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Connectria selects Scality to launch a public cloud storage service

Scality today announced that Connectria – one of the longest-standing, most experienced, enterprise-class hosting businesses in North America – has selected Scality RING as the core technology of its new Storage as a Service offering.

Rich Waidmann, founder and CEO of Connectria, said: “At Connectria, we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence, because many businesses depend upon us and, as our customers, they deserve the best – we have made this philosophy a cornerstone of our business since 1998 and it’s held us in good stead. With that in mind, that we are happy to become Scality’s first Storage as a Service customer in North America says everything you need to know about how we view Scality and Scality RING.”

The Scality RING platform creates a series of nodes that are built using off-the-shelf servers. Each node on the RING controls its own segment of the overall storage pool. By monitoring other segments and constantly replicating – as well as load-balancing – the data, the storage becomes self-healing in the event of a drive or segment of the pool failing for whatever reason. Scality technology 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 service providers managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications.

Serge Dugas, chief sales & marketing officer for Scality, said: “After a year of successes in EMEA markets, 2011 is poised to be a very strong year in North America for Scality. We are proud to have been selected by Connectria after a thorough review of storage infrastructure solutions by Connectria’s Rusty Putzler, vice president – engineering.”