Scality Review

This product is interesting if you target a least 10 PB.


What is most valuable?

S3 and CDMI, restful API for object access, are useful for deploying standard S3 or CDMI-based applications such as cloud backup, email.

Erasure coding technologies permit to reduce storage costs by providing the same security as replication but with less storage resources.

Scality permit to deploy a data/metadata ring on 2 sites, a specific DRP ring on a remote site.

Each ring can have its own QoS (Rep3, EC,…) in order to provide application-based SLAs

How has it helped my organization?

We have benefitted from cloud storage adoption.

What needs improvement?

S3 complete compliance which is planned for v6.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Only at the beginning because of a specific implementation issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Adding a storage node is simple but rebalancing takes a long time (several weeks).

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is correct.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Scality is the first cloud storage product we have used.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was complex.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is interesting if you target a least 10 PB.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated SwiftStack, Cleversafe, HDS Content Platform, and Mezeo.

What other advice do I have?

Take care of S3 compliance and metadata ring architecture.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: My company invested in Scality after deploying it at the relevant scale.
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