by Wally MacDermid, vice president of strategic alliances, Scality
Organizations’ data capacity consumption is increasing by 10 to 25% per quarter. Yes, that’s right — every quarter. Combined with supply chain delays for server installations, this increase makes keeping up with demand a big challenge.
Going to the public cloud is a no-brainer for some organizations, but for those that house highly sensitive data, it’s not always an option. Businesses that need to protect sensitive data or keep data sovereign require public cloud alternatives to secure their data on-premises. Enter Scality and HPE GreenLake. Scality S3 Object Storage is delivered and managed by HPE GreenLake Cloud Services to accelerate on-prem cloud services and allow customers to retain data sovereignty, scale easily and manage costs.
The ideal public cloud alternative: Scality S3 Object Storage + HPE GreenLake
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is one of the most fundamental cloud services powering the internet. S3 currently stores over 200 trillion objects and often peaks at tens of millions of requests per second. Object storage is used by customers who are building the next generation of applications and services.
But what if you don’t want to be beholden to Amazon or the public cloud? You need data sovereignty — in other words, control over your own data and the freedom to easily migrate your data to another platform whenever you wish.
Scality S3 Object Storage with HPE GreenLake provides organizations with on-prem, cloud-like data services that meet data sovereignty goals and requirements — and keep data secure. This managed service enables customers to scale, even in the midst of rapid growth and supply chain concerns. It’s the cloud that comes to you — wherever your apps and data live.
HPE GreenLake enables any of Scality’s mission-critical workloads to be delivered and managed as a service. With GreenLake, enterprise customers can purchase pay-by-the-month services for backup, disaster recovery, big data, medical imaging and more.
Together, HPE and Scality have deployed over an exabyte of storage and have hundreds of joint customers in more than 40 countries. This represents data-centric use cases in industries such as cloud services, telecommunications companies, banking, hospitals, police, military and defense agencies.
How are some of these companies benefiting from this joint solution? Read on.
Use case #1: Keeping digital evidence safely stored
One city police force in Canada turned to Scality to manage its most sensitive data through HPE GreenLake services. The digital evidence it collects is managed on-site, with a future growth plan for three-site replication for distributed backups.
The Scality/HPE solution makes it possible for the IT team to keep its data on-site while giving them a pay-as-you go model that is as easy to run as the public cloud. This approach takes the stress out of their infrastructure management.
Use case #2: Flexible, cost-effective storage for healthcare
Approximately 30% of the world’s data volume is being generated by the healthcare industry — and by 2025, the compound annual growth rate of healthcare data will reach 36%. That’s faster than manufacturing, financial services, and media and entertainment.
Healthcare organizations also possess extremely sensitive data that comes with a host of privacy and security concerns. That’s why one cloud service provider (CSP) in South America has implemented Scality/GreenLake to provide cloud storage services to its national health department customer.
As a national health department, the customer needed to store unstructured data, primary images, CT scans and other medical imaging. The flexibility and “pay-as-you-go” model fit their needs — and has yielded 30% savings compared to other storage solutions.
Partnering for a better, more affordable approach
With Scality and GreenLake, enterprise customers get limitlessly scalable, highly available, highly durable (14x9s; Amazon only has 11) and cost-effective storage for all of their applications.
And they don’t have to overprovision their capacity. A single Scality system can support hundreds of applications simultaneously, just like the public cloud, making storage more affordable and easier to manage (fewer systems, fewer people, fewer silos). It offers stress-free and trusted services without the risks of storing data in the cloud.
And here’s a refreshing change that sets the solution apart from mainstream cloud providers: there are no data access or egress fees. These often unexpected and exorbitant charges are one of the cloud’s biggest hidden costs. For customers who value flexibility and want to avoid cloud vendor lock-in, especially once they realize just how much they’re being charged, this substantial savings is extremely attractive.
Unbreakable cloud storage that’s sovereign and secure
Through the availability of Scality S3 Object Storage with HPE GreenLake Cloud Services, unbreakable cloud storage for your data center has arrived. It offers as-a-service cloud economics and a managed services experience on-premises. It’s flexible, scalable, secure and sovereign — and it helps you offload management duties, freeing up your valuable resources.HPE and Scality are focused on solving the greatest data challenges around the world. Together, we are delivering innovation that helps more customers achieve results that drive the success of their businesses. Read more about our partnership here.