July 09, 2013

Scality is named “cool vendor” by Gartner.

San Francisco, CA
United States

Scality RING scales out linearly and limitlessly

Gartner’s high profile “Cool Vendor” report identifies companies who are considered to be uniquely innovative, impactful and intriguing.

San Francisco, CA – July 9th, 2013 Scality, the leading software-defined storage company for the petabyte scale, has been named “Cool Vendor”* by Gartner, a top IT research firm. The sought after distinction analyzes five companies that approach the storage infrastructure market with fresh ideas. Many of the more than 400 Cool Vendors that Gartner is profiling are exploiting the nexus of cloud computing, social, mobile and information to challenge long-held assumptions and effect IT investment. These vendors are transforming the ways businesses operate and consumers engage with technology.**  

  • “It’s an honor to be recognized by Gartner. The Cool Vendor report is a very savvy and well researched publication. We consider our inclusion to be a testament to our exceptional software-defined storage technology, and happy customer base, and are proud to be listed among previous companies such as Isilon, Data Domain, storsimple and Violin Memory,” 

    Jerome Lecat Scality’s CEO

Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. The annual reports highlight emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies warranting attention from prospective customers. For more information, visit https://www.gartner.com/technology/research/cool-vendors/.

Gartner points out that these reports are meant to help organizations filter out hype; hone in on worthwhile innovations, and identify those vendors that are inflection points in market evolution. Through statistical analysis, Gartner has found that the innovative value of the Cool Vendor mention lasts over time. Indeed, Gartner Cool Vendor reports have spotted successful companies. (Source: A statistical look back at Gartner Cool Vendor reports since 2004, Published May 22 2012. Gartner document number G00234679)

Scality’s revolutionary software-defined storage, based on object-based technology delivers what some thought to be impossible. Virtualizing storage and making it infinitely scalable, uniquely resilient and flexible enough to accommodate HPC workloads or long term archival storage needs from a single unified technology. RING software gracefully incorporates high end technologies like erasure coding technology, geographic distribution and multi tenancy – while reducing data center footprints by up to 60%. RING delivers a single integrated solution that fully represents the Gartner Cool Vendor premise of innovative, impactful and intriguing technology.

*Gartner, Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2013, Dave Russell, et al, April 22, 2013.

**Gartner, Cool Vendors 2013: Exploiting the Forces That Empower the Individual and Erode IT Control, Daryl C. Plummer, Michele Cantara, May 7, 2013.


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Director of Corporate Communications

Julie Greene