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Scality Releases First Cisco Validated Design for Object Storage and Announces C Spire as Joint Customer

Scality, world leader in object and cloud storage, today announced its Scality RING object storage software is now validated by Cisco for the Cisco UCS S3260 storage server and integrated UCS Manager. Scality RING is a software-defined storage platform designed for the digital enterprise, providing ultimate flexibility in supporting the business needs of Global Service Providers, large enterprises, Media & Entertainment providers, and those working with data generated by Internet-connected devices (IoT). The Cisco-Scality joint storage solution enables digital businesses to solve critical IT problems by managing data growth with predictability, leveraging standard hardware that is already proven in their environments. This Cisco Validated Design (CVD) ensures that the Cisco-Scality solution is designed, tested, and documented to facilitate faster, more reliable, and more predictable deployments for customers.

C Spire is storing the future of TV. An innovation leader in the technology and telecom sectors, C Spire, is leveraging the Cisco and Scality storage solution to deliver petabyte-scale, data-rich storage for its digital television product. The company is using Scality RING validation by Cisco to help power the upcoming release of its new sophisticated streaming TV service, eliminating the need for a set top box.

"Being customer inspired and a technology innovation leader, it's critical that we have a reliable storage partner that allows us to scale quickly and meet the evolving entertainment and video needs of consumers," said Ashley Phillips, general manager of Home Services for C Spire. "We worked very closely with Scality and Cisco to deploy a robust solution that allows us to optimize our new streaming TV product."

Modern data centers increasingly rely on a variety of architectures for storage whereas in the past, focus was on block and file storage only. Today's organizations are turning to object storage due to its unlimited scalability and easy management, low cost per petabyte, and suitability for large capacity implementations. The Cisco-Scality solution delivers economic savings at scale for modern digital businesses, enabling customers to take advantage of infinite scale with linear performance, 100 percent uptime, and the flexibility needed to manage dynamic storage requirements.

"Leading analyst firms recognize Scality as an object storage leader," said Paul Turner, chief marketing officer at Scality. "This validation by Cisco reconfirms that leadership position and gives enterprise customers the peace of mind to know that Scality technology perfectly integrates with their Cisco UCS S3260 storage servers."

Scality RING object storage is a massively scalable, software-defined storage system that delivers unified storage for unstructured data with cloud economics. It provides enterprise-class reliability, scale-out capacity, and lower cost with Cisco's industry-standard UCS server solution. For more information, please visit

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Published Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:24 PM by David Marshall
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