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Tyna Callahan

Tyna Callahan

Sr. Director of Communications

Mr. President

This post is an English translation of Scality CEO Jerome Lecat’s letter to President Hollande, written on the occasion of President Hollande’s visit to Silicon Valley.

This post is an English translation of Scality CEO Jerome Lecat’s letter to President Hollande, written on the occasion of President Hollande’s visit to Silicon Valley.

Born and raised in France, I have been dividing my time between Paris and San Francisco since 1989. In 2006, I established my second startup in Silicon Valley, and I moved here full-time in 2011. I am living the American dream, with a successful professional life, a beautiful family, and exceptional weekend windsurfing.

This letter was hand delivered to François Hollande, President of France, to urge France to move beyond its fears regarding the global economy and create a real “Bridge to Silicon Valley,” as other countries have done.

I since realized that the opportunity described here really benefits both sides of the Atlantic. For France, it can help reduce unemployment, and for Silicon Valley, it can provide access to a highly desirable and much-needed talent pool, which can help reduce the current acute skills shortage that startups and established companies experience.

Mr. President,

It is a great honor that you have come to visit us in San Francisco.

Your presence here has been an opportunity for many people to speak out. I have heard some say that it is difficult to be an entrepreneur in France, and others say that my home country has no chance to remain the fifth-largest economy in the world. I do not agree with these views. There are tremendous opportunities for France, provided it picks the right battles.

Scality, the company I run, is the third startup I founded in France, and it will definitely not be the last. In a few years’ time, thanks to French funding, we have been able to become a world leader in data storage infrastructure software, achieving 500 percent growth in 2013. In just a few years, we have come to employ 70 people, two-thirds of whom work in France. Our headcount will grow to 100 by the end of the year.

Ironically, it was our very decision to be in Silicon Valley that enabled us to hire more employees in France. The Silicon Valley ecosystem offers incredible leverage for all companies, whatever their background. Let us help French entrepreneurs gain this leverage, and this will, without fail, lead to more job creation in France.

In Silicon Valley, success attracts success

Ever since Hewlett-Packard put down roots in Palo Alto in 1939, Silicon Valley has nurtured an ecosystem unique in the world for fostering tech innovation. The creation, development, and growth of startups has become a science, to the point that one could call Silicon Valley a “startup factory.” Successful startups can quickly turn into large companies. Silicon Valley is now home to 20 of the 500 largest corporations in America. A Stanford University study found that the 18,000 companies created by its graduates have created 5.4 million jobs. GDP in the San Francisco Bay Area is $535 billion, 20 percent of France’s GDP, in a region that was almost barren one century ago. Not only does Silicon Valley create jobs, but good jobs. A UC Berkeley study revealed that for every job created in high tech, 4.3 related jobs are also created, and the average annual salary across the Bay Area is $65,000, 40 percent higher than France’s average!

The uniqueness of Silicon Valley lies in its ecosystem, which functions as a complete, self-reinforcing network: Universities, entrepreneurs, engineers, venture capitalists, bankers, lawyers and marketing agencies all cooperate and contribute to its success.

The sheer magnitude of this startup factory is difficult to comprehend. Here, it seems like everyone is thinking hard about how to change the world. Everyone has built or worked for a startup or has one in the making. Daily, we rub elbows with companies that might acquire us, and with companies that have enabled their engineers to earn millions of dollars. When Google, Facebook and Twitter had their IPOs, each created more than 1,000 millionaires. Together, these three initial public offerings generated over $10 billion in tax revenues.

Such is the power of stock options: Success and the wealth created is very widely shared and is often used to provide seed capital for the next generation of startups.

There is another factor driving success in Silicon Valley: risk-taking. With each new wave of technology, the playing field is leveled again. Many startups from around the world compete to lead the new technology wave, while incumbents, the successful companies from the previous cycle of innovation, struggle to defend their position. Wave after wave, Silicon Valley emerges all the stronger each time.

Here, one finds a culture of risk-taking, not only for startup founders and employees but also for venture capital firms as well as law firms and recruiters, many of whom also receive compensation that is based in part on stock options. Provided it can articulate how the company will dominate this next market transition, a startup will secure funding for growth, even when a proposal is fairly risky. While only a handful will achieve a billion dollar valuation, predictably, again and again, some surely will. These successes are certainly enough to make the virtuous cycle create significant value for investors, entrepreneurs, employees, and ecosystem more broadly.

We founded Scality in France, and our decision to move the entire management team to Silicon Valley was made not because we wanted to leave France, or even gain customers in the United States, but because we wanted to become part of the ecosystem here, and enjoy the benefit of the ideas that permeate this environment. We are following in the steps of our predecessors, Bernard Liautaud and Denis Payre who, with Partech funding, made the “Silicon Valley leap,” and became the first French company (Business Objects) to be listed on NASDAQ.

Silicon Valley really works like an accelerator, and people are willing to travel a long way to become part of the Valley. We see this happen frequently with entrepreneurs from India, Israel … and France.

France: A good ecosystem for startups

Over the last 30 years, France has built many programs to foster entrepreneurship, in particular in the high tech sector. The tax exemption granted for investments in tech startups, such as the FCPI (Innovation Mutual Fund) and FIP ISF funds, serves to encourage startup financing. Year after year, La Caisse des Dépôts and now BPI have been pillars of these kinds of investment in innovation. France ranks number two in Europe when it comes to investment in venture capital, second only to England and ahead of Germany.

Beyond financing, France also produces some of the world’s top high tech engineers, through its Grandes Ecoles, but also through its specialized schools such as EPITA, or the future “42.” Engineers benefit from outstanding scientific training, demonstrate some of the best analytical thinking in the world, and have what seems like an innate desire to innovate. And for these reasons, France excels in science and technology fields as diverse as aeronautics, nuclear engineering, medicine, banking, civil engineering, and software engineering

Thanks to the Research Tax Credit (Crédit d’Impôt Recherche, CIR), R&D engineers in France cost half as much as they do in Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley is certainly the world’s hub for technology innovation, Google, Facebook and others like them will go to virtually any length to recruit the best engineers. In many areas, France’s engineers are at the top of their fields, as is evidenced by the strong French technology community right here in Silicon Valley.

I would like to pay special tribute to La French Tech, the initiative launched by Fleur Pellerin a few weeks ago. Amidst the general doom and gloom that one senses in France these days, it is invigorating to hear someone highlight positive dynamics that are, indeed, working.

Barriers to development

There are two ways to develop a successful company: Bootstrap, as my father and, before him, my grandfather did, being profitable from day one; or grow like Cisco, Apple, Google, or Facebook and, on the French side, like Business Objects, Neolane, or Criteo did, through a substantial forward investment required to grow and secure a position of global leadership.

In this second method, sustained profitability occurs only after market leadership has been firmly established. Both approaches have their merits; the second carries greater risk, but when it works, it holds the promise of greater return on investment. It is usually the only option in high-tech, where technology cycles are short. A tech startup has an average of 5 to 7 years to establish itself as a leader. After that point, it will likely have been outpaced.

A study by TechCrunch, one of the leading websites covering the Silicon Valley startup community, demonstrated a high correlation between a startup’s ultimate long-term value and its level of investment financing.

Unfortunately, in France, this kind of risk-taking is counter-intuitive.

In contrast to Silicon Valley, French VCs tend to under-finance their startups. This creates a vicious cycle: Under-financed startups are overtaken by the competition and sold at “fire sale” prices.

However, startups that manage to attain global leadership, demonstrating not only technology leadership, but also market leadership, often create significant value via an IPO, or if not, are sold at a large premium, in either case, creating wealth. Profits from high-value exits are often reinvested in another round of new companies. Such is the virtuous circle of Silicon Valley.

This does not mean, of course, that startups should be profligate and foolish in spending their cash, as was too often the case in the late 1990s. Indeed, one of the strengths of French startups is to be capital efficient at technology development, requiring much less capital than typical American startups. Nevertheless, beyond the technology development phase, once the product and market validation have been completed in France, it is important that the company expand its business quickly. This kind of market development is often costly and requires growth capital. Thus, it is absolutely essential to invest significantly in emerging companies, in order to give them a chance of becoming global leaders.

The “de minimis” principle, which limits total FCPI investments to €2 million per year, does not make sense.

For venture capitalists to continue financing startups, it is essential that they realize a profit from their existing investments. This in turn, requires that startups return capital to investors, either by being sold to a larger company, or through an IPO. This second exit option requires much more money, typically four times as much. But as public companies remain independent, they are far more likely to retain their core values and control over their own destiny, and, as a result, be more likely to keep jobs in France.

Ironically, another barrier to development is created by many grants that are too complex to implement.

I have come across startups that turned into bounty hunters, living from grant to grant, from OSEO to ANRT, not to mention export premiums and grants from the EU. These companies seem to spend all of their time writing grant applications, sometimes even changing their business and technology plans to fit grant programs rather than experiment and work with real customers in real markets. No sustainable job creation can come from one-off grants, as generous as they might be.

It would be far more helpful to increase the CIR program, incentivize venture capital funds to increase their investment and re-focus companies on developing their technology and discovering their markets. There is very little grant-making in Silicon Valley, but this is not an obstacle to building valuable companies. Indeed, quite the contrary is true. The only way for entrepreneurs to build sustainable companies is precisely by creating value for their customers.

The fourth barrier to the development of startups in France is probably the most difficult to overcome: the lack of alignment between French labor law and the business pace and constraints of startups.

In identifying labor law as an issue, I am not referring to social security charges. Rather, the cost of labor needs to be considered as a whole, and as I was suggesting earlier, an engineer in France costs half as much as one in Silicon Valley. One of the forces driving Silicon Valley is risk-taking and, in order to succeed, people must be allowed to make mistakes. Most startups, even the greatest success stories, often go through difficult times.

Twice in my career, I have had to make the decision to let 40 percent of my staff go, in order to save the company, making it possible to maintain 60 percent of the employees and start afresh, on sounder footing, and begin hiring again a within a few months. In the United States, this is possible. In France, the cost of a redundancy plan is so high that the only option is to file for bankruptcy. Even without reaching such extremes, while R&D in France is extremely cost efficient, the same is not true for customer services. It takes a significantly larger workforce in France than in the United States to provide 24/7 support, the norm in today’s global digital economy.

Building a bridge between Silicon Valley and France

There is a two-fold opportunity for France, which I believe deserves more attention. First, like Business Objects, Criteo, and Scality, French startups should be encouraged to establish a corporate presence in Silicon Valley, while maintaining Research & Development in France. Second, Silicon Valley companies should be invited to build research & development centers in France. Other countries, in particular, India, Israel, and Ireland, have already realized the value of maintaining cross-border operations both in their home country and in Silicon Valley, in exactly this fashion.

France is an excellent breeding ground for startups. Financing is relatively easy to find, and contrary to popular belief, the cost of labor is relatively low for companies with high added-value, like ours. France itself is a market large enough to enable product and market concepts to be validated at home.

However, after the validation stage, our up-and-coming companies should plan to establish themselves at the heart of whatever ecosystem is best-suited to their long-term growth. In the high tech sector, this usually means Silicon Valley. Scality’s growth, and thus the number of jobs we create in France, has accelerated considerably since Menlo Venture led our last round of financing. This has not only been the result of the funds invested, as our French investors were ready to support our ongoing development, too. It was, rather, a matter of frame of mind, and because, once we had a leading American investor, we were welcomed into the Valley’s ecosystem.

To illustrate, it was almost impossible for us to hire the best people before we had a strong local reference. In contrast, as soon as Menlo Ventures signed on, employees from Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple spontaneously came knocking at our door. Through their extensive networks, Menlo Ventures is introducing Scality to some of America’s top corporations.

While Menlo Ventures has brought Scality many benefits, our partnership is two-way, and Scality has opened the world of French high technology to Menlo. Menlo Ventures, founded in 1976, is one of the top 25 American venture capital firms. But it had never invested in France prior to its investment in Scality. After its investment, it came to realize just how productive R&D is in France and is now looking for other potential French investments. France has world-class engineering talent, and with CIR, we have a real chance to turn France into an employment center providing the top-tier engineering skills needed by the digital economy of the Third Millennium.

Only one shadow looms over this otherwise picture-perfect scene, and it brings me to my main request. France suffers from a terrible image problem regarding labor law, so much so that many American investors are opposed to hiring any teams in France. During our recent fund-raising process, I knocked on the doors of more than 80 venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Almost 20 of them, who were initially interested in investing, shut their doors when I disclosed that our R&D is and would remain in France.

It is not the “R&D-abroad model” they rejected — Israeli and Indian startups are widely praised for exactly this model — but, rather, the fact that our team is in France. Only Menlo Ventures took the time to listen to the reasons behind our decision, and decided to invest in Scality. It is true that French labor law is ill-suited to startups, but less than observers think.

For this reason, I feel it is essential that France, in order to enjoy the benefits of the Silicon Valley accelerator, communicate very broadly with American investment funds in order to dispel the popular, but false, image of French labor practices and counter this by showcasing what France has to offer.

French entrepreneurs established here, along with investment funds such as Partech, idinvest, and Iris, have already begun the hard, daily work needed to change perceptions. Let us help them in this effort, by providing institutional support. This should be a key focus for La French Tech.

Jérôme Lecat is the CEO and founder of Scality.


Past Releases

French Tech
Tokyo, JAPAN – November 7, 2018

Scality Teams with French Tech for 4th Annual SDS Day in Tokyo

Jason Donahue
October 30, 2018

Chairman of the Board

Scality Named a Leader
October 22, 2018

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Zenko 1.0
September 19, 2018

Scality, today announced the availability of Zenko...

Square Box and Scality
Sept. 11, 2018

Team Up to Deliver Integration of CatDV

The Ring
San Francisco, CA – September 5, 2018

New consumption-based IT model for on-premises infrastructure with cloud-scale economics

Scality RING 7.4.1
Tokyo, Japan – Aug 1, 2018

Increased TCO savings, more utilization tracking and enhanced security for customers

Scality’s Zenko CloudServer Certified
San Francisco, CA – July 31, 2018

Zenko CloudServer is the Open Source Amazon S3-compatible service that enables single unified API access to data with support for multi-cloud storage backends

Fingerprint’s Cloud Backup
San Francisco, CA – July 11, 2018

Geo-distributed RING ensures that data is kept intact and reliably available to protect assets for the company’s business clients

Leader in New IDC MarketScape
San Francisco, CA – June 28, 2018

Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2018 Vendor Assessment

MediaHub Selects Scality RING
San Francisco, CA and Sydney – June 26, 2018

Scality RING to raise data resiliency and lower TCO for MediaHub

Scality Joins Cisco at SapphireNOW
San Francisco, CA – June 7, 2018

SAP, Cisco and Scality join forces to make it easier to derive value from vast amounts of data

Scality RING 7.4
San Francisco, CA – June 5, 2018

Sets New Standard for Ease-of-Use in Scale-Out SDS

Scality Integrates Wasabi Cloud
San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA – April 24, 2018

Partnership expands Zenko community ecosystem and enables archival data applications on Wasabi’s high-performance, low-cost cloud storage

Scality Recognized
San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2018

CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 List

Scality Receives $60 Million
San Francisco, CA – April 17, 2018

New Funding, Bringing Total to Date to $152 Million

Com Hem Leverages Scality RING
San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2018

Com Hem case study recounts initial decision and multiple capacity expansions to resilient, economical, always available storage; showcased at NAB show

Scality Achieves Record Levels of Enterprise Customer Acquisition
San Francisco, CA – February 27, 2018

Driven by business-critical use-cases for the world’s most demanding enterprises at multi-petabyte scale

Scality RING Improves Position in Product Scores
San Francisco, CA – February 13, 2018

Report published in 2018 rates Scality RING in top two in five product scores across all use cases

Rackspace Achieves Real Economic
San Francisco, CA – January 30, 2018

Rackspace counts on Scality to meet its 24/7/365 availability promise

Scality Selected as a Finalist
San Francisco, CA – January 25, 2018

Scality RING7 Shortlisted in the Software-Defined Storage Category

Press Releases for 2017

Dailymotion Trusts Scality to Store and Deliver
San Francisco, CA – November 16, 2017

Scaling from Terabytes to More than Thirty Petabytes with No Downtime

Scality Delivers Object Storage
San Francisco, CA – November 14, 2017

HPE Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING Systems

Scality Named Leader by Gartner
San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2017

Scality Allows You to Store and Access Billions of Objects

Scality Broadens its Multi-cloud Footprint
San Francisco, CA & Orlando, FL – September 27, 2017

Scality Connect Expands Scality’s Multi-Cloud Options

Molotov Reinvents Television
San Francisco, CA – September 18, 2017

Molotov Relies on Scality Software-Defined Object Storage for Boundless Scalability

Scality Expands Go-To-Market Strategy
San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2017

Pivotal Vice President Positions

SURFsara Relies on Scality RING Object Storage
San Francisco, CA – August 23, 2017

SURFdrive Cloud Assures Always-on Availability, Streamlined Collaboration, and Limitless Scalability

Scality Launches Zenko, Open Source Software to Assure Data Control in a Multi-Cloud World
San Francisco, CA – July 11, 2017

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

S3 Server
San Francisco, CA – June 28, 2017

Gains Extraordinary Momentum as it Simplifies the Life of Developers

Scality Cracks Enterprise Cloud Security Anxieties
San Francisco, CA – June 6, 2017

Scality RING7 Tackles Rampant Cybersecurity Breaches Head-on with File and Object Versioning, Geo-distribution, Data Location Control, and Replication to AWS S3

Scality expands field operations team
San Francisco, CA – May 25, 2017

Company Doubles Headcount in Americas Region in Support of High Revenue Growth

Silver Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year in 2017 American Business Awards
San Francisco, CA – May 3, 2017

Scality CEO Jérôme Lecat Honored with Silver Stevie® Award for Executive of the Year in 2017 American Business Awards

Scality accelerates multi-cloud adoption
San Francisco, CA – April 18, 2017

Scality S3 Server Now Supports a Wide Variety of Private and Public Cloud Services; Adds High Availability and Resiliency to Enhance Production Deployments

Scality Takes Part in the Course du Coeur 2017
Paris, France CA – January 30, 2017

Pour la première fois, Scality, leader des solutions logicielles de stockage, s’engage dans une compétition majeure « La Course du Coeur 2017 » avec une équipe de 18 personnes dont 14 coureurs.

Record Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth
San Francisco, CA – March 2, 2017

Company Begins 2017 as a Recognized Market Leader and Top-50 Workplace with Strong S3-focused Growth and Key Security Optimization Products for Enterprise Clouds

Scality Named Oracle Partner Network Platinum Level Partner
San Francisco, CA – March 9, 2017

Oracle Recognizes Scality for Revolutionizing the Way Enterprises Think about Database Backup & Archiving; Companies Collaborate to Introduce Storage Solution

Scality Guarantees 100 Percent Uptime
San Francisco, CA – February 28, 2017

New Scality HALO Cloud Monitor, with Scality Dedicated Care Service, Delivers Always-on Availability for Petabyte-scale Cloud Storage, Providing Remote Monitoring of Customer Environments, Predictive Analytics, Capacity Planning, and Intuitive Dashboard Reporting.

Press Releases for 2016

Scality Announces Version 6.4 of S3 Server for RING
San Francisco, CA – November 28, 2016

The company also has joined the AWS Partner Network and has released the Open Source S3 Server to the AWS Marketplace

IDC MarketScape Recognizes Scality
San Francisco, CA – December 08, 2016

Report Identifies “Strength in Experience” and “Strong Product” as Key Factors in Leadership Position and is the Third Time Scality has been Recognized as a Leader.

Scality Named One of the 50 Best Workplaces
San Francisco, CA – December 5, 2016

The Silicon Review, a business and technology magazine for tech decision makers and enterprise IT.

Scality nommée parmi les 50 entreprises où il fait bon travailler
San Francisco, CA – December 5, 2016

The Silicon Review

Fujitsu in Joint Intercontinental Data Center Coordination Field Trial
Osaka, Japan, Nov 21, 2016

Using Cold Data Storage

Scality’s Open-Source S3 Server
San Francisco, CA – November 15, 2016

Company Launches a Self-Certification Program for S3 Compatible Applications

New Scality ATLAS Partner Program
San Francisco, CA – September 13th, 2016

Scality Strengthens Focus on Partnerships

Scality Strengthens Partnership
SAN FRANCISCO – January 12, 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise for Software-Defined File and Object Storage

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Expands High-Performance
April 4, 2016

Workload Optimized Compute and Storage

Los Alamos National Laboratory Powers Trinity
April 4, 2016

Scality RING storage proven at 28.5 Gigabytes per second

Scality and Dell Expand Collaboration
San Francisco, CA – April 19, 2016

Provide Petabyte-Scale Software-defined Storage Solutions for Digital Businesses

Storage Made Easy Signs Partnership Agreement with Scality
San Francisco, CA – May 18, 2016

Scality selects leading Enterprise File Share and Sync solution, Storage Made Easy

Scality Introduces RING Version 6.0
San Francisco, CA – June 9th, 2016

Sets New Standard for S3 Integration, Compliance, and Performance at Scale for Mission-Critical Digital Business Workloads

Scality Announces the S3 Server
San Francisco, CA – June 14th, 2016

A New Open Source Single-Server Software for Local Development, Testing, and Production of Cloud-Native Applications compatible with Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3

Telenet Celebrates Six Years of Usage of Scality RING
San Francisco, CA – June 22nd, 2016

Telenet Scaled to 25 Times the Initial Capacity Over Multiple Generations of Hardware

Scality Advances to Preferred Solution Partner
San Francisco, CA – August 2nd, 2016

within the Cisco Solution Partner Program

Petabyte-Scale Compliance Archiving Solution
Freiburg, Germany – August 3rd, 2016

Now Available with Industry-Leading Storage Density

Scality partners with OVH
San Francisco, CA – August 30, 2016

Industry Leaders Partner to Offer Service Providers and Enterprises with the Most Efficient and Scalable Hosted Cloud Storage

Scality Atlas Program
San Francisco, CA – September 13th, 2016

Scality Strengthens Focus on Partnerships with New Scality ATLAS Partner Program

Kinetic Open Storage Project Plugfest
San Francisco, CA – September 14th, 2016

Open Source Project Members and Toshiba Invite Storage Solution Professionals to Event

Enterprise Backup
San Francisco, CA – October 18, 2016

Scality Dominates the Field in Object Storage for Enterprise Backup

Pierre Derome as Vice President of Engineering
San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2016

Pierre Derome, previously CTO of T-Mobile online, joins to lead engineering.

Scality Growth Soars in Third Quarter
San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2016

100 Percent Year Over Year Growth Since the Beginning of the Year

Gartner’s First Magic Quadrant
San Francisco, CA – October 31, 2016

By 2021, more than 80% of business data will be stored in scale-out storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, up from 30% today

GigaOM Research highlights Scality
San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2013

Object Store performance, scalability and cost benefits

Programme Partenaires ATLAS
PARIS – 13 septembre 2016

Scality met l’accent sur les partenariats avec son nouveau Programme

Rackspace chooses Open-Xchange’s Dovecot Pro on Scality Object Storage
Nuremberg, Germany, May 24, 2016

3.5 million Rackspace email users to benefit from highly-reliable and scalable Object Storage

Press Releases for 2015

Scality Closes $45 Million Series D Funding
San Francisco, CA – August 24, 2015

Operating Capital Secured to Accelerate Scality’s Go-to-Market Strategy and Develop Indirect Sales Channels to Expand Global Reach and be Primed for a 2017 IPO

Scality broadens enterprise adoption
San Francisco, CA – June 24, 2015

Market Leaders Run Mission-Critical Applications with Hundreds of Millions of End Users on Scality; Company Launches First Self-Service Trial for Massive-Scale Software-Based Storage

Scality and Dell Collaborate
San Francisco, CA – August 18, 2015

Software-defined Data Center Storage Manager Solutions

Scality relocalise son centre de recherche et de développement
San Francisco, CA – October 5th, 2015

Scality poursuit son expansion mondiale et lance un nouveau campus à Paris afin de favoriser la collaboration et de faciliter le recrutement

Scality Relocates Research and Development Center
San Francisco, CA – October 6th, 2015

Scality Continues Global Expansion, Launches New Campus in Paris

Scality Wins
Paris, France / San Francisco, CA – October 14th, 2015

National ‘Start-Up of the Year’ Award in France

Scality Sluit Partnership met AXEZ
UTRECHT, Nederland – Storage Expo – 4 November 2015

AXEZ wordt wederverkoper van de Scality RING. Daarmee gaan we nieuwe clouddiensten lanceren voor klanten die behoefte hebben aan oplossingen voor Storage-as-a-Service mét de unieke RING-infrastructuur

CEA Computing Center Selects Scality
San Francisco, CA – October 27th, 2015

The Scality RING Software Provides Object-Based Interface for High Performance Computing (HPC) at Exascale

Scality Signs Distribution Agreement with AXEZ
Storage Expo, Netherlands – 4th November 2015

AXEZ to Resell the Scality RING

Scality Ranked Among the Fastest Growing Companies
Paris, France / San Francisco, CA – December 10, 2015

Exceptional Award Year

Scality Names Syed Hoda CMO
San Francisco, CA – December 15, 2015

Further Accelerate Growth

Scality est classée par Deloitte
Paris, 2015

Sociétés à la croissance la plus rapide dans la région EMEA

Start-up de l’année 2015
14 Octobre 2015

L’entreprise obtient une reconnaissance nationale

HPE and Scality announce partnership

Video Interview

Press Releases for 2014

Dailymotion Selects Scality RING
San Francisco, CA – June 25, 2014

Dailymotion Selects Scality RING to Store and Stream 40 Million Video Titles

Scality Integrates Aspera High-Performance File Transfer
San Francisco, CA – April 7, 2014

With the growth of large data files from HD and 4K content

Scality and SGI integrate Scality RING and SGI DMF™
San Francisco, CA – April 8, 2014

SGI and Scality collaborate to develop high performance, highly scalable implementation of SGI’s Tier Virtualization solution

French Tech to host influential Silicon Valley and New York investors
Paris, France – June 5th 2014

Investors and thought leaders from Silicon Valley and New York to meet with members of the French Tech Initiative

Scality RING Selected by Los Alamos National Laboratory
San Francisco, CA – June 23, 2014

RING to provide a multi-hundred petabyte storage environment for simulation data monitoring the health of the US nuclear stockpile

Scality announces a global reseller agreement with HP
San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2014

Company to Present Research Report that Forecasts Massive Storage Industry Disruption Driven by Software Defined Storage

Scality Announces Global Agreement with HPE
San Francisco, CA – October 16, 2014

Strategic Relationship Dramatically Expands Availability of Scality’s Software Defined Storage Solution

Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform
RUST, Germany — March 31, 2014

Delivers Increased Performance and Lower TCO

ServerCentral Selects Scality’s RING
San Francisco, CA – February 27, 2014

Object Storage to Power Internet Video Distribution

First sixth months in Review
San Francisco, CA – June 25, 2014

Scality sees major customer deployments, continued Enterprise and OpenStack product investment and management team expansion

Scality Achieves Another Record Year
San Francisco, CA – January 29, 2014

Bookings Growth of 500%

Press Releases for 2013

Scality Announces RING Scale-Out Storage for Media.
San Francisco, CA – April 2nd, 2013

RING Digital Media Storage solution

SGI Announces OEM Partnership
FREMONT, CA. — January 22, 2013

with Scality for Scale-Out Storage Solution

Scality Joins the Active Archive Alliance
San Francisco, CA – April 10, 2013

Scality RING’s flexible solution is perfectly suited to long-term preservation needs

Scality lève 22 millions de dollars
San Francisco, Californie – 9 Juillet 2013

auprès de Menlo Ventures, Iris Capital et FSN PME, avec la participation de tous ses investisseurs actuels

Scality joins the OpenStack Foundation
San Francisco, CA – March 13, 2013

Corporate Sponsor and an Active Contributing Member

IDC MarketScape places Scality
San Francisco, CA – November 7, 2013

Object Storage Leaders Category

Scality is named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner
San Francisco, CA – July 9th, 2013

Gartner’s high profile “Cool Vendor” report

German Aerospace Center Deploys Scality RING
San Francisco — November 14th, 2013

Power mission-critical environmental analysis of high resolution earth images

Scality announces NFS
San Francisco, CA – October 29th, 2013

Immediate release of Scality RING 4.2, the first object storage solution with native NFS

Antoine Fauvel
San Francisco, CA – September 12th 2013

Senior Director of European Sales

Penguin Announces Icebreaker CS Storage Platform
8-11, 2013

HD, 3D and now 4K formats

Chyro Media Asset Management Selects Scality RING for Digital Media
San Francisco, CA & Levallois-Perret, France – April 9, 2013

Scality RING for Digital Media deployed at the heart of Chyro Web Media Manager

Scality achieves Dell Technology Partner certification
Paris, France – Jan 8th, 2013

Scality Joins the Dell Technology Partner Program

Press Releases for 2012

San Francisco, CA – July 16th, 2012


RING Organic Storage 4.0
San Francisco, CA – April 2, 2012

Scality sets a new milestone for file storage at scale.

ESG confirms Scality is 10 times faster than other object-based storage
San Francisco, CA – April 3, 2012

ESG Lab confirms the exceptional performance of Scality RING Organic Storage V4.0

Libero selects Scality RING Organic for its email platform
Milan and San Francisco — June 06, 2012

Scality powers scalable, affordable and “future proofed” storage infrastructure for leading Italian email provider

ESG confirms Scality is 10 times faster than other object-based storage
San Francisco, CA – April 3, 2012

ESG Lab confirms the exceptional performance of Scality RING Organic Storage V4.0

Scality embraces CDMI
San Francisco, CA – September 18, 2012

Scality announces General Availability of Dewpoint, their deployment proven CDMI server

Scality Partners with Sendmail
San Francisco, CA – July 25th 2012

Bring Award Winning Object Storage Solution to ISP Market

Openwave Messaging and Scality Announce Strategic Partnership
Redwood City and San Francisco, CA – October 30th, 2012

Time Warner Cable selects Openwave Messaging’s Universal Messaging

CP and Scality
San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA – October 17th 2012

Critical Path & Scality grow relationship after successful joint deployment at Libero

Scality Joins the Intel® Cloud Builders Program
San Francisco, CA – September 26th, 2012

Scality illustrates its powerful cloud storage solution based on high performance

Press Releases for 2011

Scality best value option
SNW Europe, Frankfurt, Germany – 2nd November 2011

Scality CEO, Jérôme Lecat, Lifts the Lid on Storage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) findings

Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure
Orlando, FL – 23rd February 2011

Parallels to leverage Scality RING technology

New release of Scality RING
San Francisco, California – 7th June 2011

RING Organic Storage™ handles billions of files and hundreds of thousands of objects per second with the grace and efficiency of an organic system

Scality Partners with Gladinet
Rust, Germany – 23rd March 2011

Unleash Mass Adoption of Cloud Storage – On Premise Cloud

Scality and CTERA Networks
SNW, Santa Clara, CA—April 5, 2011

Cloud Storage Service Providers and Distributed Enterprises can Now Rapidly Create and Manage Highly Scalable and Reliable Backup and Disaster Recovery Services

Data That Lives Forever in the Cloud
Structure 2011, San Francisco, CA, June 21st 2011

Organic Storage Keeps Data Alive Indefinitely

Scality Exposes DNA of Cloud Storage Costs
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov. 30, 2011

Storage Innovators Scality, Coraid, Crossroads and WhipTail Scrutinize 200TB Amazon Cloud Storage Use Case

Scality secures $7 million
San Francisco, California – 1st March 2011

CEO Jerome Lecat unveils strategy to embrace the full potential of the Cloud

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