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ScaleUp Technologies Shows 'Behind the Scenes of a Cloud Storage Service Launch' at Storage Networking Conference "SNW Europe"

In co-operation with object-based cloud storage pioneer Scality, the German cloud leader ScaleUp today presented its cost-cutting Storage Management Platform to the audience at Storage Networking World Europe.

"For users, ScaleUp's Secure Cloud Storage offers 3X Redundant Storage with a German-based, EU-compliant cloud data storage solution," said Christoph Streit, ScaleUp's CTO and Co-Founder. "It is compatible with the familiar S3 storage API and only 0.10€ per gigabyte per month. For MSP's and Enterprise providers seeking to launch their own storage solutions using Scality RING technology, ScaleUp can offer its Storage Management Platform for faster go-to-market."

He added, "ScaleUp's self-service storage platform enables full user authentication and allows users to purchase online. It includes a ‘User Account Dashboard' and automates the collection of metering, billing and payment."

ScaleUp spent many months reviewing storage technology providers before deciding upon Scality, the developer of massively scalable object storage software for email and cloud storage applications.

Due to this partnership, ScaleUp can offer its storage solution for a competitive price of 0.10€ per gigabyte per month (excl. VAT) - which is less expensive than even Amazon S3 for a comparable service.

"Scality's object-based storage platform, Scality RING, offers high performance and a patented self-healing architecture and manages to reduce overall costs while meeting the security needs for ScaleUps's storage offering," explained Christoph Streit.

Giorgio Regni, Scality's CTO, commented: "Our object store is ideally suited for providers wishing to start a competitive cloud storage service. It enables the use of any number of commodity servers and low-cost disks, thanks to our patented replication model and our content checksums, effectively ending silent data corruption, even without the use of RAID systems."

"We have worked closely with ScaleUp to integrate our fully distributed architecture, free from single points of failure or bottlenecks, with their provisioning and billing systems" he added.

Through this partnership, on top of offering a public cloud storage service, ScaleUp adds another offering to its portfolio by becoming a global reseller for Scality, bringing the economics of the Cloud and the performance and security of on-premise infrastructures, to the Enterprise market with Private Cloud Storage deployments.

Published Tuesday, October 26, 2010 6:06 PM by David Marshall
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