Scality RING8
Data Centre ICT Storage Product of the Year
Entry Description
Scality’s RING8 is a software-defined solution for large-scale on-premises storage of unstructured data. It brings business agility, resiliency and efficiency to organisations facing data storage and orchestration challenges at petabyte-scale and beyond, across multiple clouds, and core-and-edge environments.

Generally available from 9 September 2019, RING8 was developed to solve the complexities that come with today's growing hybrid cloud data trends driven by the ever-increasing value of data and the importance of edge computing. The increase in enterprise and public clouds for core workloads, and the proliferation of data generation and used at the edge drive ever more complex data management challenges. These challenges demand proven solutions to store, govern and orchestrate massive volumes of data across geographies and clouds.

RING8 software-defined storage enables petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING scales 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 14x9s of durability and 100% availability, and deploys on any standard x86 servers.

The new and unique Extended Data Management (XDM) in RING8 is a cutting-edge solution for the complex data orchestration that has to take place as organisations break silos at the same time that they are deploying and leveraging a mix of their own on-premises private clouds and use services in public clouds, as well as in key regional and specialised clouds. XDM enables data orchestration and mobility across RING & public clouds with lifecycle policies, and 1-Many replication, delivering a global metadata namespace, visibility & search across RING & public clouds.

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"Governance, storage optimization and silo-breaking are critical for today's data-centric, data-driven world," said Amita Potnis, Research Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC. "RING8 takes Scality's value proposition to the next level with its holistic core-to-edge and hybrid cloud data management play."

“The HPE Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING offering just keeps getting better, and addresses our customers current and emerging data storage and orchestration needs. It's all about accommodating the immense value of data," said Patrick Osborne, VP & GM, Big Data and Secondary Storage at Scality's partner HPE. "Protecting and managing data and the business that relies on it with resiliency and always-on access, for example, are more important now than ever, and hybrid cloud strategies reinforce that. In today's hybrid cloud reality, RING8 brings the features that enable enterprises to manage unstructured data better, resulting in the ability to optimize its value to the organization.”