This last year has seen dramatic changes in the storage industry, but it also showed the resilience of this industry. This is a huge $40B+ industry that accelerated by 14% in Q3 2017, according to IDC. Storage capacity shipped increased to 72.5 exabytes for that quarter alone. So where is the industry going? What will be the strong trends? What will be the effect of GDPR and other new regulations? How is the cloud changing storage? What other technology trends may drive the industry? Here are our predictions for 2018.
Saying "multi-cloud" without saying it: Within the first five minutes of his keynote at this year’s AWS re:Invent, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, said something that made me take notice: “Most ISVs will adapt their software to work on one technology infrastructure platform. Some will do two. Very few will do three.”
SDS Day started off New York style, with a networking session. Attendees grabbed snacks and took advantage of the opportunity to talk about their storage needs and solutions--current and future--with their peers, with people from Scality, and with representatives from our sponsoring partners Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, our Platinum Sponsor, and Cisco, Data Dynamics, Primary Data and Veeam, Gold Sponsors for the event.
The Scality RING has an integrated scale-out file system (SOFS) that runs natively on top of our underlying software-defined object-based platform. Our SOFS behaves just as you’d expect: exactly like a file system. But everything underneath it is an object store — extending the many benefits of object architecture to your file-based applications.
With more than 600 million eyeballs glued to Dailymotion-distributed video content every month, the Paris-based company grows 30 percent annually and is second only to YouTube in user traffic. It knows software-defined object storage assures the required high performance, boundless scalability, guaranteed availability, straightforward administration—able to be handled by a mere handful of staff, and low TCO. It animates customer satisfaction. And the company stakes its business on it.
Scality rocks, of course! But do you know why and do you know how? The inspiration came from the Rock ‘n Roll era of the 1970s and the 1980s: The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2, The Who, The Beatles, AC/DC, Guns and Roses, to name a few… These bands are talented, creative, authentic, free spirited, hard-working, and determined. They started from nothing and became international successes within a few years, contributing to the history of music for generations to come, cultivating and radiating the energy needed to reach success and inspire millions of fans worldwide. As per our values at.
We can spend a lot of time looking for the specific vulnerability or the specific person who was responsible for but didn’t apply some specific patch or update, but that’s looking at the problem in a way that won’t result in a real solution. I’m not excusing vulnerabilities, and I don’t in any way want to discount the impact that data breaches have on businesses and individuals: it’s easy to see the effect on companies. Let's look at some
Welcome to a brave new world in which data privacy is regulated in every way you could possibly imagine... and some you probably couldn’t. The GDPR places these burdens on the data controller, defined as “the individual or legal person who controls and is responsible for keeping and using personal information on computer or in structured manual files.” Effectively, this means your company’s IT department. In addition to creating the right to be forgotten, Article 17 restricts the use of people’s personal data to the original purpose it was collected it for. These are daunting decrees. A deeper dive reveals.
Many applications use Amazon Web Services S3 for cloud storage. What if these applications could use Azure Blob Storage without any modifications? Video Replay: Originally presented on October 24, 2017 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.
Scality’s distinction in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for File Systems and Object Storage for two consecutive years is a strong validation of the power of the Scality RING object storage platform and the value it brings to our customers across wide-ranging vertical market environments, we are especially proud of our progression further into the “Completeness of Vision” and “Innovator” categories, which is testament to the strength of our groundbreaking product and cloud storage technology portfolios.
Just as corporations are finally getting serious about the EU’s imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes news of a data breach of staggering proportions involving credit-rating giant Equifax. To get an idea of just how seriously the new regime will impact you, let’s put the massive Equifax breach under a microscope ‒ as it actually happened, and as it would be treated under the GDPR.
"I have never worked in order to be in the spotlight. What I enjoy most about my job is building something that works well and that everybody is happy with." Patrick Dos Santos is extremely modest. As a global support engineer, a role where he helps the other engineers, who are directly in contact with the customers, to fix any problems that can appear after Scality’s software has been installed, Patrick is one of the most respected and knowledgeable team members. But he doesn't care about the recognition, it's the work itself that matters the most.
The formerly all-important ‘appointment TV’ days are thankfully gone. Back then, you had to set the date for your program, plan around it, watch it, or miss it, sometimes forever. Previously science fiction, watching TV live or on-demand anytime, anywhere on any device, is real, exciting, and here to stay thanks to software-defined object storage and entertainment innovators like Molotov. Jean-David Blanc, CEO at Molotov declares: “Molotov is a new vision of television, reinventing the daily pleasure of watching TV. We take the compelling content from the TV networks and provide it with a user experience that is second to.
We are pleased to announce the availability of Scality Connect for Azure Blob Storage. Scality has been working closely with the Azure Storage team at Microsoft for the past several months on Scality Connect. Our product enables any application that works with Amazon S3 to support Azure Blob Storage. Why is this important? All of your proven Amazon S3 applications can start using Azure Blob Storage – without development effort or costly and time-consuming rewrites. You can read the press release here. Scality Connect is offered as an application in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Users with an Azure Marketplace subscription.
Imagine graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology or wanting to start psychology and religious studies at university and ending up as a software engineer in the heart of the Silicon Valley? Seems hard to believe, yet that’s what the Holberton school has helped achieve for five Scality engineers: Electra, Dora, Jay, Bennett and Philip. Let me explain.
At SURFsara, more than 25,000 academics across 50 science-focused institutions are riding the software-defined object storage wave. SURF, a collaborative IT organization for education and research, uses Scality RING as its storage back-end to its SURFdrive private cloud storage service within its SURFsara High Performance Computing division.
Dusseldorf SDS Day The SDS Day tour continues. Dusseldorf was the site for Scality’s first Software-Defined Storage Day in Germany on Thursday the 21st of September. A crowd of nearly 50 people joined the event held at the BeOne conference center near the Rhine. As attendees gathered before the start of the program, they had an opportunity to mingle and speak with representatives from Scality and our partners HPE, Cisco, Ctera, Veeam and Owncloud. To kick things off, Peter Kocur, Scality’s country manager for DACH, welcomed attendees and introduced Erwan Menard, president and COO of Scality to start the program. .
If attendance at Scality’s first Software-Defined Storage Day in London on September 20th is any indication, it’s pretty clear that people are looking for solutions to the ever-growing data storage issue. The meeting room at the Shangri-La Hotel at the iconic Shard was so full that they had to bring in extra chairs during the break. Over coffee, before the speaking kicked-off, more than 100 attendees enjoyed the great view from the 35th floor at the Shard, and an opportunity to visit and speak with Scality partners HPE, Ctera, ASG Atempo, Veeam and Storage Made Easy.
Now in year two, Scality is taking its successful SDS Day (Software-defined storage Day) to new cities: London and Dusseldorf.
Always up for a challenge, Jason Russler is adept at technology and working with people. He has been with Scality for two years, during which time he has helped propel several clients to success, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read his profile.
The cloud is already known for high scalability and availability. So why settle for a generic cloud solution when you can get something much more flexible and economical at the same time? Discover how you can get all the benefits of cloud storage for backup without actually subscribing to a public cloud. You can do so by implementing a cloud storage solution on premises that’s using the same approach the cloud vendor uses to manage its own storage resources.
Object storage is a highly-scalable storage model that manages data as key and value pairs in a single flat namespace. Here, we suggest that an object storage solution is like a valet for your car.
How mobile streaming is taking over the planet Infographic: Mobile Streaming By the Numbers Mobile streaming has hit the big time. Even as you read this, millions of people all over the world are viewing videos on mobile devices. And perhaps surprisingly, much of this is on smartphones. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. After all, you don’t see that many laptops or tablets out and in use on the street, bus, or train. But people are perennially glued to their phones. After the zillionth hearing of your iPhone music library, a near first-run movie on Netflix.
Passionate about computer science since he was really young and self taught, Alexandre decided to take evening classes and then he managed to get into the 42 school, a famous computer programming school in Paris. After that, at only 23, he was recruited by Scality, where he has been for more than a year now.
We are moving to a digital world where most business value will be created in a digital form. Therefore, businesses need to store more and more data, in the form of IoT, user-generated data, videos, documents, backups, archives of everything... Storing all this in all-flash, even with dedupe – and much of the unstructured data cannot be compressed further or deduped – is prohibitively expensive. At Scality, we see a world with two types of storage leveraging a multi-cloud (not hybrid cloud) approach.
Scality partner and customer BroadBand Tower, based in Japan, has shared the following blog post. (Written in Japanese)
If you’ve worked in venture capital funded companies, invested in them, or simply surfed the news of the VC space on the Internet, you’ve likely come across the “pivot.” It’s a wonderful euphemism for “we had no idea what we were doing, so we’re completely reworking our strategy.” Maybe you’ve heard of the famous company Odeo, or maybe not… but you’ve certainly heard of Twitter, the name change that accompanied their legendary pivot.
Until recently, the corporate world considered feedback to be a formal exercise, part of an employee’s yearly performance appraisal. And such process would then make performance management and financial compensation inextricably tied. Scality was no exception. We had an individual bonus system in place tied to quarterly objectives, based on the idea that we could establish a direct correlation between an individual’s impact on the business and what he/she earns. That’s how we managed performance and compensation back in 2013 when there were only 40 of us. We were following a Management by Objective (MBO) approach, a traditional method, which.
Scality won the Emerging Market: Object Storage Vendor of the Year award at Storage Magazine's 14th annual Storage Awards. Storage Magazine recognized Scality for its unique appliance-inspired object storage implementation and Scality RING7 multi-site advancements, including: easy deployment, extreme scalability, high performance for enterprise applications, guaranteed availability, low TCO, and enabling concurrent user access across geographically dispersed sites.
Today we announced Scality Zenko under the headline “Scality Launches Zenko Open Source Software to Assure Data Control in a Multi-Cloud World.” Zenko will enable developers an application users to better control their unstructured data, while leveraging the efficiency and scale of both private and public cloud storage. Zenko is free to download, use, extend, embed and distribute into applications, opening a new world of multi-cloud storage for all. A key part of Zenko is that it provides a unified interface based on a proven implementation of the Amazon S3 API across multiple cloud storage services.