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7 Design Principles That Comprise Scality Ring Software Defined Object Storage

Cloud and object-based storage revolutionizes the way IT organizations modernize their
data centers. The main reasons for the switch to object storage come down to the basic
requirements when choosing any storage solution: cost, performance, scalability, data
protection, and service availability. The storage solution should never inhibit innovation, or
negatively impact productivity. It should enable organisations to seamlessly scale capacity
in line with business growth. Scality took all of these requirements to heart when designing
Scality RING software-defined object storage.

Scality RING is a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution that turns a pool of x86-based
Linux servers into an unconstrained scale-out storage system that supports object and
file-based applications for a variety of use cases. This white paper presents the seven
foundational design principles that comprise Scality RING:

1. Software-defined
2. Distributed peer-to-peer architecture (shared-nothing)
3. Multi-protocol access
4. Scale-out file system
5. Distributed data protection
6. Self-healing, policy-based data protection and self-healing
7. Native geo-distribution