The solution has met all performance requirements and greatly reduced the cost of cloud storage
Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation. With 256 million customers worldwide, 95,000 employees in France and 59,000 elsewhere, it’s the tenth-largest mobile network operator in the world and the fourth largest in Europe.
Orange was looking for an infrastructure that would allow them to pool all their data, from emails to personal drive to Internet-of-Things and more, and grow with their subscriber base — all while lowering costs.
“Scality met our TCO requirements and allowed us to greatly reduce our cost of cloud storage. In terms of performance requirements, we might have had some doubts or concerns at the very beginning of the project, but Scality definitely delivered so we’re very satisfied.”
Infinitely scalable while boosting performance and capacity, Scality RING has helped Orange gain a level of control that’s allowed them to seamlessly roll out new services on top of the RING infrastructure without having to worry about adding additional storage.
Because Scality’s software-defined storage solution decouples the software layer from the hardware it manages, Orange is fully protected against downtime. Erasure coding insulates data from hardware failures. The result is a truly always-on, 24×7 operational system.
To date, Orange is operating storage in the double-digit petabyte scale, and the speed of growth is accelerating. The icing on the cake — RING has met the company’s TCO requirements, resulting in a substantial cost reduction.