San Francisco-based Scality is developing what it calls organic storage, a scalable object-based storage technology that allows millions of users storing and accessing thousands or millions of files in a cloud.
The Scality RING Organic Storage software was originally developed to manage email systems, and can scale to track dozens of billions of objects. The software is targeted at primary storage applications which handle or manipulate a lot of data for a lot of customers, but not for high-performance applications such as Oracle databases.
The Linux-based software can be tuned for better performance with the sacrifice of some capacity, or vice versa. It features distributed intelligence, so there is no single point of failure.