Scality’s Latest RING Is For Large-Scale Hybrid Cloud Environments

Scality is bringing out a software-defined solution for large-scale on-premises storage of unstructured data. RING8 is the latest generation of Scality’s flagship product.

In addition to a new eXtended Data Management (XDM) tool which integrates cloud data orchestration into the RING, key features of the product also include security enhancements, multi-tenancy and cloud-native application support.

“Combining scalable object storage with Scality RING addresses our customers current and emerging data storage and orchestration needs. It's all about accommodating the immense value of data," said Patrick Osborne, HPE's VP & GM, Big Data and Secondary Storage. "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 optimise its value to the organisation.”

Scality RING8 offers, among other things, role-based access control (RBAC), support for Key Management Systems over KMIP 1.2 API, and SAML/Active Directory integration.

There is multi-tenancy support for service providers including S3 based quotas for STaaS and AWS IAM Bucket Policies (previously User/Group policies).

The XDM integrates data management across multiple RINGs (as in edge/core configurations) and brings public and private cloud data management and governance capabilities for hybrid- and multi-cloud infrastructures. This is said to provide a global metadata namespace and search across RING and public clouds, data mobility across RING and clouds with lifecycle tiering and 1-M replication, and more.

Jérôme Lecat, Scality’s founder and CEO, said, “We understand the value of that data, and bring cutting-edge solutions 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. We believe in continuous improvement, and the new features in RING8 respond to evolving customer needs--the kind that affect their success.”

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