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Scality and SGI integrate Scality RING and SGI DMF™

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Tyna Callahan

Tyna Callahan

Sr. Director of Communications

Scality RING becomes part of the DMF-managed data fabric

SGI DMF is a policy based storage tier virtualization solution
San Francisco, CA – November 16, 2017

Scality, a leader in software-defined storage, announced full integration between Scality RING and SGI DMF.

SGI DMF is a policy based storage tier virtualization solution that enables seamless online access across different types of storage, including Cloud, object, disk and tape. By automatically placing data in the appropriate storage tier according to how it is used, DMF dramatically reducing the cost of storage for managing large volumes of data. It is in broad use in markets such as Media and Entertainment, high performance compute and other data intensive verticals.

The integration with the DMF means that the Scality RING can become part of the DMF-managed data fabric to providing access to the RING’s parallel access to boost data retrieval and transfer times. Using the combined solution, IT organizations will be able to migrate massive volumes of data at wire speed thanks to the RING’s massively parallel architecture of the RING.

Scality and SGI integration represents the first industry deployment of DMF on an object storage platform.

“Scality RING is the perfect companion to SGI DMF and provides a large, resilient and fast tier two storage for inactive data. The combination of Scality RING and SGI DMF allows users to manage the cost of storage throughout the data lifecycle. Policy-based tiering can assign data automatically to different storage tiers based on cost and utilization criteria, while maintaining seamless access, significantly reducing the cost of high volume storage,” said Philippe Nicolas, Director of Product Strategy at Scality.

And DMF assists in the migration of older legacy data formats such as tape to newer storage formats.

“Our integration with Scality represents an important step for SGI in growing the market for DMF and delivering a highly scalable storage tier for both our current customers and prospective users. DMF is a high performance tier virtualization product that can attain even greater performance when coupled with Scality’s RING,” said Doug Rainbolt, GM of the SGI Storage business unit.


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