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Electricity of France is the Number 1 producer and supplier of electricity in France and Europe and Number 2 in the world.

Solution Components

Software-Defined Storage

  • Scality RING with File and Object Storage Interfaces
  • Geo-distributed across two sites

Storage Hardware

  • 12 HPE Apollo 4200 and 6 HPE DL380 gen 9 12LFF storage servers

Third Party Applications

  • Dell EMC NetWorker, ElasticSearch
Scality RING Ensures Data Availability for World’s Largest Electric Utility

 

resilient storage

After analyzing several alternatives, EDF chose software-defined Scality RING object storage to deliver strong, resilient storage for multiple use cases at half the cost of competitive solutions.

“It’s stability is the most impressive thing about Scality RING. In the end, it’s the category’s best software.”

Ruggero Gatti Data Management Engineer, EDF

Award-Winning Innovation

While IT is a small organization within the massive EDF group, it bears a great deal of responsibility. Ruggero Gatti’s team was recently presented an award for innovation—and the innovation that generated the honor was their deployment of the Scality RING.

“They consider lots of ideas at the production level for these awards,” said Ruggero Gatti, Data Management Engineer at EDF. “The idea is to recognize that even in a big, conventional organization, we can innovate.”

The first use cases for EDF’s use of Scality RING are Backup (stretched across two datacenters) and Big Data (offloading more costly primary storage as a data lake).

Primary Benefits of Scality RING

Stability, Availability & Reliability

This is EDF’s #1 concern. Access to data is vital to success.

Low TCO

EDF is recognizing a 50% cost reduction using Scality RING versus competitors.

Easy Scalability with no Downtime

Growth = success. Storage must scale without service interruption as availability is paramount.

Assets

Data Availability Case Study
Read the EDF case study to learn how Scality RING helps ensure data is available when and where it’s needed.

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