Zenko multi-cloud controller provides insight into and control of unstructured data while leveraging the efficiency and scale of both private and public cloud storage
San Francisco, CA – July 11, 2017 Scality, a world leader in object and cloud storage, today announced the open source launch of its Scality Zenko, a Multi-Cloud Data Controller. The new solution is free to use and embed into developer applications, opening a new world of multi-cloud storage for developers.
Zenko provides a unified interface based on a proven implementation of the Amazon S3 API across clouds. This allows any cloud to be addressed with the same API and access layer, while storing information in their respective native format. For example, any Amazon S3-compliant application can now support Azure Blob Storage without any application modification. Scality’s vision for Zenko is to add data management controls to protect vital business assets, and metadata search to quickly subset large datasets based on simple business descriptors.
“We believe that everyone should be in control of their data,” said Giorgio Regni, CTO at Scality.
“Our vision for Zenko is simple—bring control and freedom to the developer to unleash a new generation of multi-cloud applications. We welcome anyone who wants to participate and contribute to this vision.”
“With Zenko, Scality makes it even easier for enterprises of all sizes to quickly and cost-effectively deploy thousands of apps within the Microsoft Azure Cloud and leverage its many advanced services,” said Jurgen Willis, Head of Product for Azure Object Storage at Microsoft Corp. “Data stored with Zenko is stored in Azure Blob Storage native format, so it can easily be processed in the Azure Cloud for maximum scalability.”
Zenko builds on the success of the company’s Scality S3 Server, the open-source implementation of the Amazon S3 API, which has experienced more than 600,000 DockerHub pulls since it was introduced in June 2016. Scality is releasing this new code to the open source community under an Apache 2.0 license, so that any developer can use and extend Zenko in their development.
Zenko Multi-Cloud Data Controller expands the Scality S3 Server, and includes:
Application developers looking for design efficiency and rapid implementation will appreciate the productivity benefits of using Zenko. Today, applications must be rewritten to support each cloud, which reduces productivity and makes the use of multiple clouds expensive. With Zenko, applications are built once and deployed across any cloud service.
“Cityzen Data provides a data management platform for collecting, storing, and delivering value from all kinds of sensor data to help customers accelerate progress from sensors to services, primarily for health, sport, wellness, and scientific applications,” said Mathias Herberts, co-founder and CTO at Cityzen Data. “Scality provides our backend storage for this and gives us a single interface for developers to code within any cloud on a common API set. With Scality, we can write an application once and deploy anywhere on any cloud.”
For more information on the Scality Zenko Multi-Cloud Data Controller and to download it for free, visit www.zenko.io.