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November 14th, 2013
German Aerospace Center Deploys Scality RING To Power Mission-critical Environmental Analysis of High Resolution Earth Images

The EOC Scality RING supports the unlimited capacity required of an archive of millions of extremely high-resolution images, growing by many terabytes during the conduct of each mission, and provides the high performance required of sophisticated image processing. Scality’s natively distributed design enables concurrent access by many workstations to EOC’s massive image archive and easily handles the compute-intensive workloads that the Image Analysis department requires. In addition to providing HPC-class throughput, Scality RING’s unique data protection technologies support the extreme levels of data resilience and durability required by EOC for this unique and irreplaceable information asset.

“Scality’s RING provides us with a proven solution unlike any other we have found,” said Professor Peter Reinartz, Head of the Photogrammetry and Image Analysis department. “Scality provides for unlimited growth and high IOPS across many information system formats, including access to traditional file systems and cloud storage resource via CDMI. This is very unusual, and as we grow, it is proving to be an essential element of our workflow and infrastructure.”

“DLR has developed one of the most advanced imaging analysis groups,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. “We are pleased to partner with their Earth Observation Center, and are intrigued to learn that the world’s most scalable storage system is being used to map the world’s highest scale mountain range, the Karakoram, site of the legendary K2. Scality is proud to help DLR solve mission critical environmental problems at the forefront of earth science.”

About EOC
The Earth Observation Center (EOC) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) consists of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) and is the center of competence for earth observation in Germany. EOC conducts research in the field of remote sensing. We seek answers to urgent social questions relating to the environment and climate, mobility and planning, prevention and management of natural catastrophes, and civil security. We operate satellite data receiving stations in Germany and abroad. In the German Satellite Data Archive (D-SDA) we safeguard data and information products long-term and make them available to users. EOC comprises the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF), at work in Oberpfaffenhofen, Neustrelitz and Berlin-Adlershof. For more information visit: http://www.dlr.de/eoc/en/.

About Scality
Scality is an industry leader in petabyte-scale storage. The company was founded in 2009 to introduce a paradigm shift in storage with a software only solution that could easily handle exponential data growth, ensure high availability, deliver high performance and reduce operational cost. Scality’s award winning scale-out storage solution, the Scality RING, is based on a patented object storage technology and operates seamlessly on any commodity server hardware. It delivers outstanding scalability and data persistence, while the end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality based storage infrastructure integrates seamlessly with applications through the support of standard storage protocols such as NFS, S3 API, Cinder for Openstack, as well as open source integration for Hadoop. In the past four years Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files, to tens of millions of users each day with 100% availability. Scality’s impressive customer list include four of the top ten cable operators in the US, the second largest Telco in France, leading portals in Italy, Germany, and UK, and several mobile operators in Japan. For more information, visit: http://www.scality.com