Scality inks global reseller agreement with HP

Strategic alliance expands availability of Scality’s software defined storage solutions

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Scality inks global reseller agreement with HP Menard says market demand for software defined storage is growing.
By  Manda Banda Published  October 22, 2014

Scality, a storage start-up and provider of software defined storage solutions, has announced it has signed a global resale agreement with HP.

Under the accord, HP can now offer data storage solutions combining Scality's RING storage software on its  ProLiant servers to businesses around the globe.

Scality and HP will together deliver enterprise-class storage for 80% of storage workloads across file, object, and VM-based applications at a cost that is competitive with public cloud.

The new petabyte-scale SDS solutions will leverage different configurations of Scality RING software and the HP ProLiant SL4500 and DL380/360 product lines to address a broad range of enterprise and service provider use cases including active archives, content distribution, web and cloud services, distributed computing, and global enterprise cloud.

"The market demand for software defined storage is clear. HP and Scality customers need real answers to massive storage capacity growth and we have worked closely together to develop an awesome solution," said Erwan Menard, COO at Scality.

Menard added that: "HP and Scality have already successfully collaborated on customer sites in the US, Europe and Japan, for over four years, with over 50 petabytes installed. Together, we have delivered successful deployments at Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dailymotion, RTL2, SFR, Telenet, eTF1 and many more. Today, we're thrilled to take our partnership to the next level with this announcement."

Chuck Smith, vice president, Business Development, HP Servers, said: "With the explosion of unstructured data growth, it is critical that organisations invest in file and object storage solutions that can effectively support their needs, now and into the future. HP ProLiant servers with Scality provide an enterprise-class object storage solution that scales out linearly as a single distributed, protected system across multiple active sites, thousands of servers, sizing beyond petabytes, and unlimited objects."

"This is a market-shaping deal for Scality, HP, and customers," said Terri McClure, senior analyst at ESG. "Scality gets global scale with a robust, resurgent enterprise partner in HP. HP gets an innovative software partner in Scality - one that is helping to redefine storage with its high-performance SDS platform. More customers worldwide will experience a new class of software-defined hyper-scale storage that flexibly combines great software with an array of server hardware to meet a wide range of use cases IT organisations face today."

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