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.
2016 has been a banner year for object-based storage (which we’ll refer to here as “OBS”). Thanks to recent advances, OBS platforms can now address a range of use cases beyond just backup and archive—including mobility, analytics, compliance, and media rendering and production. As the IDC MarketScape says, “The storage market is making strides in grasping what OBS is all about, and adopting it.”* According to a separate IDC forecast, OBS capacity will grow at a CAGR of 30.7% from 2016 to 2020, reaching 293.7EB in 2020. Likewise, OBS market revenue is expected to hit $19.8 billion that same year.**.
With 128 million monthly unique visitors (Comscore, 2014) on its website, almost 300 million of people who have seen a video through its video player monthly (sitecalatyst, 2014) and over 2.5 billion video views every month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video platform and the most popular European site – across all categories – in the world according to comScore. Dailymotion uses Scality to store and serve those videos. Pierre-Yves Kerembellec of Dailymotion tells us why. Read more about Scality RING Dailymotion Case Study
Next month, it will have been exactly six years since I wrote my first object storage blog, even though I didn’t mention object storage in that specific article. I had my head in the clouds as our early cloud startup was being acquired by Sun Microsystem when someone asked me to write a piece on EMC’s new baby, Atmos so I took a spin at it. That was object storage before object storage.
I used Uber for the first time a few weeks ago (I like to walk, sue me). It was jaw-droppingly awesome. I had set it up in advance, which took a few minutes, so when I needed it, I simply pressed a few buttons on my HTC (my companion’s iPhone failed in the same task seconds earlier – haha). Uber told me when to expect a driver (5 minutes) and they were right. They knew where I was and where I wanted to go. We were there in minutes. At the end, I just said “thank you” and got out..
Human DNA’s areal density 2TB. 2.000 Gigabytes. 3 or 4 times the average amount of storage available on a laptop today. Now, wrap your head around the fact that that is roughly the size of our genome once we decode it. Talk about Storage Areal Density. A single cell is approximately 1.55 × 10-5 square inches, which makes the areal density of a cell 13 PB per sq.in. Now that’s effective. Nowadays, we’re up to 900 GB per sq.in in the macro world 1. We’ve got some things to learn from Evolution, it seems.
San Francisco – November 8th, 2012 In the last few weeks, there has been multiple panels about Object Storage in different trade shows around the world, which is great. However, I disagree quite strongly on the content delivered by the panelists, in that they were limiting Object Storage to a very specific use case. I know for a fact that Object Storage is much more than merely a technology for Active Archive.
I spent most of last week at Cloud Computing Expo, attending, presenting but mostly exhibiting with our partner Panzura. I spend a lot of time on shows like this (From InterOp to HostingCon, to Storage Network World) and CCE always struck me as being the one where we needed to educate the attendees the most. I don’t know why, but that’s the experience I’ve had in the many CCE I’ve been to, either as attendee or exhibitor. However, last week was a different, it was the first time that I felt I did less educating and more pitching. And in a.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Big Event, organized by Greg Duplessie in Santa Clara. The 2-day event gathers 40-50 executives of the Storage Industry from startups like Scality to big vendors like EMC. There were a lot of interesting sessions, ranging from an analysis of the current VC market, to a discussion about Mergers and Acquisitions to an open discussion on Marketing 101 for startups.
George Crump from Storage Switzerland, back in January, wrote an article about the True Cost of Storage that clearly stated how to really calculate one’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to Storage. Through all our discussions about storage with prospects and customers, we realized that the real, hard cost of storage was not always well calculated, and pretty elusive to the IT managers. It was made even more obvious when comparing to the new types of Storage available to customers, especially Cloud Storage since the models, both economic and technical, were quite different.