It may sound counter-intuitive at first, but one of the drivers fueling Multi-Cloud’s momentum is cost savings. How would you be saving money if you store your data in multiple clouds? Well, here’s how: By leveraging the optimum, most cost-effective cloud services for your workload at any given time, across all cloud service providers (as opposed to just one) By avoiding data access/transfer costs and egress fees levied by cloud service providers (no data moving required) By using your newly found freedom and independence (from vendor lock-in that is) as bargaining chip and meaningful leverage to negotiate better pricing from.
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. .
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.
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.