SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scality, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) at petabyte-scale, today announced the release of the world’s first open source REST Block Driver, expanding the horizons of storage interconnect, scalability, and performance. Scality will be demonstrating the REST Block Driver at the OpenStack Summit (booth E25) taking place on November 3-7, 2014 in Paris.
The REST Block Driver is software that deploys on any Linux-based server and exposes a block device to applications, with REST-based, CDMI-compliant transport to backend storage. The Driver currently supports basic block storage connectivity to the Scality RING™ storage platform through solutions like OpenStack Nova and KVM, though both front end and back end connectivity are designed to be extensible to support other protocols and data interaction methodologies.
“The Scality REST Block Driver will enabled us to instantiate hundred plus petabyte file systems protected by erasure coding via the Scality RING,” said Gary Grider, HPC Division Leader at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL). “The ability to share block devices without the need for a fibre channel SAN, using REST/HTTP on inexpensive scale out 10+ Gigabit Ethernet/Infiniband technology, is an important building block for us. LANL had input on the design of the REST Block Driver, have been actively testing it, and will continue to invest in the community that forms around it. We think this technology has great potential over traditional architectures.”
“We’re committed to technical innovation, the open source community, and proving the power of software-defined,” said Giorgio Regni, CTO of Scality. “With the novel approach of the REST Block Driver, we intend to make it easier for customers to use Scality (as well as other storage technologies), as they build OpenStack clouds and infrastructures that support broad workloads and limitless scale.”
The REST Block Driver project is available today for download, at the following open Git repository. To see a demo of the REST Block Driver at the OpenStack Summit in Paris, visit Scality’s booth E25.
Scality is the industry leader in software-defined storage at petabyte-scale. Founded in 2009, Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files to more than two hundred million users daily with 100% availability. The Scality RING software runs on any standard x86 servers and makes it scale to hundreds of petabytes and billions of objects. The RING’s end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance, while its patented object storage core increases availability and durability and dramatically reduces operational costs. The RING integrates with applications through standard storage protocols such as NFS; S3; OpenStack Swift and Cinder. Scality’s customers include four of the world's largest media companies, two of the largest telecommunications firms, and other market leaders throughout the US, EU, and Japan. Follow us on Twitter @scality and visit us at www.scality.com to learn more.