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“One of our biggest challenges is how smart our users are – 25,000 smart users do stuff you didn’t even imagine was possible. To operate the service doesn’t take a lot of human effort. The system takes care of itself”

Ron Trompert PhD,
Group Leader for Online Data Services, SURFsara

Scality RING enables better collaboration across and among universities

The SURFdrive service offers secure, reliable cloud storage to students, faculty and researchers across SURF’s member organizations.

A Secure Cloud Community

SURFsara developed a service, built on Scality RING, that gives university staff, researchers and students a place to store, share and synchronize files within a secure community cloud. Effortlessness, reliability, availability and ample storage are key to its success. Scality brought that success after an initial failure with another storage software choice.

“During our selection process, we were in touch with colleagues abroad. We asked what they used—we didn’t want to risk choosing another bad solution”

Software Defined Storage built on ownCloud

SURFdrive was first built on Gluster, but as the the storage filled, the Gluster file system would rebalance data, and it became unavailable any time the rebalance would occur.  Downtime was measured in days, and that was a major problem. They evaluated multiple alternatives, and Scality RING running on Dell servers with ownCloud won out.  Today, they’re secure in knowing that they’ve got reliable, performant, available storage for the long haul that will grow easily as SURFdrive subscribership grows.

A Reliable Cloud Storage Solution

And that frees-up staff to spend its time enhancing rather than maintaining the service.The scalability, reliability and performance gained through their software-defined storage “trade-up” to Scality RING have brought the SURFdrive service up to a service level that meets the unique challenges of cloud storage for academic and research environments.

Scality RING: Solution Sheet for IaaS

Predictability matters—especially in the fast-paced Service Provider business. Scality RING is the only storage solution to accommodate multiple workloads and lower TCO by allowing a mix and match of standard servers.

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