San Francisco, CA – September 14, 2020 – Scality today announced a 10x performance leap over competitive solutions with its all-flash RING for scale-out file and object storage software, and unveiled new capabilities in the latest release of its flagship RING8 platform. Scality RING customers gain the all-flash advantage with the industry’s only solution to support both scale-out file and object storage on a single platform.
RING was measured to fully saturate the bandwidth of a 40GbE network connection to a cluster of six HPE Apollo 4200 servers with 16X 12G SAS SSD drives each. RING attains this level of performance for both file (NFS; SMB) and object storage (AWS S3) interfaces equally to address the needs of legacy and new cloud-native applications.
This level of performance is the equivalent of storing or serving thousands of high-res image files each second. The result is more than ten times faster than competing scale-out storage solutions and enables the RING to be deployed across a wide range of additional file use cases that are often out of reach for other object storage vendors.
Now, a new expanded set of IO-intensive workloads will benefit from the feature set Scality customers have come to love: proven scalability, flexible choice of storage interfaces, integrated hybrid-cloud data management and the highest levels of data durability. Applications that benefit include those that previously required the use of proprietary and costly storage solutions:
An all-flash RING deployed on a cluster of six servers can typically achieve over 10GB/s of throughput, and with performance increasing as RING cluster sizes grow, Scality customers have substantial headroom to deploy scalable systems with essentially unbounded performance as resources are added.
Modern enterprises must keep pace with a society that expects data to move at the speed of thought — always available and never down. RING has supported hybrid (flash and HDD) storage servers, with flash used to accelerate a high percentage of file system and object operations while preserving the economics of HDD for large data payloads.
Specifically for scale-out file storage (SOFS) has empowered customers to modernize with the highest levels of performance for the most data-intensive file workloads on hybrid flash/HDD, such as:
“This isn’t Scality’s first rodeo with flash. We have a decade of experience using flash media in the RING architecture to accelerate a high percentage of operations for file and object access. But now, with the declining cost curves and increasing densities of flash media, customers can use RING’s scalability and ultra-high data durability alongside the ability to fully leverage all-flash for their high-performance requirements.”
Scality’s customers have embraced RING for high-throughput use cases since 2013, leveraging the combination of flash and HDD to strike the optimum balance of price vs. performance. By leveraging all-flash storage, Scality now brings RING performance to a new level and extends its use to a wider range of application workloads.
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