Com Hem switched to Scality RING to keep their growing VoD business competitive


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Com Hem

Com Hem AB is a triple-play provider with service to 40% of the homes in Sweden. In 2016, the company had to decide whether to upgrade or replace an existing scale-up storage system. They chose Scality RING for its scalability, data protection options, and lower TCO. Com Hem relies on Scality RING for efficient, always-available content distribution.

No More Outages

“Knowing that if we lost a datacenter we’d be fine is really key. That helps us sleep at night.”

Jacob Morgan / Head of Datacenter, Com Hem

Com Hem

Com Hem benefits from Scality RING

  • Uninterrupted Service


    Scality RING ensures Com Hem can provide uninterrupted service to its customers.

  • TCO

    Low TCO

    To keep both CAPEX and OPEX in line, Com Hem now has a smaller physical storage footprint that is easier to manage.

  • Unlimited Scaling


    Scality RING can grow as Com Hem storage requirements grow.


With just 50% of the infrastructure, they achieved the same durability and availability.

3 (sites)

800 TB usable storage on Scality RING, geo-redundant, stretched across three locations.


Versatility to support multiple applications and workloads, including NFS, CIFS & CDMI File & Object storage interfaces.


Availability & resiliency – flexibility to withstand failures with low overhead.

A Real Partnership

Com Hem takes service seriously. Smooth performance is a must. This service-focused approach drives Com Hem. After dealing with a major outage in 2016, Com Hem decided to re-evaluate its storage solution.

From its early meetings with Com Hem, Scality demonstrated its technical expertise, knowledge of the service provider industry, and like-minded philosophy. Support for both native file and object interfaces were a key requirement, as Com Hem works with third parties to deliver live streaming video, catch-up TV and video-on-demand services.

No customer wants to deal with an outage or even downtime. Scality RING helps Com Hem keep its promises to its customers with a resilient, reliable storage infrastructure, lower TCO than its previous storage solution, and scalability that will take the company into the future.

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Solution Overview

Software-Defined Storage

Storage Hardware

  • 15 HPE Apollo 4200 storage servers
    with 800 TB of usable storage

Third-Party Applications

  • Verimatrix
  • SeaChange
  • Edgeware
  • AWS Elemental Live & Delta
  • Proprietary Com Hem VoD Ingester

Providing Freedom and Control for People
Creating Value with Data.