Scality and SGI Integrate Scality RING and SGI DMF

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SGI and Scality collaborate to develop high performance, highly scalable implementation of SGI’s Data Migration Facility.

Scality, a leader in software-defined storage, announced full integration between Scality RING and SGI DMF (Data Migration Facility).

SGI DMF is a policy based virtualization environment that enables multi-tiering across different types of storage, including Cloud, object, disk and tape and is in broad use in markets such as Big Data and Media and Entertainment.

Scality and SGI have integrated DMF and the RING using Scality’s object APIs. DMF benefits from the power of the RING’s parallel access to boost data transfer. Using the combined solution, IT organizations will be able to migrate massive volumes of data at wire speed thanks to the RING’s massively parallel architecture of the RING. Multiple production sites can share data with remote, secure sites using SGI DMF and the Scality RING’s multi-geo capabilities.

Scality and SGI integration represents the first industry deployment of DMF on an object storage platform.

“Scality RING is the perfect companion to SGI DMF and provides a large, resilient and fast tier two storage for inactive data. The combination of Scality RING and SGI DMF allows users to manage the cost of storage throughout the data lifecycle. Policy-based tiering can assign data automatically to different storage tiers based on cost and utilization criteria, while maintaining seamless access, significantly reducing the cost of high volume storage,” said Philippe Nicolas, Director of Product Strategy at Scality.

And DMF assists in the migration of older legacy data formats such as tape to newer storage formats.

“Our integration with Scality represents an important step for SGI in growing the market for DMF and delivering a highly scalable storage tier for both our current customers and prospective users. DMF is a high performance data tiering product that can attain even greater performance when coupled with Scality’s RING,” said Floyd Christofferson, Director of Product Marketing at SGI.

About Scality
Scality is an industry leader in enterprise-class, petabyte-scale storage. The company was founded in 2009 to introduce a revolutionary software-defined storage platform that could easily manage 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 patented object storage technology and operates seamlessly on any commodity server hardware. It delivers outstanding scalability and data persistence, while its end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality’s storage infrastructure integrates easily with applications through standard storage protocols such as NFS, S3 API, Swift, Cinder for Openstack, as well as open source integration with Hadoop. In the past four years Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files to more than one hundred million users daily 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 mobile operators in Japan. For more information, visit: or follow @Scality on Twitter.

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