2017 Press Releases

December 19, 2017

Data Dynamics and Scality Partner to Deliver Intelligent File Management and Multi-Cloud Storage Solutions for Business Transformation

Data Dynamics and Scality announced a joint partnership that empowers enterprises to seamlessly analyze, move, manage and modernize data assets for true business transformation.

According to Gartner, the worldwide data volume is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of more than 800 percent over the next five years, with 80 percent of that growth from unstructured data. Organizations are challenged with renovating their rapidly expanding data systems for greater business value, when files have become isolated and difficult to move across incompatible platforms, and often require multiple IT resources and consultants in the upgrade process.

By utilising Data Dynamics and Scality, organisations can move their data to new storage systems with confidence. StorageX intelligent file management from Data Dynamics is a powerful solution for consolidating and managing data from older storage technologies to Scality RING, an enterprise-ready object storage solution. RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active and compliant archives, and private storage clouds.

Besides, Scality RING software can be deployed on standard x86 servers of choice, reducing costs by taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale 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 14 9s of durability and 100 percent availability. Top-ranked by IDC and Gartner, and powered by native file, object and S3 interfaces, the RING provides high performance across a variety of workloads at up to 90 percent lower TCO than legacy storage.

“The requirements of today’s digital business have created an insatiable demand for simple, durable and cost-effective storage solutions such as Scality RING,” said Paul Turner, CMO for Scality. “Enterprises want fast and efficient tools to help migrate their most valuable data to newer systems after years of use on outdated platforms. StorageX is a proven product for managing and optimizing that data migration from legacy storage to RING. Together, Data Dynamics and Scality offer a solution that enables organizations to benefit from using state-of-the-art storage, without the complexities and cost burdens associated with moving data from one system to another.”

StorageX dynamic file management solution uses an automated, policy-based engine to ensure file movement processes run seamlessly.

Features include:

  • Accelerated consumption of Scality RING object storage, using powerful analytics to quickly identify sets of matching shares/exports to be moved, consolidated, replicated and/or archived.

  • Automated data movement policies for facilitated transfer, archiving or replication of SMB/NFS source files across heterogeneous storage resources. Move and consolidate an entire share or export to new Scality storage.

  • Cutover estimation for estimated data movement time. Decide when “cutover” will occur, or when to stop sharing the source and start redirecting users to file data in the new location.

  • Automated access control security management for Software Identifiers (SIDs). Make changes to SIDs, remove orphan SIDs and preserve SIDs during file movement.

“File management has become a strategic initiative to ensure business agility, but as content becomes richer and increasingly dynamic, and newer storage technologies such as Scality RING gain widespread adoption, businesses wrestle with how to best manage the transition of their data when deploying a new storage system,” said Cuong Le, Senior Vice President Field Operations, Data Dynamics. “StorageX minimizes file management complexity, cost and risk with a dynamic platform that provides a single view of files across storage silos to turn data into actionable business intelligence. Scality RING together with StorageX, offers a tested and trusted offering that facilitates adaption to changing business demands.”