Dunkel selects Scality for first S3 Cloud Storage Solution in Germany

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Cloud Hosting provider Dunkel and storage software company Scality announce the availability of the first S3 compatible Cloud Storage service in Germany. This means European firms wanting cloud hosting and cloud storage, can now be confident their confidential data will remain securely and cost-effectively stored in Europe.

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“Businesses in Europe want hosting providers to retain their confidential data in Europe. Scality’s storage virtualization solution enables service providers and hosting companies to offer a secure and scalable, yet locally compliant storage solution.

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Scality, the developer of massively-scalable object storage software for email and cloud storage applications and the German Cloud Hosting provider Dunkel today announced the immediate availability of the first S3-compatible cloud storage service in Germany

Dunkel a leading German hosting and IT security company, supports enterprises to make their IT Infrastructure secure and highly available and provides managed security, cloud hosting and cloud storage services. Initially, Dunkel evaluated more than 10 different products for their own internal storage virtualization needs. After extensive testing Dunkel chose Scality for its “always-on storage, highly available and easily scalable without big hassles” capabilities.

“During discussion with Scality, we learned of the availability of the S3-compatible API which made us broaden our scope for storage”, recalls Axel Dunkel, founder and CEO of Dunkel GmbH. After further evaluation Dunkel decided to develop a cloud storage solution based on Scality.

“Cloud storage is a perfect supplement to our cloud hosting services and fits with our strategy of becoming a leading cloud service and cloud security provider for SMEs in Germany”, explains Axel Dunkel. “Scality’s cloud storage solution gives us the chance to provide the first S3-compatible cloud storage in Germany.”

“Many companies and web developers in Europe are concerned with storing critical data abroad; our new service gives them a great alternative,” continued Axel Dunkel. “We expect to gain a lot of new customers, not just for the cloud storage but also for our cloud hosting solutions.” Dunkel plans to attract solution providers to deploy secure and compliant cloud solutions using Dunkel Cloud Storage as a Germany-based storage cloud for their own services.

Serge Dugas, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Scality commented
“Businesses in Europe want hosting providers to retain their confidential data in Europe. Scality’s storage virtualization solution enables service providers and hosting companies to offer a completely secure and scalable, yet locally compliant cloud storage solution. We are proud to enable Dunkel to release Germany’s very first Amazon S3 compatible cloud storage service,” Dugas added

About Scality
Scality has developed a massively-scalable storage platform providing significantly easier application deployment at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage. Delivered as a software solution, Scality can be deployed to enable email solutions for cable and telecom operators or as a system to enable and grow cloud storage services at hosting providers or other storage-intensive services.
Scality sells direct to Internet service providers, cable operators, fixed-line, mobile operators and hosting companies and through Value Added distribution channels. For more information please visit http://www.scality.com

About Dunkel
Dunkel is a VMware Managed Hosting pioneer in Germany and was the first provider of Managed Cloud Hosting Services based on a highly available and flexibly scalable VMware infrastructure. Managed security services for applications and server in the cloud as well as cloud-based security solutions complete the company’s current portfolio. Dunkel’s customers are media and e-commerce companies, public utilities and various enterprises from the Rhein-Main region and other areas in Germany. For more information please visit http://www.dunkel.de

For more information, please contact
Scality Germany
Karsten Tramborg
16 Passage Jouffroy, 75009 Paris
Telephone: +491784456203
Karsten.Tramborg(at)Scality(dot)com

Dunkel
Regina Wick
Systemberatung Axel Dunkel GmbH
Philipp-Reis-Straße 2 65795 Hattersheim
Fon: +49 6190 889-0 Fax: +49 6190 889399
eMail: ad(at)Dunkel(dot)de
http://www.Dunkel.de/

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