The HP Scality RING is a software-defined storage platform that runs on HP ProLiant Gen8 and Gen9 Servers and is designed for multi-application environments with mixed-workload performance requirements at petabyte scale. The RING collapses traditional object storage and NAS, and addresses storage workloads that do not require expensive flash-based SAN, including file, object, and VM workloads. Leveraging the power and flexibility of the HP ProLiant SL4540, DL380, and DL360 servers, Scality RING provides an enterprise-class storage solution designed to scale linearly across multiple active sites and thousands of servers. Acting as a single, distributed system, this combination supports scaling beyond petabyte and hosting an unlimited number of objects. Powered by a rich choice of protocols and interfaces, and a wide range of data protection schemes, Scality RING provides high throughput and high IOPS performance. The software enables continuous uptime through hardware failures, capacity expansions, software upgrades, and hardware upgrades. A unique hardware-agnostic architecture enables customers to take advantage of future innovations in HP components and models in the ProLiant server family, and media enhancements in speed, capacity, and architecture.
Enterprises and Service Providers are challenged to build scale-out storage infrastructures that support multiple application workloads and provide the highest data resiliency with the current technical limitations and costs of current traditional vendors. To stay flexible, efficient and cost-effective, Scality RING provides different mechanisms for protecting data including replication and erasure coding achieving up to 14 9s of availability. Organizations wishing to deploy an HP + Scality storage infrastructure can do so without having to make significant changes to their applications. Scality RING supports object (HTTP/REST), file (CIFS/NFS) and block storage for virtual machines, and supports a wide selection of application interfaces.