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.
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.