Scality, a good product, with an excellent development.
September 30, 2020

Scality, a good product, with an excellent development.

Jennifer Scarlet Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Scality

Working with Scality has been very good. All the staff have been very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, not only about their product but about the environment in which they operate. The product facilitated the startup of object storage, however, the time it takes for good implementation of the product cannot be underestimated. It is mandatory to take some time to see how RING will be implemented in your organization. Everything is available by API, we just have to paste it and that's it. Scality RING is now our main answer to help developers make "native" applications.
  • It has a good evolutionary trend to stay alongside AWS as a leader.
  • The web-based Supervisor GUI and Grafana statistics allow you to drill down into historical data in many ways.
  • Easy for the end user to use.
  • The system works so well that we now use it for scalable file system storage and disk-to-disk backups.
  • The overall packaging is not very good. I think it could be more efficient for installation.
  • There are many components in storage servers. This can generally be complex to understand, you have to be patient.
  • The total cost of the product is not excessive. If we add its great functionality and performance to this, we obtain a product that generates a fairly respectable ROI.
  • The platform has an incredible vision for the future, which ensures that it will maintain its performance for a few good years, and its great experience in the area makes it creditors of excellent service for customers.
In reality, it did not become a substitute for AWS, since it allowed us to maintain a much more compact and rigid system by taking advantage of the support and evolutionary trend that Scality has and keeping AWS as a leader.
From the beginning, the support has been the best. All the staff have been very friendly. They have been extremely helpful and above all it has been possible to verify their great knowledge of the subject, even overcoming the barriers of their product and covering the entire environment in the one who operates.
As an organization, it took us a while to understand the shift from a traditional black box SAN to software-defined storage, but now we are much more certain of what this means. The time invested and the resources were not very high, thanks on the one hand to the technical support and on the other to the coherence and good development of the platform.

Do you think Scality delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Scality's feature set?

Yes

Did Scality live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Scality go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Scality again?

Yes

The team in charge of implementing Scality has to be full stack in order to guarantee the correct functioning of the entire system. However, you have to think very carefully about the balance between servers and disks, perhaps adopting smaller fully populated servers instead of large semi-populated servers, which would mean that over time our disk updates will not have a fully useful life.