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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Scality’s distinction in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for File Systems and Object Storage for two consecutive years is a strong validation of the power of the Scality RING object storage platform and the value it brings to our customers across wide-ranging vertical market environments, we are especially proud of our progression further into the “Completeness of Vision” and “Innovator” categories, which is testament to the strength of our groundbreaking product and cloud storage technology portfolios.
Just as corporations are finally getting serious about the EU’s imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes news of a data breach of staggering proportions involving credit-rating giant Equifax. To get an idea of just how seriously the new regime will impact you, let’s put the massive Equifax breach under a microscope ‒ as it actually happened, and as it would be treated under the GDPR.
"I have never worked in order to be in the spotlight. What I enjoy most about my job is building something that works well and that everybody is happy with." Patrick Dos Santos is extremely modest. As a global support engineer, a role where he helps the other engineers, who are directly in contact with the customers, to fix any problems that can appear after Scality’s software has been installed, Patrick is one of the most respected and knowledgeable team members. But he doesn't care about the recognition, it's the work itself that matters the most.
The formerly all-important ‘appointment TV’ days are thankfully gone. Back then, you had to set the date for your program, plan around it, watch it, or miss it, sometimes forever. Previously science fiction, watching TV live or on-demand anytime, anywhere on any device, is real, exciting, and here to stay thanks to software-defined object storage and entertainment innovators like Molotov. Jean-David Blanc, CEO at Molotov declares: “Molotov is a new vision of television, reinventing the daily pleasure of watching TV. We take the compelling content from the TV networks and provide it with a user experience that is second to.
We are pleased to announce the availability of Scality Connect for Azure Blob Storage. Scality has been working closely with the Azure Storage team at Microsoft for the past several months on Scality Connect. Our product enables any application that works with Amazon S3 to support Azure Blob Storage. Why is this important? All of your proven Amazon S3 applications can start using Azure Blob Storage – without development effort or costly and time-consuming rewrites. You can read the press release here. Scality Connect is offered as an application in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Users with an Azure Marketplace subscription.
Imagine graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology or wanting to start psychology and religious studies at university and ending up as a software engineer in the heart of the Silicon Valley? Seems hard to believe, yet that’s what the Holberton school has helped achieve for five Scality engineers: Electra, Dora, Jay, Bennett and Philip. Let me explain.
At SURFsara, more than 25,000 academics across 50 science-focused institutions are riding the software-defined object storage wave. SURF, a collaborative IT organization for education and research, uses Scality RING as its storage back-end to its SURFdrive private cloud storage service within its SURFsara High Performance Computing division.
Dusseldorf SDS Day The SDS Day tour continues. Dusseldorf was the site for Scality’s first Software-Defined Storage Day in Germany on Thursday the 21st of September. A crowd of nearly 50 people joined the event held at the BeOne conference center near the Rhine. As attendees gathered before the start of the program, they had an opportunity to mingle and speak with representatives from Scality and our partners HPE, Cisco, Ctera, Veeam and Owncloud. To kick things off, Peter Kocur, Scality’s country manager for DACH, welcomed attendees and introduced Erwan Menard, president and COO of Scality to start the program. .
If attendance at Scality’s first Software-Defined Storage Day in London on September 20th is any indication, it’s pretty clear that people are looking for solutions to the ever-growing data storage issue. The meeting room at the Shangri-La Hotel at the iconic Shard was so full that they had to bring in extra chairs during the break. Over coffee, before the speaking kicked-off, more than 100 attendees enjoyed the great view from the 35th floor at the Shard, and an opportunity to visit and speak with Scality partners HPE, Ctera, ASG Atempo, Veeam and Storage Made Easy.
Now in year two, Scality is taking its successful SDS Day (Software-defined storage Day) to new cities: London and Dusseldorf.