Press Release

Jun 4, 2020

Healthcare and genomics IT leaders save millions by modernizing with Scality’s on-prem software defined storage

Follow us on social media and never miss an update

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 Business Value of Scality RING Scale-Out Storage for Healthcare Organizations

Authors: Matthew Marden, Amita Potnis and Mutaz Shegewi


  • Lowering the cost of storing and retaining rapidly growing amounts of patient and clinical data
  • Reducing the storage team time required to manage their storage platforms
  • Delivering storage capacity to meet demand in a timely manner
  • Minimizing data-related operational risk by having a resilient and secure storage platform
  • Enhancing caregiving and analytical activities by making data more readily available through performance and scalability

#Healthcare and #Genomics #ITPros save $270K per Petabyte over 3 years and spend 46% less time managing data storage. Read @Scality and @IDC report #softwaredefinedstorage #healthcareIT #scaleoutstorage Click To Tweet

“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,” said Amita Potnis, IDC Research Director.  “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.”

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.”

To learn more read our blog or register to join our Healthcare & Genomics conversation with special guest Amita Potnis and Scality, host Paul Speciale on Tuesday, June 17th 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Julie Greene

Director Corporate Communications

With experience in both large and small organizations, my passion is fueled by delivering sustainable results with direct sales impact. My experience spans across disciplines including branding, content marketing/strategy, social/digital, demand gen, web development, and operations.

About Scality

Scality builds a market leading software-defined file and object platform designed for on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. We give customers the freedom and control necessary to compete in a data driven economy. Scality is recognized as a leader by Gartner and IDC. Follow us @scality and LinkedIn. Visit www.scality.com or subscribe to our company blog SOLVED.

Latest Press Releases


The most powerful data storage platform.

Protect, search and manage your data on any cloud.







Hardware Alliances

Delivering fully integrated solutions.

Learn More

Read about Scality data storage and management solutions.