The Project The Earth Observation Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany uses remote sensing and custom analytic methodologies to tackle tough issues in environmental and climate science, mobility and planning, civil security and the prevention and management of natural catastrophes. The Photogrammetry and Image Analysis department, headed by Professor Peter Reinartz required a high performance, durable storage solution to store its satellite image data.
October 24th – Gigaom recently published a new study (available here) about ExaScale data center storage and how object storage solutions, at least some of them, could address challenges introduced by that scale. 4 solutions were selected by Gigaom analyst to sustain and illustrate the study: 2 vendors with Cleversafe, the pioneer of Object Storage, and Scality, the alternative fast growth player with some similar characteristics and 2 open source solutions represented by Open Stack Swift and Inktank Ceph.
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About Scality RING

Scality RING offers high performance storage infrastructure for petabyte scale deployments. “Scality is trying to build a new kind of company and a new kind of storage… and succeeding. The determination and passion to build something foundational is one of the things that makes Scality special and keeps me driving above the speed limit!”
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Change is coming: The impact of non-traditional hosters (Telco’s, cable companies, distis, VARs) entering the market Moderated by:  Jeff Kaplan, Founder and Managing Director, THINKstrategies Panelists: William McCarthy, SVP, Insight Managed and Cloud Services, Insight North America Steve Robinson, Director, SaaS & Application Services, CenturyLink Elliot Noss, President and CEO, Tucows Glen Swanson, SVP, Business Customer Group, Best Buy Jerome Lecat, CEO, Scality Sean Charnock, SVP, Business Development & Alliances, Softlayer Technologies Explore the impact and uncover the opportunities of non-traditional hosters entering the cloud services market. Come listen to some of the biggest names that are driving the change in.
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Pat Gelsinger, President and COO of EMC, just gave an interview to Charles Babcock of Information Week. It can be read here. Gelsinger’s point of view on public cloud storage not replacing private storage for enterprises is correct, but still biased. He dismisses the fact that enterprises do not need high-end, high-performance SANs for most of their data. Gartner estimates that 80% of the data living today in the world is unstructured and that it grows 50% year-over-year. This astronomical growth is not sustainable with SANs and NASes, and Public Cloud Storage providers like Amazon have paved a way that Enterprise.
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