GigaOM Research Highlights Scality’s Object Store Performance, Scalability and Cost Benefits

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Organizations with massive, petabyte-scale requirements advised to adopt object storage.

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Scality currently does an overall better job and does it at the lowest TCO.

Scality, an object storage industry leader, today announced that independent technology analyst firm GigaOM Research has recognized Scality as the best object storage solution for performance, scalability and cost. Comparing how well the leading Object Storage vendors and open-source software provide massively scalable storage solutions and do so economically, GigaOM Research analyst Marc Staimer concluded, “Scality currently does an overall better job and does so at the lowest TCO.”

On September 17th, GigaOM Research released its evaluation of the Object Storage market, How Object Storage tackles thorny “exascale” problems. The paper considers how traditional storage compares to Object-Storage infrastructure handling multi petabyte and exabyte storage requirements.

“The conclusion the vast majority of IT storage pros reach is that traditional storage systems are just much too costly to justify for the exascale environment,” says GigaOm Research. They continue, “Object-storage capacity and performance scalability is theoretically unlimited and has been proven to scale beyond 10 exabytes”.

The firm evaluated four leading Object Storage solutions, including Scality, OpenStack, Ceph and Cleversafe. These solutions were rated against seventeen key attributes, including capacity and performance scalability, data resilience for hardware failure, data durability, power consumption, quality of support and ability to handle block and file and storage implantations for Hadoop. Based on technical evaluation and interviews with users of each of these systems, Scality led the field, scoring best of class in eleven of the categories and warranting comments such as: “Scality tends to have the lower TCO” relative to Cleversafe, Ceph and Openstack and “The Scality RING always provides consistently low latency as well as automated, predictive, and scalable performance scaling into millions of IOPS, thousands of nodes, trillions of objects, and exabytes of capacity.”

“We are very pleased that GigaOM Research has recognized the excellent work done by Scality’s engineering team,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. “We share GigaOM Research’s belief that the dramatic growth of unstructured data and the mission critical demands of enterprise computing require a different storage strategy. This in-depth analysis confirms once again that Scality’s RING is the leading object storage solution on the market”.

The full GigaOM Research report on object storage is available at

About Scality
Scality is an industry leader in petabyte-scale storage. The company was founded in 2009 to introduce a paradigm shift in storage with a software only solution that could easily handle exponential data growth, ensure high availability, deliver high performance and reduce operational cost. Scality’s award winning scale-out storage solution, the Scality RING, is based on a patented object storage technology and operates seamlessly on any commodity server hardware. It delivers outstanding scalability and data persistence, while the end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality based storage infrastructure integrates seamlessly with applications through the support of standard storage protocols such as NFS, S3 API, Cinder for Openstack, as well as open source integration for Hadoop. In the past four years Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files to tens of millions of users each day with 100% availability. Scality’s impressive customer list include four of the top ten cable operators in the US, the second largest Telco in France, leading portals in Italy, Germany, and UK, and several mobile operators in Japan. For more information, visit: or follow @Scality on Twitter.

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