Scality RING: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Reliability is a critical factor in storage, and given the complexity of software defined storage, reliability rises still more in importance. Organizations that need maximum availability should consider Scality’s software-defined storage solution, which promises an astounding “14 nines” of data durability, for essentially 100 percent uptime.

To its credit, Scality is a pure-play software-defined storage vendor, so they know the market. Indeed, the company’s SDS solution is trusted by many service providers and media companies. 

Furthermore, Scality offers low-cost object storage with excellent scalability and performance. It’s a top choice for buyers needing a SDS solution.

Product Description

Scality RING’s claim to fame is its 100 percent uptime guarantee. It offers scale-out object storage with policy-based data protection and self-healing. It runs on industry-standard hardware, and it promises a total cost of ownership up to 90 percent lower than legacy storage. It has been named a leader by both IDC and Gartner.

Type of product:

Software-only

Editions available:

N/A

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • scale-out file and object storage solution
  • distributed architecture
  • peer-to-peer routing
  • policy-based data protection
  • self-healing
  • native multi-site support
  • 100 percent reliability
  • Amazon S3 compatibility

Target Industries

Service providers, media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, public sector, others

Customers

Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Renault, Staples, Dailymotion, Orange, Bloomberg Media Group, DMM.com, Telenet, Natixis, SURFsara, Rackspace, Molotov TV, RTL interactive, SFR, EDF, Com Hem

Pricing and How to Buy

Pricing available on request from Scality.

Scality RING Features Chart

Scality RING
Type of Product Software-only
Editions Available N/A
License Proprietary
Key features ● scale-out file and object storage solution
● distributed architecture
● peer-to-peer routing
● policy-based data protection
● self-healing
● native multi-site support
● 100 percent reliability
● Amazon S3 compatibility
Target Industries Service providers, media and entertainment, financial services, healthcare, public sector, others
Pricing Available on request

For more information on virtualizing your storage infrastructure, read the Guide to Software Defined Storage

Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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