Driven by business-critical use-cases for the world’s most demanding enterprises at multi-petabyte scale
San Francisco, CA – February 27, 2018 Scality, a leader in software-defined, multi-cloud data storage, today announced that 2017 brought the company record revenue numbers and new customers that selected Scality RING Software-Defined Storage for its proven track record of keeping data always available and offering the highest levels of durability for their customers’ exabytes of data.
Scality expanded its install base in 2017 with 51 new enterprise customers from around the world, in addition to expanding the Scality RING storage footprint for many in its petabyte-scale customer base, the largest of which is over 100 petabytes. Some new customer highlights include:
“For nearly a decade, it has been Scality’s purpose to deliver technology that allows our customers to create value with data,” said Jerome Lecat, Scality’s CEO. “The industries in which we have a strong customer base: banking and finance, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and healthcare all share the challenge of having petabyte-scale data that must be kept intact and readily available for the long term, whether for compliance or for revenue generation or for both.”
Scality achieved its best quarter in company history, shipping over 100 petabytes of usable storage that brought 20 new petabyte-scale customers in Q4 alone, extending its market reach by deepening its partnerships with HPE, Cisco and leading channel partners. This year of benchmark success for the software-defined storage vendor also saw the growth of its engineering team to more than 85 talented individuals, highly-acclaimed product releases of Scality RING7 and the Zenko Multi-Cloud controller, strong industry recognition from leading analyst firms, including IDC and Gartner, who placed Scality as a leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage, the only independent company to be named in the Leaders’ quadrant. Scality also scored second across every use case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Object Storage published on January 25, 2018. Furthermore, the company invested in a new headquarters in San Francisco, moved to larger offices in Tokyo and London, and opened new offices in Germany and Australia.
“We are very proud of our 2017 success and, in particular, the sales acceleration in Q4,” added Lecat. “We’re leading the way as companies seek ways to make more from their data. They’re not only moving rapidly to more cost-effective software-defined storage and increasing their adoption of Object Storage, but looking for ways to leverage clouds–expanding to becoming multi-cloud IT organizations–and our Zenko Multi-cloud Data Controller, launched in July of last year, helps us help them, and positions us well for increased success in 2018.”
Scality’s accelerated adoption in healthcare in 2017 continues, bolstered by the confidence built through real-world successes and by its broad interoperability with the industry’s leading health technology solutions from vendors including ACUO, Fujifilm, GE, McKesson, Philips and others.
“We are seeing the rapid adoption of Object Storage in the healthcare market,” said Jonathan Butz, Executive Project Officer at VertitechIT. “Scality RING provides the efficient data storage and always-on availability required by large hospitals for their medical imaging data (Radiology, Pathology, Cardiology, etc.), and other types of health data, in large part because it delivers the security required for critical patient health information.”
Scality continues to focus its attention on partnerships and channels for growth, and in Q4 indirect sales represented a record high of 78 percent. With HPE the company delivered new factory integrated object storage systems with appliance-like experience (integrated monitoring), and worldwide unified support from HPE PointNext First Call Support and expanded the HPE Step-up Program for Scality, a pay-as-you-grow program that provides a customizable, budget-friendly payment program that provides budget flexibility for our customers. Scality also expanded its partnership with Cisco as a new reseller and delivered a new Cisco Validated Design for Object Storage and Cisco Solution Support for unified first call support.