Scality, leader in software solutions for global data orchestration and distributed file and object storage, today announced that the company’s acclaimed RING™ software-defined storage solution was ranked with the highest score in the “Hybrid Cloud Storage” use case, and scored second highest in all other use cases in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Object Storage report published on 25th November 2019.
For the report, Gartner analysts Raj Bala, Julia Palmer and Chandra Mukhyala evaluated 13 object storage products against eight critical capabilities and five use cases. Scality RING received the highest score in one of the use cases, and scored second highest in the others.
In the report, the analysts note that “Cost reduction is driving interest in on-premises object storage offerings; however, hybrid cloud storage capabilities are also attracting the attention of I&O leaders.”
“The importance of hybrid cloud is undeniable, and flexibility in cloud choice, along with data usability—cloud-native—are truly important for today’s enterprise,” said Paul Speciale, Scality’s Chief Product Officer. “To us, receiving our use case scores are a great validation of what we see as important in today’s data-rich enterprise.” Scality RING’s highest score for the Hybrid Cloud Storage Use Case was accompanied by second highest scores for each of the other four use cases: Analytics, Archiving, Backup, and Cloud Storage.
Scality was also recognised by Gartner in September, 2019 as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage. Scality was recognised for the fourth year in a row.
“We are very proud to offer our customers the best solution for their unstructured data storage needs, whether file or object,” added Speciale. “It’s clear that the future of IT is Hybrid Cloud, and we endeavour to develop and deploy the very best solutions for flexible hybrid- and multi-cloud infrastructure for unstructured data so that our customers can realise maximum value from their data. We think that our efforts are being acknowledged for Hybrid IT.”