Scale-out storage is saving IT pros $270,000 per petabyte over 3 years and 46% less time managing storage infrastructure

San Francisco — June 02, 2020 — Scality, a leader in software solutions for global data orchestration and distributed file and object storage, today reported how the Scality RING brings unique efficiencies in today’s modern healthcare and genomic data centers.

Over 40 global hospitals, hospital systems and genomics research institutions in the US, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Israel, Japan and South America have implemented the Scality RING. These customers trust Scality with their mission-critical diagnostic imaging data managed by leading PACS and VNA solutions, as well as key genomics data for use in development of new biopharmaceuticals. Many of these customers have experienced the ease of initial deployment and the scaling of RING with seamless capacity expansions to petabytes of storage.

IT leaders in these healthcare institutions share significant data growth challenges for radiological imaging, genomic sequencing, and other healthcare related services and applications. To modernize and address these challenges, IT leaders are now deploying scale-out software defined storage for on-premises private and hybrid cloud environments.

Respondents reported that scale-out storage deployments are 52% faster than traditional storage, require 46% less staff time managing the storage platform, and result in a 28% lower TCO (saving $270,000 per petabyte over 3 years).  Expand these savings over 5 years and these IT leaders are saving millions of dollars in resource and capital expenditures with software defined storage solutions.

The full IDC White Paper, commissioned by Scality, is available for download here.

“The growing nature of data in the age of Covid-19 puts more pressure on the healthcare and genomics industries to modernize with cost-effective solutions. Our survey suggests that IT leaders who are required to build on-prem private or hybrid clouds, can rest a little easier with a cost-effective software defined, scale-out object storage solution like Scality offers.”

Amita Potnis

Research Director, IDC

IT leaders at healthcare services and genomics research organizations, report their experience with Scality RING object storage.

“The main operational benefit for us of Scality is the reduction of time required to operate, the time to deploy, and maintain the storage.”

“Scality does not require a lot of management effort, unlike a SAN. Scality has allowed us to consolidate our storage arrays, which reduced the heterogeneous systems to manage a unified backup system.”

“Scality…had the best ratio of cost per TB.”

Healthcare IT Leaders

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