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Today Scality announced RING 7.4 Long Term Support (LTS) release: it’s easy to use and cheaper to deploy than any other RING ever. Customers can get started with a RING 7.4 scale-out file and object storage with just 3-server configurations. RING 7.4 is an easy, smaller and more affordable entry-point for software defined storage (SDS).

Scality chose “easy” as a focus keyword for version 7.4 of the RING, after achieving leadership in terms of vision, capabilities and economics. The new Supervisor UI offers a comprehensive, unified portal for all aspects of management and monitoring of native AWS S3 and file (NFS, SMB) storage interfaces. To ease deployment, the new release introduces a unified Installer, which enables customers to deploy the RING easily​ in under an hour ​on any of 45 reference platform architectures, including the new 3-server entry point configurations on HPE Apollo 4200/4510 server platforms.

Scality RING 7.4 easy Supervisor UI

Over the past decade, consumers of petabyte-scale storage have come to rely on the robust capabilities and economies offered by Scality RING. A recent analysis from IDC shows the value that customers achieved by adopting Scality on HPE servers at an average of $898,970 per PB per year ($5.48 million per organization) over three years. The new 3-server configurations on HPE Apollo 4200 and 4510 servers offers a new and affordable entry point for customers. RING 7.4 dashboard offers “at-a-glance” dashboard with REST API, unified trending and forecasting metrics and KPIs, monitoring, alerts, server and disk monitoring for HPE Apollo server platforms and easy point-and-click provisioning of S3 and file system services.

The UI now accommodates private labeling so partners and cloud providers can brand their Scality RING solutions. Cloud providers appreciate also the new Service Provider portal provides secure management of the RING’s integrated AWS-compatible Identity and Access Management (IAM) multi-tenancy services, including provisioning of new Accounts, Users, Groups and Policies, plus an S3 browser that provides integrated management of S3 Buckets and Object data.

Our strategic focus for the RING is to make Software Defined Storage as close to appliance-like experience as possible, while preserving the full freedom of choice and scalability benefits of SDS. Emphasizing the user experience for all aspects of RING 7.4, we have further reduced OPEX by cutting the time needed to deploy and operate the RING at multi-petabyte scale.

There’s a lot more to Scality RING 7.4.  Download the new RING 7.4 Technical White Paper to learn more, and view the new Supervisor’s capabilities.

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