Webinar Replay: Mama, don’t take my file system away!
File Versus Object – Implementing a unified object storage platform for both.
When object based storage was in its infancy, Scality developed a highly scalable object based platform. However, it quickly became clear that, no matter how much systems architects liked the object-based model, the correlating applications would take decades to adapt to the new models. Faced with this reality, we pursued the development of a true scale-out file system — a file system built on top of an infinitely scalable object backend.
Chief Engineering Architect
Scality’s file system is uniquely positioned to meet this need.
The growth of unstructured data is no longer news, but it will continue to remain as a challenge to most. Many corporations find themselves dealing with volumes of data that far outstrip anything they have ever dealt with in the past. While cloud and object based storage platforms have advantages when dealing with the massive data volumes, enterprises find themselves with legacy applications, that have been build around the POSIX file system paradigm. Thirty years ago when the standard was born, hard drives were measured in megabytes. Since that time much has changed, but file systems have remained at the very core of how applications store data, and notably unstructured data, where the only structure around the data was the file system.
Scality developed a highly scalable object based platform, back when object based storage was in its infancy, but it quickly became clear that, no matter how much systems architects liked tag object based model, the applications would take decades to adapt the new models. Faced with this reality we pursued the development of a true scale-out file system, a file system built on top of a an infinitely scalable object backend.
Another trend accompanying the growth of the volume of data stored, is the increase in the perceived value of the stored data, as machine learning, data mining, collaborative and web 2.0 services with always on, always available have grown to be the expectation.
- Scality’s file system is uniquely positioned to meet these needs, among the topics discussed will include:
- What true “scale-out” looks like, and the difference it makes managing large data sets
- How to implement and manage always-on storage, when always means always?
- Data protection at multi-petabyte scale
- Multiple interfaces for multiple workloads
- Geo-distribution models that keep your data available
- Living in a post backup world
- Preparing for the future, be it file or object
Addressing Data Storage Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare with Scality and Cisco
The reality of today’s Digital Transformation means that massive amounts of data of many different types are generated in the course of healthcare diagnostics, delivery and maintenance. Radiology, pathology cardiology, dermatology… multiple specialties contribute large images to the patient record, while audio, high-resolution images, videos, security camera footage, IoT, documents and other materials round out a large patient data set.
Greg DiFraia Field CTO, Scality
Alan Stearn Technical Solutions Architect, Scality
There is a massive and ever-increasing amount of data to be used, stored and protected in healthcare. To serve its purpose, that data needs to be available whenever it’s needed, 24/7/365 by healthcare professionals. The amount of information is huge, and growing as resolutions get higher, modalities increase and patients age.
Scality and Cisco help you meet these challenges by delivering superior data durability with availability that’s guaranteed, and low TCO.
Scality and Microsoft demonstrate how to use any Amazon S3 application with Azure Blob Storage
Many applications use Amazon Web Services S3 for cloud storage. What if these applications could use Azure Blob Storage without any modifications?
VP Cloud Business Dev
Join Scality and Microsoft for an on-demand overview and demonstration of Scality Connect for Azure Blob Storage which provides an Amazon S3 front-end to Azure Blob Storage.
Scality and Microsoft will:
- Present Scality Connect and how it provides customers choice and flexibility in cloud storage providers while saving time and money
- Demonstrate how easy it is to get started and enable you to use Azure Blob Storage without requiring application modifications or on-going support of multiple APIs