Scality, an established leader in object-based storage, announced the immediate release of Scality RING 4.2. Release 4.2 expands support for universal data access with the introduction of new file sharing protocols including NFS and CIFS.
Beyond seamless access to these standard file systems, Release 4.2 extends the RING’s data protection capabilities to NFS and CIFS thanks to Scality’s GeoSync, which provides file-level synchronization between data centers.
NFS, CIFS and AFP Expand Scality’s Open Cloud Access Support for Industry Standard File Systems.
Release 4.2 expands Scality’s Open Cloud Access initiative with the inclusion of native NFS version 3, CIFS with Samba 3.5 support, AppleTalk Filing Protocol (AFP) based on Netatalk 3.x and open source or commercial FTP. Unlike other object storage products, which can only be accessed through REST API or, only support file protocols with ad-hoc gateways, the release of RING 4.2 demonstrates Scality’s commitment to native interoperability with the most widely adopted industry-standard file systems. Furthermore, using RING Release 4.2, a file can be stored by an application using NFS, and read by another application using a REST API.
“Our Open Cloud Access strategy, first announced in
GeoSync Data Protection Extended to NFS and Other File Systems
In addition to expanded support for standard file access protocols, RING Release 4.2 brings a data copy facility. GeoSync supports synchronous and asynchronous block-level and file-level replication across datacenters. Now files can enjoy the same level of data protection as object-based data.
“Thanks to GeoSync, Scality can replicate object, file system and block environments across data centers. This brings the cost and data protection efficiency of object storage to traditional applications which cannot be easily transformed to handle a REST API. RING 4.2 is the most comprehensive solution to store and protect petabyte-scale data on a global scale. It enables traditional datacenters to benefit from object storage right now, while having a path towards a software defined datacenter architecture,” said
Scality RING 4.2 is GA and available immediately for deployment.
Scality is an industry leader in petabyte-scale storage. The company was founded in 2009 to introduce a paradigm shift in storage with a software only solution that could easily handle exponential data growth, ensure high availability, deliver high performance and reduce operational cost. Scality’s award winning scale-out storage solution, the Scality RING, is based on a patented object storage technology and operates seamlessly on any commodity server hardware. It delivers outstanding scalability and data persistence, while the end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality based storage infrastructure integrates seamlessly with applications through the support of standard storage protocols such as NFS, S3 API, Cinder for OpenStack, as well as open source integration for Hadoop. In the past four years Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files, to tens of millions of users each day with 100% availability. Scality’s impressive customer list include four of the top ten cable operators in the US, the second largest Telco in
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