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  Rubrik: World-wide News/BackgroundFor Capacity Larger Than 100 TB, Private Cloud Storage is Significantly Cheaper Than Public Cloud StorageScality CEO, Jérôme Lecat, Lifts the Lid on Storage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Findings(17.11.11) - In his address to the storage industry, Scality CEO, Jérôme Lecat unveils why Scality Ring, the storage solution from organic storage pioneer Scality, is the most cost-effective storage technology for building private clouds. According to published data collated from multiple storage reports and analyses from multiple sources including Amazon, Openwave, ESG, Forrester, Gartner, and Frys [see Notes to Editors], Scality Ring emerges as the cheapest option for a common use cases of cloud storage: file-sharing.Jérôme Lecat, Scality's CEO, said: "One of the most challenging aspects of making an accurate and meaningful comparison is determining how to compare different providers - it depends on the use case concerned. But, in the popular use cases that we examined, and using figures published either by vendors themselves or by respected analysts, Scality Ring is the cheapest solution. We would also argue that, by virtue of its extensive capabilities, Scality Ring is also the most cost-effective option."According to Forrester's report "File Storage cost less in the cloud than in-house", it costs $955.000 per year for an enterprise to deploy and operate 100 TB of file sharing space. The same capacity, costs $141.180 per year with Amazon S3, according to their web site. With Scality Organic Storage, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of 100 TB can be as low as $26.025 at scale, and is only $85.478 when storing just 500 TB."The real difference that Scality Ring brings to customers is ease-of-use at the petabyte scale - but, understandably at that volume of storage, one of the first questions customers ask is: what's the cost, it must be huge, right? We'll still be asked that question but we now have a very compelling means of answering it, enabling us to get on with meeting customers' needs - and presumably our answer to the cost question will put a smile on their face before we've even started," added Lecat.Scality organic storage brings performance and cost-effectiveness to storage, even at volumes exceeding many petabytes. Its object-based technology will handle billions of files and deliver a very high number of input/output operations per second (IOPS). It also enables continuous replacement of old hardware without the need for any manual migration process.Applications for Scality Ring include: SaaS, webmail storage, Web 2.0 and cloud communities, Storage as a Service, file-sharing, unstructured data archive and backup, rich media, security and video surveillance data, health care and PACS, Big Data, life science and high-performance computing. (Scality: ra)