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Scality picks up cash to software-ize all the storage things

Ben Kepes | Aug. 27, 2015
Software-defined everything is the IT flavor of the day. This is increasingly extending to storage, and Scality's funding round is an indication of that.

BroadBand Tower is an interesting investor in this round. In March of this year, Scality and BroadBand announced a strategic distribution arrangement whereby BroadBand would be the first Scality partner in Japan. As part of this deal, Scality will build a Japanese support desk and QA team to provide substantial support as well as build a structured entity with sales, system engineering and marketing departments.

I like Scality's very broad approach toward SDS enablement. It is a boon for organizations that want to apply SDS within the context of an existing storage asset base. This funding is an indication that Scality's model is attractive in the market, and the next 12 months for the company will be watched with interest as it scales up for its future IPO.

 

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