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Partnership Between Atempo and Scality for Solution to Strengthen Enterprise Cyber Resiliency

Delivering end-to-end data protection with Scality Ring petabyte-scale S3 object storage software and Atempo Miria backup application

Atempo SAS and Scality SA announced a joint solution built to deliver end-to-end data protection with Scality Ring’s petabyte-scale S3 object storage software and Atempo’s Miria backup application.

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Customers can now achieve a swift and efficient air-gapped backup process to tape for massive datasets that require protection at scale in large complex environments. The new solution accommodates high data change rates for billions of files and storage capacities ranging from 1PB to hundreds of petabytes. The collaboration leverages Miria’s vast compatibility guide to store any dataset to an offsite tape backup.

To accomplish the highly efficient backup process, Scality developed a new ‘Bucket Event Notification’ mechanism, leveraged by Atempo. This approach replaces the traditional time-consuming scan of the entire storage and instead provides a list of the newly uploaded or removed objects from the Scality S3 storage instance used by Miria to perform incremental backups.

Our partnership with Atempo showcases Scality’s commitment to storage innovation and its vital role in cyber resiliency,” stated Jérôme Lecat, CEO, Scality. “Close integration with Miria, Atempo’s backup solution, and our S3-compatible storage offers businesses an unparalleled approach to data management. Together, we aim to provide customers with innovative tools for navigating the evolving data storage and management landscape, especially in light of new use cases such as AI.”

Together, we strive to offer customers innovative tools to navigate the evolving storage and management landscape, especially in light of new applications like AI.

Atempo Miria SchemeSolution born from customer demand 
This collaboration was initiated by a high-profile customer: a large defense agency managing 20PB+ (potentially into exabytes) of confidential data on Ring, with a substantial daily change rate. Due to security constraints, cloud storage was not an option, making backup to an extensive tape library necessary. Utilizing the new bucket event notification feature, Miria enables fast and efficient daily incremental backups, seamlessly fitting into the agency’s backup windows.

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Benefits include:

  • Reduced data protection window
  • Air-gapped backup copy of data
  • Faster recovery time in case of a disaster (RTO)

Future collaborations include new tiering capability
The next milestone in the joint 2 partners’ development effort is to deliver a tiered storage solution (ILM), combining Ring’s new filesystem tiering capabilities with Miria’s data movement capabilities. This collaborative effort enables automated data transfer from the Ring S3 storage to a cold archive. This mechanism in complex environments replaces the moved files with shortcuts (stubs), allowing users and applications to retrieve data from the cold tier transparently.

Availability of the joint solution
The integration of petabyte-scale Ring S3 compatible storage with Miria’s backup solution for massive datasets is available for all customers. Development of the 2nd milestone is anticipated for Summer 2024.

The 2 companies continue to push the boundaries of storage innovation, providing customers with solutions to address evolving data management challenges. 

Our collaboration with Scality brings a significant enhancement to the market at a time where cyber-resiliency at scale is in critical demand,” remarked Luc D’Urso, CEO, Atempo. “This strategic partnership underscores our dedication to deliver innovative data management solutions. Integrating Scality’s storage with Miria empowers businesses to seamlessly safeguard massive datasets, setting new standards for data protection and storage efficiency.”