Scality - Performance and Redundancy at a reasonable cost
May 14, 2019

Scality - Performance and Redundancy at a reasonable cost

Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Scality

Scality is used for document storage and redundancy within our organization. Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. We also rely heavily on the redundancy that Scality offers by housing the ring in three separate locations.
  • Erasure encoding
  • High availability
  • Exceptional redundancy
  • Scality can be an extremely complex ecosystem that requires highly experienced people to maintain
  • Having a node fail in the ring can be time consuming to replace and return to full functionality
  • A single failed drive can have dramatic impacts on the entire ring.
  • Keeping sensitive customer data secure is a must for our organization and Scality has great features to make this happen.
  • We replaced a single SAN with a Scality ring and found performance to improve as we store more and more customer data.
  • Being able to lose various portions of our Scality ring and allow it to continue to service customers while maintaining high performance has been key to our business.
  • NetApp All Flash FAS
Due to the nature of our business we require extensive encryption and availability for sensitive customer data. The erasure encoding that Scality provides gives us the assurance that documents are rest are never in a state of being downloaded or available to a casual data thief. This is something that can be found with other vendors but at a fraction of the same cost. Having this kind of performance, availability and redundancy at the cost that Scality provides has made a large difference to our organization.
When high availability and keeping sensitive information safe are top priority Scality is a great option and has good features that make it ideal for these type of applications. For small companies with limited resources to administer extensive systems Scality would not be a good match. It takes people dedicated to this platform to keep it functioning at its best.