SCALITY RING TRIAL GUIDE

Get a Head Start on Using the Scality RING

Scality RING Trial Guide Overview

Welcome to the Scality RING Trial Guide: the best way to get a head start on using the Scality RING during your free trial.

The Scality RING Trial is meant to show you how the Scality RING performs in real-world use-cases so you can get a better understanding of what the RING is, how it operates, how you can utilize it for your business, and the benefits it can provide. You can do all of this instantly.

Wide Range of Capacity-Driven Use Cases and Verticals

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Getting Started

You will have 3 hours to complete your trial.

As explained in your registration confirmation email, within the next 20 minutes, you will receive an email from “support@techaccelerator.com.” The email will contain instructions for accessing your trial, including a login ID and a password.

Once you activate your lab, by logging in with your login ID and password, we’ll walk you through a brief presentation to explain the high-level benefits of the RING.

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Once you’ve completed the presentation, in the top right portion of your screen, click on the “Console” button.

This will open up your instance of the RING, and a virtual desktop, displaying a Windows login screen will appear. To proceed, follow the directions on the story bar that will appear on the right side of your screen (outlined in green in the image below).

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You’ll be able to move back and forth between pages by using the navigational arrows and the page numbers a the top of the story bar (<< 1 2 3 4 5 >>). Click on number 2, or the >> arrows to move to the next page and proceed to the next step.

Next, as explained in the images below, click the ‘Console’ drop-down button in the top right corner of the menu bar. Select the ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’ option to inject that command in the Windows console. Select the Scality Trial user on the Windows login screen. Wait a few moments while the RING and Windows Console configuration completes, then click OK on the pop-up. After that click on “3” in the story bar to continue.

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You’ve now successfully started the Scality RING. Continue to follow the story bar on the right of your screen as we walk you through three use-cases, and you get to use and see the Scality RING in action.

Use Cases

 

Use case #1: Using mixed protocols on one system

The first use case we’ll walk you through is writing a file to the RING via a file interface and then reading the same file using an object interface. This demonstrates the Scality RING’s ability to support file and object storage protocols in a single environment.

Use case 1 Using mixed protocols on one system


 

Use case #2: Reliability during disk failure

The second use case we’ll walk you through is streaming a video from the RING, experiencing a disk failure, but continuing to stream the video. This demonstrates the Scality RING’s reliability.

Use case 2 Reliability during disk failure


 

Use case #3: Reliability during server failure

The third use case we’ll walk you through is streaming a video from the RING, experiencing a server failure, but continuing to stream the video. This demonstrates the Scality RING’s reliability.

Use case 3 Reliability during server failure

You will have 3 hours to use your Scality RING Trial. If you need additional time, please register again.

What Next?

We are always looking for new customers, partnership opportunities, as well as for innovative ways we can work with our current partners to improve their business. Additionally, if you are interested in partnering with us for an event, Scality Conversation, or webinar, contact our marketing team today!