Supermicro and Scality have a new solution that is being announced today. The new Supermicro Scality RING solution brings file and object storage. The solutions can start with as few as 3-node deployments which makes them relatively low-effort to deploy. These solutions provide native AWS S3 compatible object interfaces as well as NFS and SMB storage with a POSIX-style file system. With Scality RING, the company says it can support 14x 9’s of durability while running on standard x86 Linux servers without requiring kernel modifications. As a result, it can run on a wide variety of hardware. At STH, we have been planning for this launch for a few weeks.
Supermicro Scality RING Launched
Supermicro has some sizing guides in terms of its nodes designed with this Scality RING solution. Here are the key offerings:
You may notice that these two solutions have been featured on STH recently. If you want to learn more about the first node, check out our Hands-on Look at the Supermicro Simply Double.
For the higher-density 60-bay top loader that STH brought you when it was first off the assembly line, and formally launched today, check out our New Supermicro 60-Bay Top Loading Storage Server Hands-on.
Using Scality, one can get access to a parallel file system that supports a large number of workloads that one can continue to add nodes and capacity to. Networking is provided by 10/25/40/50/100GbE standard networking making the back-end fabric relatively simple to manage. The solution also has features such as multi-site replication and scalability to hundreds of petabytes even if the initial installation is only a few hundred TB.
Overall, this is something very cool. STH has been working over the past two months to bring you some more hands-on with the building blocks behind the Supermicro Scality RING solution. Let us know if you want to see more content such as looking at Scality on STH in the future.