Aberdeen LLC Partners with Scality, Inc. to Add Their Industry Leading Scality RING Object Storage Software Solution to Its Outstanding Product Offering

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Aberdeen is pleased to announce the release of an Object Storage Solution employing custom built server and storage hardware, and based upon the highly innovative Scality RING software-defined object storage.

"Scality is excited to capitalize on this important strategic agreement with Aberdeen and look forward to leveraging Scality RING on Aberdeen platforms," said Erwan Menard, president and COO at Scality.

Aberdeen LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom servers and storage devices, today announced a strategic agreement with Scality, Inc. to provide an object storage solution that offers incredible efficiency and 100% reliability, while reducing cost of ownership.

Aberdeen is pleased to join the elite few, to include HP, Dell and Cisco, authorized to offer an Object Storage Solution with Scality. Under this partnership Aberdeen will provide customers with custom server and storage hardware utilizing the innovative Scality RING software-defined object storage. Promising unmatched availability and serving millions of end users every day, Scality RING is best-of-breed software that turns our servers into high-capacity web-scale storage, offering the user the ability to store virtually any amount of data.

"Scality is excited to capitalize on this important strategic agreement with Aberdeen and look forward to leveraging Scality RING on Aberdeen platforms," said Erwan Menard, president and COO at Scality. "Scality RING software-defined object storage, bundled with Aberdeen’s custom server and storage hardware, enables enterprises to take advantage of a multi-petabyte storage architecture that scales to billions of files with maximum data security, while occupying a minimum amount of valuable data center real estate."

"Object storage solutions are designed to grow with your business by simply adding more servers. Scality RING automatically rebalances your data to allow for unlimited growth, no matter how many petabytes you require," said Moshe Ovadya, Aberdeen’s President and CEO, who went on to say, "Scality software coupled with Aberdeen’s server hardware will save your organization money by lowering your capital outlay and ongoing operating expenses by up to 80%."

Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on any of Aberdeen’s x86 servers, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14x 9s of durability and 100% availability. Top-ranked by IDC and Gartner, and powered by native file, object, S3, and OpenStack interfaces, the RING provides high performance across a variety of workloads at up to 90% lower TCO than legacy storage.

The RING enables both data-rich custom and packaged applications aggregating multiple applications into a single storage environment. This eliminates silos, drives increased utilization, and creates cloud-like economies of scale. The RING supports use cases across many industries, including Service Providers, Media & Entertainment, Public Sector, Financial Services and R&D intensive industries like Manufacturing and Research.

"The combination of Scality RING and Aberdeen’s custom servers represents an important step for the data storage industry coupling together our high density storage servers and our very comprehensive storage software offering," said Niso Levitas, Aberdeen’s R&D Manager. "Aberdeen’s selection of Scality, and Scality’s subsequent authorization of Aberdeen, validates our leadership role in technology solutions, and our commitment to address enterprise challenges, as illustrated by deployments at a leading online cloud storage provider."

Aberdeen has long been a leader in high-performance and active archive storage solutions, with their implementation of a vast array of storage options that are custom built from the ground up to meet the customers’ precise needs. Aberdeen’s industry-leading servers and storage devices provide a best-of-breed hardware that has resulted in the company being at the forefront of solving some of the world's largest data management challenges in media archives, life sciences, manufacturing and other data-intensive industries. Since 2001, Aberdeen has proudly delivered an industry leading 5-Year Warranty with all fully configured rackmount servers and storage. Offering this warranty with complete confidence in the unparalleled quality and reliability they deliver with every server and storage device.

"One of the key challenges we faced in the development of our object based storage solution, was to meet the demand for datacenters to provide scalability and growth options for an ever increasing amount of unstructured data," said Jack Tateel, COO, Aberdeen. "Scality's RING software enables organizations to build a scalable distribution infrastructure that meets all of the performance requirements for this high volume of data.”

Availability

With Aberdeen's initial object storage solution offering, Aberdeen has packaged a minimum of six storage servers plus one controller server, encompassing a minimum of 600TB of RAW storage capacity. Additional custom configurations are also available. This solution features: OpenStack (Swift, Cinder, Glance), Enterprise S3 (AWS IAM, AD) and it is massively scalable. As far as redundancy and reliability goes, it can withstand the failure of any individual server in the RING and it can tolerate a disk failure with no impact to performance. These solutions are ready now to be configured and delivered by Aberdeen within the standard lead time.

About Aberdeen

Aberdeen LLC is a manufacturer and developer of customizable server and storage hardware and solutions for companies of all sizes. They are the only server and storage company to offer their unique 5-Year Warranties, fully customizable hardware, and their special “try for 30 days” test drive program. For more information, visit them at http://www.aberdeeninc.com or call 800-500-9526.

Follow Aberdeen on Twitter @aberdeenllc

About Scality

Scality, a world leader in object and cloud storage, delivers cost-effective software-defined solutions, including Scality RING and the open-source Scality S3 Server, a free and easy onramp to object storage. High performance, boundless scalability, 100 percent availability, data durability, and deployment on any x86 server are key benefits for its 500 million end-users. Scality solutions perfectly serve Global 2000 Enterprise, media, finance, manufacturing, government, and cloud provider markets.

Follow us on Twitter @scality. Visit us at http://www.scality.com.

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