Industry leaders join forces to deliver new data protection solution for large data volumes stored on Scality S3 storage

Paris, France — March 19, 2024 — Atempo, a leading European software manufacturer of data protection and data management solutions, and Scality, a global leader in cyber-resilient storage for the AI era, today announced a powerful new joint solution built to deliver end-to-end data protection with Scality RING’s petabyte-scale S3 object storage software and Atempo’s Miria backup application.

Customers can now achieve a swift and efficient air-gapped backup process to tape for massive datasets that require protection at scale in large complex environments. The new solution accommodates high data change rates for billions of files and storage capacities ranging from a petabyte to hundreds of petabytes. The collaboration leverages Miria’s vast compatibility guide to seamlessly store any dataset to an offsite tape backup.

To accomplish the highly efficient backup process, Scality developed a new “Bucket Event Notification” mechanism, leveraged by Atempo. This innovative approach replaces the traditional time-consuming scan of the entire storage and instead provides a list of the newly uploaded or removed objects from the Scality S3 storage instance used by Atempo Miria to perform incremental backups.

“Our partnership with Atempo showcases Scality’s commitment to storage innovation and its vital role in cyber resiliency,” stated Jérôme Lecat, CEO of Scality. “Close integration with Miria, Atempo’s backup solution, and our S3-compatible storage offers businesses an unparalleled approach to data management. Together, we aim to provide customers with innovative tools for navigating the evolving data storage and management landscape, especially in light of new use cases such as AI.”

Together, we strive to offer customers innovative tools to navigate the evolving data storage and management landscape, especially in light of new applications like AI.

A solution born from customer demand 

This exciting collaboration was initiated by a high-profile customer: a large defense agency managing 20 PB+ (potentially into exabytes) of confidential data on Scality RING, with a substantial daily change rate. Due to security constraints, cloud storage was not an option, making backup to an extensive tape library necessary. Utilizing the new bucket event notification feature, Miria enables fast and efficient daily incremental backups, seamlessly fitting into the agency’s backup windows.

Benefits include:

  • Reduced data protection window
  • Air-gapped backup copy of data
  • Faster recovery time in case of a disaster (RTO)

Future collaborations include new tiering capability

The next milestone in the joint Atempo Scality development effort is to deliver a powerful tiered storage solution (ILM), combining RING’s new filesystem tiering capabilities with Miria’s data movement capabilities. This collaborative effort enables automated data transfer from the RING S3 storage to a cold archive. This mechanism in complex environments replaces the moved files with shortcuts (stubs), allowing users and applications to retrieve data from the cold tier transparently.

Availability of the joint solution

The integration of Scality’s petabyte-scale RING S3 compatible storage with Atempo Miria’s backup solution for massive datasets is now available for all customers. Development of the second milestone is anticipated for Summer 2024.

Atempo and Scality continue to push the boundaries of storage innovation, providing customers with advanced solutions to address evolving data management challenges.

“Our collaboration with Scality brings a significant enhancement to the market at a time where cyber-resiliency at scale is in critical demand. This strategic partnership underscores our dedication to deliver innovative data management solutions. Integrating Scality’s storage with Miria empowers businesses to seamlessly safeguard massive datasets, setting new standards for data protection and storage efficiency.” 

Luc D'Urso

CEO, Atempo

About Scality

Scality solves organizations’ biggest data storage challenges — security, performance, and cost. Designed to provide the strongest form of immutability plus end-to-end cyber resilience, Scality solutions safeguard data at five core levels for unbreakable ransomware protection. Delivering utmost resilience, Scality makes storage infrastructures limitlessly scalable in all critical dimensions. The world’s most discerning companies trust Scality so they can grow faster and execute AI data-driven ideas quicker — while increasing efficiency and avoiding lock-in. Recognized as a leader by Gartner, Scality S3 object storage software is reliable, secure and sustainable. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit and our blog.

About Atempo

Atempo is a leading independent European-based software vendor with an established global presence providing solutions to protect, store, move, and recover all mission-critical datasets for thousands of companies worldwide. With over 30 years of data protection and data management experience, Atempo offers a complete range of proven solutions for physical and virtual server backups, workstations, and migration between different storages of enormous data volumes. Atempo has been recognized by the top global research firms, including Gartner as Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for Hybrid Cloud Storage 2022 (three consecutive years), by GigaOM in its 2022 Radar for Data Migration as a Challenger and Fast Mover moving into Leadership, and by Coldago Research as one of TOP 3 key players in the market in its 2022 Map for Unstructured Data Management. Learn more about Atempo by visiting and subscribe to our blog.

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