Scality Names Philippe Nicolas Director of Product Strategy

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Technology veteran and recognized expert joins Scality, bringing valuable insights to Product Development and Market Adoption

Scality, a storage innovator and the developer of RING, today announced that Philippe Nicolas has joined the company as Director of Product Strategy. During his 20 years of experience, Nicolas occupied multiple technology marketing and technical positions, most recently with Brocade (2 years), and previously with Symantec and Veritas Software (almost 10 years), SGI (4 years) and Compaq. He is also the founder and co-organizer of the popular "IT Press Tour".

In parallel, Nicolas started the SNIA France committee in 2001 and served as Chairman for almost 10 years. He also served two, two year terms as director to the board of SNIA Europe. He was responsible for the creation of 4 SNIA Tutorials around Data Sharing, File Storage, Massive Scalability and Cloud Storage since 2002. He received in 2005 the "Outstanding Service Award", from SNIA Europe, for his industry and association contributions and he is a founding member of SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative.

2011 was a ground breaking year for Scality, with 120% growth, a range of new partnerships and impressive deployments. Scality has already proven itself to be a very active player in the storage market, and 2012 will certainly confirm that trend. To sustain and cultivate the market demand, Nicolas will drive product direction and lead the product management effort. Nicolas reports directly to the Scality CTO, Giorgio Regni.

"Scality is a real innovator with a radical new approach to solving the storage and IT challenges of today and the future. I have been watching the company for a few quarters and was curious about the technology," said Nicolas. "Learning about Scality’s RING I came to understand its significance for petabyte scale storage environments. Getting to know the team I am continually impressed by their talent and motivation. Their tremendous R&D department has produced what I believe to be an important and powerful product, and I am certain that 2012 will bring a new growth phase for Scality."

"We're pleased to have Philippe on board at Scality, his background and experience will help the company to grow and penetrate new markets. With the momentum and customer adoption we have enjoyed in recent quarters, we wished to add experienced and talented people to our team and Philippe is perfectly aligned with our values," said Jérôme Lecat, Scality CEO. "2012 and beyond promise to be pivotal years for Scality as we harness the burgeoning market in front of us, I'm confident that Philippe's industry recognized expertise and market knowledge will provide a valuable edge for the company."

About Scality

Scality is the developer of RING, a software platform enabling cloud storage to easily scale up to exabytes using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage. Scality delivers the performance and reliability of a SAN- or NAS-based architecture without the hassles of volume management at one third to half of the cost.
Scality is used by Service Providers to deploy Storage-as-a-Service offerings, by Email Providers to store emails for millions of users, and by web services managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications. Scality RING is based on a patented object storage technology, which delivers high availability, ease of operations and total control of your data. For more information, visit: or follow @Scality on Twitter.

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