Scality Brings Ring Storage Software to Dell Portfolio
Software-based storage vendor Scality announced a new partnership to integrate its Ring petabyte-scale storage software with Dell’s enterprise infrastructure, including Dell PowerEdge servers.
Beginning immediately, Scality’s Ring-based solutions will be available for all of Dell’s storage and networking hardware. Scality said the combination of its software with Dell’s hardware will help joint customers to more easily scale their networks and increase overall server performance.
“Teaming with Scality further expands our software-defined data center portfolio and leadership as the most forward-looking industry partner for software-defined storage solutions and support,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager of Dell Storage, in a statement. “The combined Dell and Scality solution offers multi-petabyte object storage solutions for a wide range of enterprise customers, including cloud service providers, media and entertainment companies, research institutions, telecom providers and more.”
According to Scality, the decoupling process between its hardware-agnostic Ring software and Dell’s products allows it to provide customers with the ability to mix and match different generations and server types for custom deployments, thus providing a wider range of solutions.
“This relationship with Dell is an ideal match, allowing us to offer enterprises the best of both hardware and software, with a one-stop experience,” said Erwan Menard, chief operating officer of Scality.
Although Scality Ring is compatible with all of Dell’s PowerEdge servers, several specific configurations are recommended, including the Dell PowerEdge R730xd rack server. A free self-service trial for Scality Ring is available for those looking to try before they buy.
Scality forged a similar agreement with Hewlett Packard (HPQ) last year that would allow the company to offer the Ring software with HP’s server hardware technology.