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Aziende Italia deploys new B2B email and cloud storage service using Scality RING and TwinStrata CloudArray®
San Francisco, CA and Rome, Italy – August 30, 2011 - Scality today announced that Aziende Italia, one of the top web-hosting and internet service providers (ISPs) in Italy, has deployed the Scality RING cloud storage platform with TwinStrata CloudArray®. The seamless integration of Scality’s RING organic storage platform into the TwinStrata family of CloudArray virtual and physical appliances was announced last November.
The combined solution is used by Aziende Italia to offer unlimited-capacity business email along with a new online backup service for its B2B customers.
Aziende Italia’s CTO, Federico D’Ormea, said, “The unlimited scaling possible with Scality RING, at a very low production cost, represents for us a definitive solution for all of the cloud services we're going to deploy this year. After an extensive evaluation of various storage technologies, we chose Scality RING’s easy-to-manage architecture because it has ‘no single point of failure’ and because it will give us the ability to deploy our new unlimited Business Class Mail service in a secure environment with very high availability and performance — two of our customers’ greatest expectations. With the help of Scality’s technologists, we chose TwinStrata CloudArray, which presents the cloud storage as traditional block storage, to allow our customers to leverage our cloud storage service without any change to their infrastructure.”
Ann Doyle, VP Sales, TwinStrata, added, “By using Scality RING with TwinStrata CloudArray, Aziende Italia is now able to meet customers’ data storage demands in a secure, economical and easy-to-deploy cloud storage architecture.”
Adoption of Scality’s patented RING technology is steadily increasing among business and cloud storage companies throughout Europe. Scality is already the leading cloud storage vendor in Germany, and the company now has several customers in Italy.
“Twinstrata CloudArray coupled with Scality RING organic storage technology offers a complete solution that delivers the best of both worlds - compatibility with legacy applications and a radical decrease in cost. We are glad to see Aziende Italia, one of the most visionary players in Italy, be the first to provide our combined offering in an integrated package”, said Jérôme Lecat, CEO of Scality.
CloudArray technology explained
CloudArray® data storage and data protection software enables businesses to instantly expand their available storage capacity using public and private storage clouds. CloudArray seamlessly integrates into existing on-premise storage environments and delivers cost-effective enterprise-class storage services optimized for performance, multi-site availability and elastic unlimited storage capacity at a substantial cost-savings over traditional storage solutions.
CloudArray Software is available as a virtual appliance supporting all the market-leading hypervisors: VMware ESX/ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon EC2. It is also available in a physical appliance for customers that prefer dedicated purpose-built hardware.
Scality is a VC backed, Silicon Valley-based company delivering Scality RING Organic Storage, the ultimate solution for the storage of unstructured data at petabyte scale with zero downtime and no data migration.
The organic design creates a scale-out system with distributed intelligence, which has no single point of failure and is resilient and self-healing. Customers achieve high availability, ease of operations and total control of their data at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage. Built with patented technology, Scality RING easily scales to exabytes using x86 commodity server hardware with direct attached storage.
Typically used for private clouds (especially backup, video and file sharing, media archive, healthcare, genomics and geophysics), for public clouds (StaaS), for SaaS applications (webmail) and for Web 2.0 services, Scality RING is the first object-based storage technology to deliver the performance required for primary application storage.
For more information please visit www.scality.com or follow Scality on Twitter: @Scality.
About TwinStrata, Inc.
TwinStrata is an innovator in enterprise-class data storage, data protection and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions using cloud storage. With TwinStrata CloudArray®, companies of all sizes can simply and economically leverage the scalability and efficiency of cloud storage while maintaining the availability, performance and security of local storage. CloudArray software and hardware solutions support all file and operating systems, and deliver substantial advantages over traditional off-site storage solutions, including a pay-as-you-go model, unlimited elastic capacity, local performance, in-cloud snapshots and disaster recovery, dynamic caching, automated policies, AES256 encryption, and continuous access to data. For more information about TwinStrata and CloudArray software, visit www.twinstrata.com or follow CloudArray on Twitter: @CloudArray.
About Aziende Italia Srl
Aziende Italia S.r.l, based in Rome and Prague, offers a huge variety of web hosting services to the Italian and Czech markets. Online since 1999, was one of the first companies to have internet services as its core business in Italy, taking its share of the market by offering performing and reliable Web Hosting services and building strong relationships with customers from business and consumers markets. www.aziendeitalia.com
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