SaaS takes on new meaning in cloud storage makeover

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The new SaaS: Storage-as-a-Service

Connectria selects Scality to launch a public cloud storage service, Scality’s first ‘Storage as a Service’ customer

ECM Plus – Enterprise hosting behemoth Connectria has just given the nod to Scality for its RING as its core technology that will go into its new so-called ‘Storage as a Service’ offering.

Scality’s RING platform creates a series of nodes that are built using off-the-shelf servers. Each node on the RING controls its own segment of the overall storage pool.

By monitoring other segments and constantly replicating – as well as load-balancing – the data, the storage becomes self-healing in the event of a drive or segment of the pool failing for whatever reason.

Serge Dugas, chief sales and marketing officer for Scality, added: “After a year of successes in EMEA markets, 2011 is poised to be a very strong year in North America for Scality. We are proud to have been selected by Connectria after a thorough review of storage infrastructure solutions by Connectria’s Rusty Putzler, vice president – engineering.”

Scality said its technology was now being used by service providers to deploy Storage-as-a-Service offerings, by email providers to store emails for millions of users, and by web service providers managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications.


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