Intel (News - Alert) Cloud Builders is a cross-industry initiative that focuses on making it easier to create, improve and operate cloud infrastructure. Intel Cloud Builders is ideal for enterprises, hosters, telcos and service providers looking for transformational guidance that will provide more simplified, safe and efficient cloud infrastructures.
Scality (News - Alert), an award-winning cloud storage infrastructure company, recently participated in the Intel Cloud Builders program.
In a white paper, Intel explained how Scality’s high-performance object storage solution with Intel Xeon processor-based servers and technologies offers an enhanced Cloud infrastructure based on Scality RING Organic Storage.
With the ability to run on any commodity server running Linux on x86 processors, Scality RING is completely hardware agnostic. With the help of ARC Erasure Code, the new Intel Xeon Processor (News - Alert) E5 Family assists Scality in providing rapid processing during peak periods such as data requests, important space operations and data protection.
To provide perfect data protection at a fraction of the cost of replication, Erasure Coding technology consumes CPU and memory intensively.
“Scality leverages the Intel Xeon Processor E5 Family of processors for its intensive data processing needs, especially for Erasure Coding. Faster processing translates into using less hardware to reach higher data protection and performance,” confirmed Serge Dugas, chief alliance officer.
Recently, the company introduced its Open Cloud Access Strategy, at the core of which sits a CDMI server implementation. CDMI is necessary to global cloud adoption, effectively avoiding the vendor lock-in associated with proprietary APIs. Suggesting that the momentum is building, the company has already seen a few CDMI deployments come to market.
Allowing one to maintain the same client access layer even when changing the back-end infrastructure, CDMI simplifies the coexistence of many clouds, the management of clouds, and the migration between cloud infrastructures.
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Edited by Braden Becker