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As cloud native applications gain space in the IT architecture, storage solutions also have to evolve to keep up with new needs, such as adaptability, portability and efficiency.

With this in mind, software-defined object storage company Scality Inc. has launched ARTESCA, a cloud native solution that aims to provide storage for container instances across on-premises data centers, edge and the cloud, according to Jerome Lecat (pictured, left), chief executive officer of Scality.

“What we see is that people want something that’s lightweight, especially because it had to go to the edge, [but] they still want the enterprise grid that Scality is known for,” he said. “And it has to be modern –what we really mean by modern is that we see object storage now being the primary storage for more and more applications, and so we have to be able to deliver the performance that primary storage expects.”

Lecat and Chris Tinker (pictured, right), distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, for a digital CUBE Conversation. They discussed how IT has evolved into a truly distributed automated system, the new characteristics and demands of the growing hybrid cloud environment, and how Scality and HPE partnered to bring storage solutions on-premise and at the edge. (* Disclosure below.)

Scalability is a key feature

Designed as a software-defined solution, ARTESCA can be deployed starting with a single server and growing easily over time, wherever data is, from the core to the edge, according to Tinker.

“We figured out how … to start small but not limit a customer’s ability to scale it out incrementally or grotesquely, depending on the quarters, the month, whatever the workload is,” he said.

ARTESCA is available in the HPE portfolio through an exclusive six-month agreement and as a cloud service through HPE GreenLake. Customers can procure it thought both companies.

“From the code base, the software is entirely designed and developed by Scality,” Lecat explained. “From testing and performance, this really was a joint work with HPE providing both hardware and manpower so that we could accelerate the testing phase.”

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