ViON selects Scality RING8 to power new hybrid-cloud services in Tier-1 government agencies


Scality and ViON have announced RING8 as a core technology powering two of ViON's predefined cloud service offerings: Object Storage-as-a-Service (OSaaS) and the long-term Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS). These new cloud services are central components of the ViON Enterprise Cloud (VEC) Infrastructure Services.

ViON, a cloud service provider, brings over 18 years of experience deploying hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures in the Federal marketplace and currently holds one of the largest contracts ever awarded for storage.  

Together with ViON's extensive U.S. federal market experience and Scality's unstructured data technology, the joint solution will address storage challenges for some of the largest federal agencies.   

"RING8 is the perfect fit to extend our as-a-Service (aaS) solutions into object storage," said Tom Frana, Chairman and CEO of ViON. "As our first pre-defined private cloud offering, Scality's core technology for object storage is best-in-class."  

The extended VEC portfolio delivers private cloud solutions with better pricing and a wider feature set compared to similar public cloud offerings. Each of ViON's new VEC Cloud Infrastructure Services are designed to scale non-disruptively as customers' needs change. Scality's software-only, vendor-agnostic approach means ViON can also customise on-prem hardware to the exact specification and budget of each customer. This supports the government's agile IT modernisation requirements.

"Scality's platform empowers ViON to provide a secure, scalable service with market leading SLA's at cloud scale cost," said David Kushner, VP of Sales at ViON. "This offering provides a unique service, which helps customers store, manage, and protect unstructured data at any scale with confidence."

Scality Platform Provides Native File and Object (AWS S3 and Azure Blob)

VEC's OSaaS comes in three classes of service to meet the typical workload demands of customer environments: a single-site storage bucket, a single-site storage bucket with data replication for disaster recovery, and a multi-site storage bucket with data replicated between the two active sites. To support ViON and customer requirements, RING provides comprehensive, native AWS S3 API compatibility to ensure all cloud applications that run on AWS can also run on RING as well as AWS IAM compatible multi-tenancy on top of its core capability of limitless scalability. RING also uniquely supports object storage with a native Azure Blob API to further expand application compatibility.

Archival Service Fuelled with RING8

ViON also selected RING8 to power long-term data archiving. Archive as-a-Service (AaaS) gives organisations the ability to retain backed-up data on premises to meet long-term retention needs with either an enterprise-grade, modular tape library or a single-site object storage offering. 

"We are honoured that ViON selected Scality as the technology backbone of their Object Storage-as-a-Service and disk based Archive-as-a-Service private cloud offerings," said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. "Together, our partnership extends the reach to some of the most mission-critical data sets in the world." 

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