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Scality and HPE Launch Object Storage Software for Kubernetes

SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2021 – Scality today introduced ARTESCA, a lightweight, enterprise-grade, cloud-native object storage solution designed for the Kubernetes era. Supported on HPE all-flash and hybrid data storage servers, ARTESCA addresses use cases from the edge to the core to the cloud, with emphasis on cloud-native, AI/ML, big data analytics and in-memory applications.

“Increasingly, object storage is deployed on flash-based systems and is now becoming the primary storage for modern applications,” Scality said in its announcement. “The cloud-native environment demands adaptability, portability and efficiency — attributes that traditional storage solutions struggle to match ARTESCA is the industry’s first solution of its kind, purpose-built for developers while meeting the security demands of the enterprise.”

ARTESCA is designed for application owners and DevOps staff to manage persistent data storage infrastructures from anywhere, without being forced into becoming storage experts. Unlike other storage solutions on the market, ARTESCA is intended to be:

  • Lightweight: Easier to install, doesn’t require Linux skills and can start out as small as a single server and scale out.
  • Enterprise-grade: ARTESCA is adaptive and sustainable across platforms and technology innovations. A single pane of glass view enables control of multicloud data, workflow management, API and user-driven metadata search, and comprehensive storage analytics. Dual-layer erasure coding with minimum overhead ensures superior data protection.
  • Cloud-native: ARTESCA is designed for an app-centric, cloud-native environments by supporting multiple Kubernetes distributions and bare metal servers from edge-to-core/core-to-edge or on-premises to public cloud.
  • Object storage: Fast application-centric primary storage for emerging workloads with low latency and 10s of GB/s of throughput to meet the needs of AI/ML, big data analytics and edge applications. It is entirely API-driven, for automated operations.

Scality offers ARTESCA through a public cloud-inspired procurement model, with one, three and five-year subscriptions available, starting at $3,800 per year including 24×7 enterprise support. ARTESCA is available on the HPE portfolio through a six-month exclusive agreement and is also available as a cloud service through HPE GreenLake.

Randy Kerns, senior strategist and analyst, Evaluator Group, said: “Scality has figured out a way to include all the right attributes for cloud-native applications in ARTESCA: lightweight and fast object storage with enterprise-grade capabilities. This is challenging to accomplish and makes it an optimal storage solution for this new class of applications where performance demands are critical. The container-based design enables ARTESCA to fit into the Kubernetes ecosystem — a requirement for cloud-native applications.”

About Scality
The Scality storage platform propels companies to achieve unified data management anywhere data lives — from edge to core to cloud. Our market-leading file and object storage software is designed to protect data in on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With Scality RING and ARTESCA, our modern approach to managing data across the enterprise accelerates business insight for sound decisions and maximum return on investment without compromise. To compete in a data-driven economy, IT leaders and application developers put trust in long-term investments with Scality to build sustainable and adaptable solutions. Scality is recognized as a leader by Gartner and IDC.

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