Scality Powers Dailymotion and Phoenix

Scality has new and expanded RING deployments at Dailymotion and Phoenix. Scality RING’s software-based architecture gives customers the flexibility to pick from any Linux-based x86 platform, and fully supports mixed deployments. Dailymotion is the world’s second largest online video site with over 300 million unique visitors and three billion streams monthly.

Dailymotion initially selected the Scality RING in June of 2014 to store and stream its 40 million video titles. Less than a year later, Dailymotion announced it has doubled its Scality deployment to 17 petabytes. Dailymotion chose Scality for its hardware independence and efficient reliability. Dailymotion’s first deployment consisted of HP SL4540 servers with 4TB drives, chosen for their superior density. Their expansion consisted of HP servers with 6TB drives. Dailymotion was able to perform the multi-rack, mixed hardware expansion without any downtime. For reliability, Scality’s erasure coding protects Dailymotion’s content, and is able to efficiently tolerate multiple, entire chassis or disk drive failures without impacting data access.

“Our environment grows by at least five petabytes a year, so storage is a critical component,” said Pierre-Yves Kerembellec, Head of System and Network Architecture for Dailymotion. “The Scality RING reduced our TCO, made it easy to use off-the-shelf hardware, and implementation was completely transparent to the end users. Everything worked as advertised.”


The Scality RING can tolerate multiple component failures and maintain availability, self-heal disks in minutes not hours, and span multiple sites as a single protected environment. Phoenix chose the RING for its reliability and hardware independence. Phoenix is one of the UK’s leading providers of cloud, managed IT services and business continuity with 28 operating sites across the UK and over 3,600 customers, serving over 300,000 end users across all sectors. Phoenix’s storage customers depend on them for securely storing and recovering data, data compliance, and disaster recovery, so reliability is critical. Phoenix also wanted to leverage multiple form factors of HP servers initially, and as the environment grew. As pure software, (which doesn’t require hardware qualification) the RING was easily able to support this.

“There’s a growing need and therefore growing opportunity to improve the way organisations address IT disaster recovery and the huge volume of data now involved. Many are still approaching the problem with decades old approaches and tools. Our Recover Smarter ‘Active Archive as a Service’ offers vastly superior RPOs and RTOs at a far lower cost point than previously offered and this is made possible by Scality. We chose Scality RING because it exemplifies the modern solution: hardware-agnostic, incredibly reliable, and easy to scale massively.” said Mike Osborne, Managing Director of Business Continuity Services at Phoenix.”

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