October 18, 2016

Scality dominates the field in object storage for enterprise backup with the largest certified partner ecosystem in the industry

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The company understands the unique application requirements

With Unparalleled Partnerships, Scality Supports More Than Eighty Percent of the Market Share in Backup Applications

San Francisco, CA – October 18, 2016 Scality, world leader in object and cloud storage, announced that it now owns the largest certified partner ecosystem in the industry with more than 80 percent of the market share in backup applications able to use Scality’s Software Defined Storage (SDS) as their secure repository. With more than 50 application partners, and 25 certified applications, including backup applications from Commvault, CTERA, IBM, Veeam and Veritas, Scality RING enables large enterprise to move from a purpose built backup appliance to a more cost effective SDS approach by leveraging the deduplication functionality of the best backup software.

The company understands the unique application requirements and the importance of using the application that works for them. Whether it is a traditional backup software strategy or the emerging file sync & share as backup strategy, Scality has created the broad ecosystem to support these varied requirements. Thanks to its SDS approach, Scality RING is the ideal target for enterprise backup addressing the critical aspects of backup storage for today’s digital business: scale, integrity and efficiency. Scality’s SDS is infinitely scalable, to petabytes and beyond, and it protects valuable data with 14×9’s of durability. Scality’s storage also brings the all-around efficiency of extremely fast backup and restore with its ultimate parallel throughput, 100 percent availability, and dramatically low total cost of ownership. These qualities, combined with enabling continued use of existing backup applications thanks to the long list of applications certified by Scality, make the Scality RING the backup repository platform of choice for today’s digital business.

Scality continues to demonstrate its superior capabilities with proven partnerships. Scality supports four of the five market leaders in Gartner’s June 2016 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, as well as the leading innovators in cloud-native backup applications.

New approaches to data protection, such as CTERA’s, employ file sync & share with automated scheduling of that synchronization to public, private and hybrid cloud targets to facilitate a non-traditional form of backup and recovery that is increasingly discussed by leading analysts and Data Infrastructure Modernization. Cloud-native backup applications are designed for multi-site environments and remote offices, and extend data protection to protect customers from new threats such as ransomware or extortion hacks.

“Driven by a sharp increase in cyber-criminality, enterprise customers are looking to enhance their data protection strategies beyond traditional backup,” said Jeff Denworth, SVP Marketing of CTERA. “A smart balance of scheduled backups and real-time file synchronization using cloud storage – such as CTERA and Scality RING – enables customers to avoid operational downtime in case of a cyber-attack and avoid having to pay ransom to get access to their critical data.”

The Scality RING runs on low-cost, easily deployed industry standard servers from HP, Dell, Cisco, Supermicro, and many others. Customers can mix and match models and vendors, with no data migration required. In addition, for applications running in the cloud on Amazon Web Services, Scality’s RING makes a perfect low-cost, highly secure on-premises backup platform. It’s fully S3 compatible, with native support for AWS IAM enterprise-grade security.

“Many Fortune 500 Enterprises realize that they need to move to Cloud IT, leveraging multiple clouds, but it is difficult to know where to start. Deploying Scality RING as a target for backup applications proves to be a low hanging fruit, it is a perfect first experience in private cloud deployment, delivering instant benefits, without disrupting the traditional IT workflow,” said Erwan Menard, President and COO of Scality. “By deploying Scality RING now, our customers have a first step in Cloud IT, while improving data security and restore performance, and significantly lowering costs.”

Scalable beyond petabytes, when it’s time to add more capacity, users can simply plug in additional servers and let the software handle the rest. Customers can choose whatever hardware offers the best mix of density, performance, support, and price point in the market. The Scality RING object storage platform can meet all of customers’ criteria for mass-scale backup for both today’s and tomorrow’s data

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About Scality

Scality® storage propels companies to unify data management no matter where data lives — from edge to core to cloud. Our market-leading file and object storage software protects data on-premises and in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With RING and ARTESCA, Scality’s approach to managing data across the enterprise accelerates business insight for sound decision-making and maximum return on investment. To compete in a data-driven economy, IT leaders and application developers trust Scality to build sustainable, adaptable solutions. 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.

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