Scale-out file and object storage

RING is the foundation for hybrid-cloud storage and data management

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Manage petabytes of data on-prem and in the cloud

Protecting data at scale is a challenging task that RING approaches through comprehensive experience working in the world’s largest companies. The distributed architecture is redundant without bottlenecks to scale out to dozens of petabytes of capacity in a single system. Data is protected at the highest levels, even against data center outages through industry-leading geo-distribution.

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    Propel your business

    RING supports your company’s transformation from legacy to new cloud-based applications with data management and storage that scales organically to dozens of petabytes and beyond. Adapting to multiple applications, workloads and performance profiles makes RING the ideal solution for your digital business.

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    Protect for peace of mind

    Enterprise-grade data durability, self-healing, availability, security, encryption and multi-tenancy makes RING the trusted foundation of your enterprise cloud data services.

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    Consolidate data silos

    Access provided from both file (NFS, SMB) and object (S3) based applications eliminates storage silos, forklift upgrades and data migrations, greatly reducing operational costs. Single-system view allows administrators to easily manage multiple petabytes without additional time burden, thereby simplifying tasks and reducing operating expenses.

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    Move data anywhere

    RING provides class-leading geo-distribution through both synchronous (stretched) and asynchronous (replicated) solutions. With XDM (Zenko built in), customers get integrated hybrid-cloud data management to AWS, Azure and Google. RING provides built-in cloud archiving, bursting and disaster recovery (D/R) solutions.

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    Make data visible

    RING offers complete UI-based system-level management and monitoring of all data services, data health, cloud workflows and hardware platform health. Comprehensive analytics provide detailed metrics for utilization reporting and the data needed to inform your storage planning decisions.

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    Integrate for maximum flexibility

    Certified by over 100 leading ISV solutions in backup, archiving, analytics, media and healthcare, RING deployment is supported on the widest range of standard storage servers, including hybrid flash/HDD and all-flash server configurations. Choose the best platform for your business needs, avoid lock-in and enjoy the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).

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    Enhanced Ransomware Protection

    Support for Amazon S3 Object Lock API renders data immutable and provides for air-gapped, tamper-proof backup data that stays immune to ransomware, offering a robust and swift recovery path in case of an attack, thereby thwarting ransomware.

RING system architecture

Built on a scalable foundation, RING delivers comprehensive Amazon S3-compatible object storage, POSIX-compatible NFS and SMB in a single system, with enterprise-grade data protection.

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RING is software for standard Linux-based x86 servers

  • Scale out seamlessly to grow without disruption as your needs do in performance and capacity

  • UI-based total systems management and monitoring, integrated S3 service management and data browser

  • Single or geo-distributed across data centers for continuous availability,  industry-leading storage efficiency

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RING file, object and hybrid-cloud storage in a single system

  • Amazon S3 and IAM APIs for object storage access
  • POSIX compatible file system, with standard NFS v4/v3 and SMB 3.0 file interfaces
  • Policy-based data replication and erasure-coding for up to eleven 9s data durability
  • Self-healing to preserve access, restore data and full protection in the event of disk or server failures
  • Integrated hybrid-cloud data management: smart lifecycle, replication, global metadata search across RING and AWS, Azure and Google cloud storage; leverages the proven technology of Scality’s open source Zenko 
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    RING enterprise-grade security

    • Comprehensive AWS IAM based multi-tenancy
    • AWS v4 authentication for S3 applications
    • Object locking for data immutability
    • AWS SSE compatible AES-256 bit encryption at rest, KMS integration
    • File system versioning & volume protection, Kerberos for NFS, Active Directory for SMB
    • RBAC for administrator access

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