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.
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SURFsara
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. .
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Dusseldorf
Multi-Cloud
SDS Days
Software Defined Storage

Scality’s SDS Day London 2017

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.
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SDS Days

SDS Days are Coming to a City Near You

Now in year two, Scality is taking its successful SDS Day (Software-defined storage Day) to new cities: London and Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf
London
SDS Days
Tokyo

Jason Russler: Flying High

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.
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Jason Russler
Le Club 2017

Using Cloud Storage for Backup

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.
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cloud storage

Big World, Small Screen

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.
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Infographic
media & entertainment
Mobile streaming

Alexandre Merle: A Self-made Man

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.
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Alexandre Merle
Le Club 2017
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.
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Future
Multi-Cloud

The Perfect Pivot

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.
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Excellence at Scality
Operations best practice
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.
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object storage
Storage Awards
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.
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Multi-Cloud
open source
Zenko

Erwan Girard: Inspiring People

Erwan is very driven. He never stops and isn't afraid of going the extra mile, like grabbing a flight to go and meet the right people to move things forward. Everyone who knows Erwan Girard will tell you that he has amazing energy and this energy is highly contagious.
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Erwan Girard
Le Club 2017
When he was 19, Mike Fahnert started his own company selling hardware and software solutions for small businesses. “I was fascinated by using technology to help businesses solve their problems and be successful”, he explains. Mike still has the same passion today. In 35 years spent in the IT industry, where he has had several roles, from director of sales for a big company to CEO of a smaller one and even founder of a start-up, Mike has always followed the same objective of helping people with technology.
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Le Club 2017
Mike Fahnert

Somebody is Watching

Storage requirements for video surveillance data are huge and growing, fueled by continuing growth in the number of IP-based surveillance cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), dash cams, shoulder mounted police cameras and more. And, according to Gartner, 40% of the cost of video surveillance is in storage of the footage that’s captured—and by 2019, they predict that those storage requirements will increase by 50%.
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body cameras
video surveillance
You’ve probably heard it before : “File is out, object is in.” Well, here at Scality, we have a more nuanced point of view: we believe file and object fit different use cases, and we surely recognize that for the small enterprise or the individual, a filesystem is much easier to use. It’s partly habit and education, but the fact remains that dumping everything into a bucket instead neatly organizing folders and subfolders can be challenging. Yet the main actor in providing storage services, Amazon S3, uses buckets and objects. Since Scality offers both file and object, we understand why.
Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.  Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member every other week. Meet Alexis Wedrychowski “I hate routine, I need action all the time, meeting new people, living new experiences and starting new projects.” Alexis Wedrychowski is contagiously enthusiastic he is always up.
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Alexis Wedrychowski
Le Club 2017
This week we launch the latest version of our software-defined storage solution, Scality RING7. Scality RING today supports well over one hundred mission-critical customer deployments at petabyte scale—many of them up to several dozen petabytes and growing. Our customers depend on Scality RING for storing their data reliably with continuous availability for 24×7 access from tens of millions of aggregate users. Moreover, with the introduction of our native RING Scale-out File System (SOFS) back in 2013, we can now power use cases requiring access from both modern object-style interfaces such as AWS S3 API and legacy applications that depend on.
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RING v 7.0
RING7
When we launched Scality S3 Server one year ago (here’s the Scality press release), we did so with big dreams. After all, the project came to life following a Scality-sponsored hackathon. We knew we were making something amazing, putting it out in the open, and helping developers by offering them a free tool they could use to test their apps in an AWS S3 environment. The response has been overwhelming. Available on GitHub and Docker Hub as a container, the project has taken off like a rocket. We find ourselves marking 300,000 pulls on Docker Hub. (The number continues to.
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Docker
github

Candida Valois: Don’t Stop Me Now

Candida Valois lives life to the fullest. She likes extreme sports such as skydiving, snowboarding or scuba diving. She is a big American football fan. She enjoys good times with friends and discovering new foods. She loves traveling and never misses an opportunity to converse with strangers. At Scality, Candida has the same attitude.
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Candida Valois
Le Club 2017

Backup Storage: Disk vs. Tape

Disk or Tape? Guess Which Technology Has a Future. Rumors of tape’s demise have been circulating for almost 3 decades, and yet the medium is still with us. But perhaps not for much longer: Now that the cloud is muscling into the backup and archiving role, it looks like tape-based storage may be nearing its final days. As far back as 2010, The Register reported a 25% decline in tape drive and media sales. Fast- forwarding (to use some tape-derived slang) to February 2017, the same publication speculated aloud about the latest nail in tape’s coffin, in an article titled.
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Future of Storage
Tape vs. Disk
We are a recognized software-defined leader with the experience of deploying petabyte-scale storage systems for hundreds of customers. As one of the earliest providers of software-defined storage, with more than 8 years of experience, we have developed strong expertise and knowledge on how to successfully implement SDS on various brands and models of standard servers. The time had come for Scality to share this experience with our prospects, partners, and customers through our new Fast Track program. A holistic change to our customer experience, and a culture shift for Scality crew members! Let me explain. Software-defined Storage Goes Mainstream: Leveraging.
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Fast Track
reference design
validated hardware

WannaCry’s Rolling Disaster

Identity theft and the financial damage it can cause is incredibly stressful for those affected. I’ve been a victim myself: a past employer handed over all of the company’s W2’s for current and past employees, so Social Security numbers, addresses, salaries…all handed over to a phishing scam. That was bad—and has happened to millions of individuals—but ransomware that holds data hostage can be so much worse – especially in the case of WannaCry, where the broad range of organizations targeted included universities, telecommunications companies, utilities and, notably, 20% of the UK’s National Health Service. Unhealthy Ransomware Hospitals and healthcare providers.
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Data availability
data retention
Security
WannaCry

Nicolas Rivaton: Team Spirit

Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.  Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member every other week. Meet Nicolas Rivaton Nicolas Rivaton is an enthusiastic runner. It’s not however the competitive spirit that motivates him. What Nicolas likes best is running with his friends, supporting each other and.
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Le Club 2017
Nicolas Rivaton
Now that the cloud has become all-pervasive, this question is relevant for everyone. According to Gartner, by 2020 a corporate no-cloud policy will be as rare as a no-internet policy is today. “Cloud-first,” says Gartner, “and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on-premises.” To discuss cloud storage architecture, we first need to unpack the familiar but somewhat hazy meaning of “cloud.” The cloud actually comes in several flavors, and it’s definitely not “one size.
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cloud storage; architecture
Over the past decade, I am sure that you have come across the term “S3” and you have probably seen it in the news, products, and mentioned on social media.  Today, many online services and applications use or support the S3 API for their storage needs and the numbers are rising. Enterprises are also beginning to move from legacy storage systems such as JBOD’s and arrays to S3 compatible storage solutions located on-premises to address scalability, cost, and data protection concerns. As more and more companies begin to adopt S3 storage in their data centers, they will need to begin looking at how.
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AWS S3
S3 Connector

Maria Garzona: Going Above and Beyond

Scality’s leaders have created Le Club to recognize and reward team members selected each year for their exceptional contribution to the company.  Together with this acknowledgment, Le Club members are also offered the opportunity of taking a trip together, to rest and enjoy the Scality spirit outside the workplace. For the year 2017, 20 employees have been chosen. Scality will publish a profile of a different team member each week. Meet Maria Garzona “I always say to young people, about their jobs, that they should never consider that they have reached their peak, there will always be one more thing to accomplish.” Throughout.
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Maria Garzona