San Francisco, USA and Cagliari, Italy – April 26th 2011 – Tiscali, one of Italy’s leading independent telecommunication companies, has now gone live with a Storage as a Service offering based on Scality RING.
The “Tiscali Cloud Storage” service, which can be found at http://business.tiscali.it/cloud/prodotti/storage/, comes with a competitive pricing scheme and extreme reliability. Companies can open an account for an initial 100GB for a promotional 15 €/month, including 50 GB of traffic in and 50 TB of traffic out, and no transaction fees. After the first 100GB of data, the service is completely pay-per-use (per GB/month) as data grows.
Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality, said, “Tiscali was one of the trendsetters who were early in committing to our patented organic storage technology, Scality RING, as the backend platform for their customers.”
“Tiscali chose Scality for its innovative approach, performance and reliability,” said Salvatore Pulvirenti, CIO, Tiscali. “Thanks to Scality’s cutting-edge RING storage technology, at Tiscali we already launched a cloud storage service for our customers, complete with personalised clients and web browsers. We plan to focus on attracting more customers and solution providers to deploy secure and compliant cloud solutions using Tiscali Cloud Storage as an object-based storage cloud.”
Gianluca Nonnis (For Tiscali S.p.A.)
loc. Sa Illetta
SS 195, Km 2300
09122 Cagliari – Italy
Fax +39 070 4609222
Scality is the developer of RING, an application centric cloud storage system, enabling emails and cloud storage platforms to easily scale up to exabytes using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage.
Scality RING transforms commodity x86 server hardware equipped with any kind of storage (SSD, SCSI, SAS…) into a single namespace capable of handling billions of files, without any hassle of volume management or complex backup procedures.
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.
About Tiscali Italia
Tiscali S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana. Milan: TIS) is one of the leading alternative telecommunications companies in Italy. Tiscali supplies a wide range of services to its customers, both private individuals and companies: internet access through dial-up and ADSL, as well as voice, VoIP, media, and added-value services and other technologically advanced products.
As at 31 December 2010 Tiscali had a total of roughly 709 thousand customers in Italy, which roughly 550 thousand are ADSL customers. Around 369 thousand of these are Dual Play customers.
The Tiscali website may be accessed at www.tiscali.it.