nearline Archive
Video Distribution
Lots of companies claim social responsibility – and they’re doing important things to support that, like recycling, reducing energy usage, donation-matching and more.  Real heart comes from an even deeper place.  Having heart means being centered, being compassionate, and, for a company to have heart, it needs to be nourishing its employees and the community in the same way that a human heart pushes oxygen out to the extremities. I’m privileged to work for a company that has heart.  The motto of my company, Scality, is “Work hard, play hard, eat well…and amaze the customer.”  It goes so far beyond.
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Scality Culture
When Scality chooses to open source a project, it goes all the way: the open source S3 Server provides you with a fully equipped container to run your own private S3 storage. For free. No questions asked, no expectations from us. We’re simply sharing our efforts to make the storage world a better place with a larger audience. And it’s a success: in 8 months, Scality S3 Server was downloaded over 100K times! Today, numbers indicate we have a fairly large community of individual users who know about us, and who use our open-source Scality S3 Server. But we have.
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Scality S3 Server Community
Two weeks ago, we announced that there would be regular technical tutorials coming up to leverage the use cases of our open-source Scality S3 Server. We started with explaining how to set up SSL, a protocol that enhances security when communicating with Scality S3 Server. Today, we want to help you use Duplicity, an open-source tool, with Scality S3 Server, in order to save backup space in your storage. Duplicity allows you to backup a compressed version of your files (a tarball), which is the first way it saves you disk space. The second way appears when you want to.
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Tools

Cloud Out.

The downside of using some cloud storage services like Amazon S3 is getting the data out.  That concern is about cost—usually—but recently, it became about access.  Period.  Reports that Amazon S3 was “unresponsive” started pouring in on the last day of February, 2017.  Issues with a US East region instance lasted for hours. While there were no reports of data loss as of this writing, data access was impacted. Loss, even if temporary, impacts business. This may—should—prompt data managers to take a hard look at their “best practices”, and where they put their critical data. We work hard to ensure.
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AWS outage
reliability
Downtime has been a plague on IT for as long as IT has existed. And the risks and consequences have become more severe than ever in the age of 24×7 operations, global ecommerce, and unified platforms across geographies. If your system goes down, so does your business, along with the hard-won trust and goodwill of your customers. No wonder nearly half of top IT pros rank downtime as their #1 problem. It’s everyone’s dream to be rid of it for good. Well, it’s time to break out the champagne—because zero downtime just became a reality. No misprint here: It gives.
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Scality HALO Cloud Monitor

Making the World a Better Place

People often ask me what it takes to become an entrepreneur and make money. It is the wrong question. Few entrepreneurs have succeeded when money was the initial driver. Obviously, any business must make money, to pay its employees and deliver a return to shareholders, but for most successful entrepreneurs, this was not the initial question. First and foremost, successful entrepreneurs are convinced that the world can become a better place with the product or service that they will provide, so the first question should be “How am I going to change the world I live in?” Money only comes.
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Entrepreneurship
Jérôme Lecat