Scality RING8 Competitors and Alternatives

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Chris Gatch
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
Apr 1, 2019
The platform is capable of scaling to very large capacities

What is our primary use case?

We are a data center operator and service provider. We deliver cloud storage as a service solution to other customers. So, it's a multitenant cloud service solution, like Amazon S3 or Azure Blob Service. Therefore, cloud storage is our use case. Our customers are getting file volumes, storage volumes, or object containers from us. They put data on them and manage them on our portal. We are using the current version of the product.

Pros and Cons

  • The performance is good. It is a secondary storage platform designed for archive and backup, so performance for the right use cases is very good. We have been pretty happy in that regard.
  • The biggest room for improvement is the maturity of the proxyFS solution. That piece of code is relatively new, so most of our issues have been around the proxyFS.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • One of their advantages of being a commercial open source platform is, for the scale that they offer, the pricing is pretty competitive.

What other advice do I have?

It is a really good object storage. I would be careful about use cases around proxyFS, because it's a less mature, earlier stage component. It is a good platform, as long as it's a technical fit. The support is very good, and that is an important criteria for choosing it. When working with petabytes of data, we find that data can be ingested and accessed at a fast rate. We are able to ingest on a per client basis, typically at about 100 to 250 megabytes a second. We are growing it every month. We continue to sell customers on the service and continue to build new data centers where we're…
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