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Scality All-Flash RING8 Announced

by Michael Rink
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Today, Scality announced a new release of its RING object storage software platform and shared a few performance metrics when running on an all-flash cluster. Scality was founded in 2009. The company has two primary products.  The first is RING, the object storage software platform which is the focus of today’s article. RING is currently on its eighth major revision, and so is frequently referred to as RING8. The second is the Zenko multi-cloud controller that we covered earlier this year. It is available in open source and enterprise editions.

Today, Scality announced a new release of its RING object storage software platform and shared a few performance metrics when running on an all-flash cluster. Scality was founded in 2009. The company has two primary products.  The first is RING, the object storage software platform which is the focus of today’s article. RING is currently on its eighth major revision, and so is frequently referred to as RING8. The second is the Zenko multi-cloud controller that we covered earlier this year. It is available in open source and enterprise editions.

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According to Scality, when running on a cluster of six all-flash servers, RING typically handles a throughput of ten gigabytes per second. RING8 is designed to scale to handle very, very large amounts of traffic, and according to the company, performance scales linearly with the number of servers in a cluster. All of which means that if a cluster with six all-flash RING8 servers can handle ten gigabytes per second, a cluster with twelve all-flash RING8 servers can manage twenty gigabytes per second of throughput.

Scality also unveiled new capabilities it plans to include in its latest release of the RING8 software platform. They haven’t yet provided much detail on the planned improvements, but here is what we know. RING8 already provides backup and restore services. According to today’s announcement, Scality plans to improve the restore portion of that service with an “instant” restore. The company says that the update will also improve its support for customers who want to use their software to support design, simulation, live analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning (AI & ML) use cases. Finally, Scality says they’re also improving video streaming support and provided several examples of their already impressive real-world uses, including a cable company that uses Scality’s scale-out file storage (SOFS) to ingest 160 high definition video TV channels at the same time. Assuming a fairly standard broadcast format using 1.5GB/s, that’s a throughput of 240 GB/S or about 20 PB of video a day.

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