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Learn the basics about HPE Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING on HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10, then take a deeper dive into the technical paper.

HPE Object Storage_Scality RING_blog.jpgTraditional file and block storage architectures are being challenged by explosive data growth, fueled by the expansion of Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Object storage is helping businesses deal with these trends by providing economical and cost-effective storage solutions that keep up with the demand to expand storage capacity—while also providing improved data protection using erasure-coding technology at a lower cost per TB.

Looking for object-based, software-defined storage at petabyte scale?

When running on HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 servers, Scality RING delivers enterprise-level object storage. With the latest Gen10 release, the Apollo 4200 has security, performance, and reliability improvements that make it an ideal platform for the Scality RING. Enhancements to Scality RING, such as the ability to access all data in a single namespace from both file and object interfaces, enables the solution to fit within most environments.

Ready to learn more? You’ll find the answers and insight you need in this technical paper from HPE: HPE Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING on HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10. Written for CTOs and solution architects, the white paper offers you a clear understanding of an object-based HPE Apollo Gen10 ServerHPE Apollo Gen10 Serverstorage solution that can handle the rapid growth of unstructured data, cloud, and archival storage. This white paper provides you with an understanding of the business use cases around object storage and explores the internal architecture of the Scality RING software. In addition to explaining how the RING protects data stored within it with configurable erasure code, the paper also explores new features such integration with the Apollo 4200 Gen10 iLO API for up-to-the-minute health monitoring within the Scality management console.

Data protection priorities and hardware considerations are also discussed.

Scality RING has built-in data protection features that go beyond the capabilities provided by erasure coding. It is able to automatically self-heal in the event of a failure. Data is redistributed across surviving nodes rewriting redundancy segments as the data is rebalanced. In addition, nodes of the RING may be distributed geographically to provide site resiliency or lower-latency localized access.

As with many Linux-based software-defined storage products, the desire to use white-box servers as the hardware base must be carefully considered. Often times the need to expand the capacity and capability of the solution is a very real requirement. This white paper explores various factors that not only provide the requisite capacity at startup but also the long-term ramifications of managing and maintaining the solution over the entire lifecycle. Things to keep in mind include selecting hardware that has been qualified with the storage software and toolsets that allow the entire storage cluster to be managed through standard interfaces. The technical paper also includes details on the set of proven hardware components for the safest, most secure, and stable platform for building a long-term storage solution using Scality.

For decision-makers looking to make the most informed selection for long-term storage needs, this paper is a must read: HPE Scalable Object Storage with Scality RING on HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10

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headshot 400x276.jpgMeet Around the Storage Block blogger Perry Merritt, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, HPE. Perry has more than 30 years of experience designing, developing and testing storage products with the last ten years focused on object and scale-out storage.



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