Cloud Storage Systems trend setter Scality secures $7 million in Series B round funding
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Scality secures an additional US $7 million
CEO Jerome Lecat unveils strategy to embrace the full potential of the Cloud
San Francisco, California – 1st March 2011
Cloud storage system pioneer Scality today announced a successful Series B round of funding led by IdInvest Partners (formerly AGF Private Equity) to secure an additional US $7 million. Scality will complement its San Francisco headquarters with an East Coast sales and services office in New York. Furthermore, Scality continues enhancing its unique distributed object-based storage platform, adding full multi-tenancy for Service Providers who want to offer Virtual Private Clouds.
Scality’s total investment to date is $13 million. Its valuation doubled after a strong Series A round of funding in May 2010, thanks to the successful delivery of a complete email platform to cable operator Telenet for over 2 million users, and to the very strong sales pipeline. CAPE, Galileo and Jerome Lecat, Scality’s CEO, re-invested in the Round B funding.
“We have received considerable interest from potential investors as Scality is positioned in the heart of the cloud revolution, with object-based storage being at the early stages of Gartner hype curve,” said Lecat. “IdInvest who has financed several companies based in the Silicon Valley with R&D in France, is the perfect partner for us, with capacity to continue funding the growth of Scality and significant experience in the service provider market.”
Scality RING solves urgent intransigent storage problems that SAN, NAS, or unified vendors do not or cannot solve. Users receive equal or better reliability in addition to performance, with much greater scalability, simplified management, and lower total cost of ownership savings of more than 50% when compared to traditional SAN, NAS, or unified solutions. Scality RING is a complete storage and data infrastructure system enabling ongoing cost savings and architecture rationalizations across the board.
“Cloud-scale IT means little if it doesn’t include a next-generation, cloud-scale storage infrastructure that can flex in-line with changing capacity and performance requirements in a highly efficient manner. Scality’s traction to date demonstrates that RING is already addressing some pretty thorny storage challenges in both public and private cloud environments; challenges that a growing number of organizations are starting to experience. The latest funding round is an important next step in helping Scality fulfill its undoubted potential.” comments Simon Robinson, Research Director, Storage from the 451 Group.
“Scality is one of these rare projects where we find together an experienced management team, a proven technology, and a strong market opportunity,” said Matthieu Baret, Partner at Idinvest, who joins the Board of Scality.
Since 2009, Scality has been enabling people to derive maximum value from data by solving their cloud-scale data storage and management challenges with our award-winning RING and Zenko technologies. More than 500 million users rely on Scality RING and Zenko™ to store and manage hundreds of petabytes of data – more than one trillion data objects.
A recognized leader in distributed file and object storage, Scality offers solutions for today’s reality of hybrid and multi-cloud data management. RING turns commodity x86 servers into an unlimited storage pool for unstructured data, whether file or object; and the Zenko multi-cloud controller, available in open source and enterprise editions, provides a window into data, no matter where it lives, with orchestration, management and search functionality. Follow us on Twitter @scality and @zenko. Visit us at www.scality.com.