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Connectria selects Scality to launch a public cloud storage service


Scality’s first ‘Storage as a Service’ customer in North America

San Francisco – 22nd February 2011Scality 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.

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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.”


About Scality
Scality is the developer of RING, an application centric cloud storage system, enabling cloud storage to easily scale up to exabytes using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage.

Scality delivers the performance and reliability of a SAN- or NAS-based architecture without the hassles of volume management at one half of the cost.

Scality 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 services managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications. Scality RING is based on a patented object storage technology, which delivers high availability, ease of operations and total control of your data.

For more information please visit or follow Scality on Twitter: @Scality.

About Connectria
Connectria Hosting ( is a profitable and growing global provider of cloud, managed and complex hosting services. Packaged or customized solutions are available for technologies including OS, virtualization, database, email/collaboration and application/web servers. Connectria's hosting expertise represents one of the industry's widest range of supported platforms from a variety of vendors, including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell, SUN, Citrix, VMware and Open Source (e.g. Linux/LAMP, MySQL).

A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without any debt or equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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