IDC MarketScape Places Scality in the Object Storage Leaders Category

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IDC MarketScape states “Scality knows and understands the OBS market segment better than anyone else.”

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Scality knows and understands the Object Storage market segment better than anyone else.

Scality, a software-defined storage vendor, announced that the company has been placed in the Leaders category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Object-Based Storage 2013 Vendor Assessment, doc #244081, published in October 2013.

IDC evaluated thirteen vendors offering scale-out object-based storage products against two sets of criteria - current capabilities and longer-term strategies that enable companies to continue providing solutions and gain market share. Product capabilities included the ability to scale capacity and performance independently, ease of storage management and the ability to manage large datasets. Other criteria included delivery and pricing models that meet customer requirements, quality of customer service, the company’s growth strategy and its demonstrated innovation and R&D productivity. IDC notes Scality’s unique multi-geo topologies, enabling the RING “to deliver a high level of service availability and data durability,” as well as Scality’s datacenter integration, via its broad range of native interfaces including file systems like NFS and SMB/CIFS, as well as CDMI, Amazon S3, OpenStack, Cinder and Hadoop.

In commenting on Scality’s placement in the Leaders category, IDC states, “This position reflects Scality’s deep understanding of what is required to be successful in the OBS [object-based storage] market segment.” The report further states, “Scality knows and understands the OBS market segment better than anyone else. It is one of the few vendors whose technology is forward looking and jives very well with the needs of this market segment, now and in the future.”

“We are pleased that IDC recognized the excellence of Scality’s RING object storage solution and the quality of our market insight that drove key design choices in architecting the RING,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. “It is also gratifying that IDC has recognized our company’s growing market success.”

About IDC MarketScape:

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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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