Serving Over 30 Million Mailboxes with Greater Flexibility and Resilience

Comcast case study

Published July 2017

Scality allows businesses to have data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of closed SAN appliances. In addition, Scality is hardware-agnostic, meaning that any hardware can be utilized and/or swapped in and out of the data center without interrupting operations. This flexibility was of great benefit when Comcast switched hardware after initial deployment.

Looking to the future, when Comcast continues to expand, the hardware agnostic design of the Scality RING will allow it to add heterogeneous hardware. With the RING, Comcast can use a wide selection of performance and capacity-dense servers, from a variety of manufacturers, even multiple generations simultaneously

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