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TwinStrata and Scality Partner To Deliver Turnkey Private Cloud Solution

December 1, 2010 by  

Web Host ServicesNATICK, MA / SAN FRANCISCO, CA – TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator in data protection and iSCSI cloud storage solutions, has integrated Scality’s RING storage platform into its family of CloudArray® virtual and physical appliances. With the addition of Scality integration, CloudArray customers can now easily choose and deploy either a private cloud environment or connect with internationally available public cloud providers powered by Scality RING and receive off-site data protection and disaster recovery capabilities on a “plug-and-play” basis.

TwinStrata’s CloudArray’s “like local” performance, control, and policy-driven automation enables Scality customers to leverage the on-demand elasticity and adaptability of Scality’s RING cloud storage through innovative asynchronous replication, in-cloud snapshots, dynamic caching, in-flight and at-rest encryption, compression, iSCSI, and continuous access to and control of data in the cloud. In the event of a disruption or an outage, data can be rapidly restored on-site, off-site, or in the cloud, providing secure, anywhere, anytime application and data accessibility.  


Scality’s RING software combines the storage capabilities of numerous x86 generic servers to deliver a storage cloud infrastructure with carrier-grade scalability, service availability and data reliability. Scality’s RING enables a lower cost of ownership, while providing a very simple management interface where additional performance or capacity can be added or removed to meet customer needs with zero service interruption.

“One of the primary use cases of cloud storage is as a low-cost alternative tier of storage, allowing migration of less used data,” said Gartner Research Director Adam Couture. “But whether you’re talking public or private clouds, the challenge has always been integrating the cloud with traditional data center storage infrastructure.”

Together, Scality RING and TwinStrata CloudArray solve this challenge by providing a low-cost cloud storage infrastructure along with plug-and-play access to traditional IT infrastructures for off-site data protection and disaster recovery solutions.

The benefits of using TwinStrata CloudArray with the Scality RING storage platform are many and include:
– Minimal operational requirements, elastic scalability, and a self-healing architecture with volume management
– Flexible and agile business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities
– A simple, affordable, fast, and non-intrusive deployment model
– Significantly reduced capex, opex, and management complexity
– Access to public and private cloud infrastructures, hybrid models

“Businesses are seeking ways to cut costs without sacrificing the security and integrity of their critical data assets,” said TwinStrata’s CEO, Nicos Vekiarides. “CloudArray’s built-in flexibility and security satisfy the most stringent data storage and protection policies imaginable. Our partnership with Scality provides a way for CloudArray end users to meet their data protection demands by leveraging an innovative, robust and economical cloud storage architecture.”

Jerome Lecat, Scality’s CEO, added: “Storing, backing up and archiving an always increasing amount of data without growing the cost is one of the biggest challenges for business IT today. Scality RING’s patented, self-repairing storage architecture revolutionizes the enterprise world by delivering the unparalleled economics of the Cloud to every enterprise. Our partnership with TwinStrata offers enterprises an easy to deploy and secure solution to deal with critical data protection, email archiving and disaster recovery at a significantly reduced cost.”

CloudArray, complete with Scality interoperability, is available from TwinStrata and through its network of partners. For more information, visit www.twinstrata.com/cloudarray.

About Scality
Scality is the developer of RING, a software platform enabling cloud storage to easily scale up to Exabyte’s using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage. Scality is used by Service Providers to deploy Storage-as-a-Service offerings, by Email Providers to store emails for millions of users, and by web services managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications. Scality RING is based on a patented object storage technology, which delivers high availability, ease of operations and total control of your data.  Scality delivers the performance and reliability of a SAN- or NAS-based architecture without the hassles of volume management at one third to half of the cost.

As well as supporting a “no single point of failure” storage pool, the resultant cloud storage service is available 24×7 to end user businesses with no service interruptions whatsoever. For more information please visit www.scality.com.

About TwinStrata, Inc.
TwinStrata provides enterprise-class data protection solutions that are simple, affordable, and secure. These solutions leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. The company’s CloudArray™ software provides a substantial cost savings over traditional off-site storage solutions, with a pay-as-you-go grow model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots, AES256 bit encryption, and on-site, off-site or in-the-cloud access to data.  For more information about TwinStrata and CloudArray software, visit www.twinstrata.com.

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