Supermicro Launches Software-Defined Object Storage Solution with Scality

Supermicro, a global vendor delivering servers, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, has launched a new solution leveraging the Scality RING offering. Scality RING is a software-defined native file and object storage solution for large scale on-premises storage and management of unstructured data. It would enable enterprises to scale and protect their data in on-premises or hybrid cloud deployments.

Vik Malyala
“Customers will quickly see how easy it is to deploy the Scality RING software on Supermicro servers and storage systems,” said Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro.

Scality RING enables both performance-optimized and capacity-optimized storage. It features automated data durability levels using multiple data protection methods including geo-distribution capabilities. The Supermicro and Scality solution would deliver a petabyte-scale storage framework offering “cost-effective scaling, performance, and resiliency.”

The object storage solution can be paired with Supermicro’s optimized hardware configurations, providing users an appliance-like deployment and service levels to meet enterprise requirements.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to work with leading software organizations, Supermicro is teaming with Scality to bring a simple, scalable, and powerful storage solution to the most demanding environments today,” said Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro. “Customers will quickly see how easy it is to deploy the Scality RING software on Supermicro servers and storage systems. Our reference architectures allow us to design and implement solutions based on customer requirements from our flexible Building Block Solutions approach.”

Increasing Storage Densities

This flexibility of this object storage solution would make it possible to construct capacity-optimized RINGs or performance-optimized RINGs. In all cases, the RING software abstracts the underlying physical servers and hard disk drives.

RING can exploit the lower-latency access characteristics of NVMe to maintain its internal metadata. RING is designed to scale out over time, across server generations, as well as the increasing storage densities expected as a normal part of the RING platform lifecycle.

“We are thrilled to create a joint solution with Supermicro that benefits our customers,” said Wally MacDermid, vice president of strategic alliances at Scality. “Innovative organizations looking to transform their infrastructures for today’s digital economy want solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain while protecting their most important asset, their data. Supermicro’s highly-configurable systems with the latest storage interface technologies combined with Scality’s industry leading RING, gives customers business agility, resiliency and efficiency to solve data storage and orchestration challenges at petabyte-scale.”