Scality fully embraces CDMI* as the core of its Open Cloud Access strategy

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Scality announces General Availability of Dewpoint, their deployment proven CDMI server

Scality CDMI
CDMI is essential to worldwide cloud adoption.

Scality, the established leader in object based storage, unveils today its Open Cloud Access Strategy, at the core of which sits a CDMI server implementation.

Scality launches Dewpoint, a proven CDMI server

“At Scality we sincerely believe that standards are essential for the adoption of cloud architectures by businesses. After a careful review we came to the conclusion that SNIA CDMI represents the best solution for Cloud Management and Data Access. We produced an initial prototype of Dewpoint, Scality’s CDMI server, which we presented at SDC last year. After much optimization and dialogue with other vendors, we are now ready to bring Dewpoint to the market, as the corner stone of our Open Cloud Access strategy” said Jerome Lecat, Scality CEO.

CDMI is essential to worldwide cloud adoption. Effectively it avoids the vendor lock-in associated with proprietary APIs. We have already seen a few CDMI implementations come to market, suggesting that the momentum is building. CDMI simplifies the coexistence of many clouds, the management of clouds, the migration between cloud infrastructures allowing one to maintain the same client access layer even when changing the back-end infrastructure.

Scality’s Open Cloud Access Strategy

While some vendors are creating yet another proprietary interface, Scality has a unique – radically opposite - approach. “At Scality, we want our customers to be able to leverage their cloud storage platform for any unstructured data application. This means giving them access to storage in the ways they expect, rather than requiring that they modify their existing applications. Scality RING Organic Storage software makes the same data available through all the access methods supported by Scality. Today, this includes various REST protocols – Scality’s own documented REST APIs, RS2 (an Amazon S3 compatible API), CDMI and even a file system mount. Scality intends to extend these access methods to CloudFiles and NFS in the coming months”, said Giorgio Regni, Scality CTO. “At the core of these access methods sits an abstraction layer used by our CDMI server, which tracks all metadata associated with a file, directory or bucket.” Added Regni.

Availability and Pricing

Scality CDMI server software is included with Scality RING and the client is provided with the StaaS Pack.

Activity

As an active member of the SNIA CSI - Cloud Storage Initiative – Scality will be participating in the SNIA Storage Developers Conference in Santa Clara, California, from 17th to 21st of September 2012. Visit the CDMI plugfest to learn more about Scality’s most recent CDMI server and client developments. For more information about his conference, please refer to http://www.snia.org.

  • CDMI: Cloud Data Management Interface.

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: http://www.scality.com or follow @Scality on Twitter.

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