Welcome!

SDN Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Greg Schulz, Jerome McFarland

News Feed Item

Scality Releases RING™ 5.0 Software-Defined Storage and Introduces Unified File, Object, and VM Storage for Enterprise Clouds and Service Providers

Scality, the world’s first and only software-based, software-defined storage, announced today at VMworld 2014, version 5.0 of the Scality RING software. The RING 5.0 adds “Amazon EBS-like” VM storage capabilities to enable enterprises and service providers to run multiple cloud storage workloads, across file, object and VM applications, in one single petabyte-scale storage environment. Today’s RING is as much as 95 percent faster than last year’s edition for file operations and random IO, powering Global Enterprise Cloud use cases such as Enterprise NAS, File Sync and Share, and Backup.

Scality RING 5.0 performance matches Amazon EBS at 200 IOPS per VM, with bursting capabilities of 3,000 IOPS per VM, and scales out linearly to hundreds of thousands of VMs. Unlike All Flash Arrays and VM Storage Appliances, which address different segments of the market, Scality offers unified storage for VM data and massive amounts of application data, for 10X lower cost per terabyte, and tremendous economies of scale. In petabyte-scale RING deployments, customers are effectively getting VM data storage for free. Through groundbreaking innovation within RING’s scale-out file system and database components, Scality is now unique in supporting key value data, POSIX semantics, and byte-range changes in volumes, diversifying usage across many workloads and applications. Scality RING can be deployed on-premises for private cloud or in a hosted environment to provide cloud services.

RING 5.0 also advances Scality’s software-defined data center (SDDC) strategy by improving automation of deployment, installation, and management with support of standard DevOps tools and a redesigned GUI. This includes support of OpenStack Cinder to programmatically provision Scality VM storage.

“Given the current Gold Rush around software-defined 'everything,' it's refreshing to see a storage approach that is grounded entirely in software,” said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President of Storage at 451 Research. “By offering a straight software play that supports multiple, enterprise-level workloads -- supporting file, object and now VM-level access -- on a single platform, Scality offers one of the most complete software-defined storage platforms we have seen to date. By using object storage as an enabling layer, complemented by native file system and VM storage access, they can not only deliver storage at massive scale, but also provide high performance for a variety of workloads.”

Significant growth of Scality in M&E, Cloud Services, and Financial Services

  • Media and Entertainment companies are overwhelmed with petabytes of high-resolution media, and under attack from new business models. They are adopting software-defined storage to consolidate redundant delivery infrastructure, and scale to hundreds of petabytes efficiently. Scality is excited to help new customers like Deluxe Entertainment, the premier post-production company, enhance their business with SDS.
  • Web Application and Service Providers are growing their businesses at double and triple digits, but competition is intense. They are adopting software-defined storage to eliminate redundant storage infrastructure, increase the ability to offer new services, and scale to hundreds of petabytes cost-competitively. Scality is working with new customers like QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, and Dailymotion, the world’s second largest online video site, to upgrade their infrastructure for the next generation of services.
  • Financial Services companies are the vanguard of the SDDC, virtualizing the majority of their applications. Their storage strategy however is siloed, inefficient, and expensive to operate. They are adopting software-defined storage to provide a unified pool of limitless storage across multiple storage workloads to increase agility and reduce operating costs. Scality is now working with several of the world’s largest banks to extend their Enterprise Clouds with unified object and VM storage.

“The vision of the SDDC is rapidly becoming reality,” said Jerome Lecat, the CEO of Scality. “Our customers in Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, Service Providers, and other industries are looking for a pure software solution to be the storage foundation for their modern data centers. We are excited to provide that foundation with RING 5.0.”

“Seagate is seeing growing demand for petabyte-scale solutions that combine software defined storage solutions and high performance hardware,” said Jamie Lerner, President of Cloud Systems and Solutions at Seagate Technology. "Together, the Scality RING software and Seagate systems deliver a fantastic solution for organizations requiring hyper-scale storage with exceptional levels of reliability and availability.”

Answers to common questions about Scality RING software

Question   Answer
How is Scality different from object storage like Cleversafe?   Scality RING is entirely software-based, and designed to support file, object, and VM storage in a single storage pool without application customization, third party gateways, or storage appliance lock-in.
How is Scality different from scale out NAS like Isilon?   Scality’s software-based approach offers petabyte-scale storage at 50-70% lower cost. Scality RING is designed to be 100% available with customizable, multi-geo failure domains, petabyte-scale data protection with only 29% overhead, and universal data access to a single limitless storage pool.
How can Scality address nearly 80% of storage workloads?   Scality RING is unique in pairing a scale-out database to handle a range of different protocol interactions across file (POSIX), object (key value) and VM (byte range), with a parallel data architecture to support high bandwidth, high I/O, and low latency requirements in a single platform.
How does Scality support 100% availability?   Scality RING runs at the application layer, which makes it independent from hardware and operating system modifications and upgrades. Scality has a peer-to-peer topology to make it highly resilient to software and hardware failures. Scality also offers a configurable mix of replication, erasure coding, and geo-replication to tolerate disk, server, rack, and site failures.
How does Scality support cloud economics?   The combination of being hardware-agnostic, consolidating multiple workloads and applications, and scaling to petabytes with extremely high availability translates into very low $/TB that decreases as the system scales.
What hypervisors does Scality support?   Scality RING 5.0 will support VMware and KVM hypervisors.
 

About Scality

Scality is the industry leader in software-defined storage at petabyte-scale. Founded in 2009, Scality has developed and deployed software-based storage solutions that deliver billions of files to more than one hundred million users daily with 100% availability. The Scality RING software runs on any commodity server hardware and makes it scale to petabytes. RING’s patented object storage core dramatically reduces operational costs and enables always-on availability, while its end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality’s storage solution integrates seamlessly with applications through standard storage protocols such as NFS; SWIFT and Cinder for OpenStack; and open source integration with Hadoop. Scality’s customers include four of the top ten cable operators in the US, the second largest Telco in France, leading portals in Italy, Germany, and UK, mobile operators in Japan, and the second largest online video site in the world. Follow us on Twitter @scality and visit us at http://www.scality.com to learn more.

We’ll be presenting Scality RING 5.0 at VMworld US 2014, August 24-28, Booth #511

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@CloudExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that ContentMX, the marketing technology and services company with a singular mission to increase engagement and drive more conversations for enterprise, channel and SMB technology marketers, has been named “Sponsor & Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. “CloudExpo is a great opportunity to start a conversation with new prospects, but what happens after the...
The IoTs will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EastBanc Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EastBanc Technologies has been working at the frontier of technology since 1999. Today, the firm provides full-lifecycle software development delivering flexible technology solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing systems – whether on premise or cloud. EastBanc Technologies partners with p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
As machines are increasingly connected to the internet, it’s becoming easier to discover the numerous ways Industrial IoT (IIoT) is helping to shape the business world. This is exactly why we have decided to take a closer look at this pervasive movement and to examine the desire to connect more things! Now if you need a refresher on IIoT and how it is changing the world, take a moment and listen to Greg Gorbach with ARC Advisory Group. Gorbach believes, "IIoT will significantly change the worl...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Docker Meets Kubernetes – Intro into the Kubernetes World, being held June 9, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Register for 'Docker Meets Kubernetes Workshop' Here! This workshop led by Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, introduces participants to Kubernetes (container orchestration). Through a combination of instructor-led presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs, participants learn ...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Cole, Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, will discuss how the newest technology advances are reducing the cost and complexity of traditional business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Attendees will: Learn why having a full disaster recovery strategy is more important now than ever before Explore the key drivers of a successful disaster recovery solution Achieve measurable operational and business value from a disaster recovery ...
SYS-CON Events announced today the How to Create Angular 2 Clients for the Cloud Workshop, being held June 7, 2016, in conjunction with 18th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified. Now it’s a component-based well-performing framework. The immersive one-day workshop led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
How will your company move to the cloud while ensuring a solid security posture? Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hanu Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Leveraging best-in-class people, processes, and technologies, Hanu provides high-quality, high-value software development and business process outsourcing services to independent software vendors (ISVs) and enterprises.
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps wit...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life ...
The initial debate is over: Any enterprise with a serious commitment to IT is migrating to the cloud. But things are not so simple. There is a complex mix of on-premises, colocated, and public-cloud deployments. In this power panel at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the present state of cloud from the C-level view, and how great companies and rock star executives can use cloud computing to meet their most ambitious and disruptive business ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...