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Somerville, a top provider of IT services in Australia, has chosen Scality, the global leader in dependable, secure, and long-term data storage software, to increase its data storage services to meet increasing customer demand. The solution combines a petabyte-scale stretched RING object storage architecture across three sites in Sydney and Melbourne running on HPE Apollo 4000 data storage servers from Hewlett Packard Enterprise with immutable data protection using Veeam backup software over an S3 API to provide Somerville with scalable performance and pay-per-use flexibility.

Craig Somerville, CEO and founder, Somerville IT Services, said, "For every MSP holding data on behalf of customers, and even the CIO of an enterprise organisation whose responsibility is to ensure that they protect the organisation's data, Scality's immutability features and resilience features are absolutely critical."

Somerville has increased capacity since the initial deployment and now aims to add more workloads to improve client offerings. Scality's immutable object storage complements Veeam's enterprise-grade features by enabling the management of infinite amounts of data while reducing cybersecurity risks and expenses. The solution had an immediate impact, such as greater peace of mind thanks to a modern immutable and ransomware-proof solution and faster customer onboarding with seamless scalability.

For Somerville, Scality RING combined with Veeam and HPE GreenLake has given a substantial boost to their bottom line, including a 30 to 40% increase in revenue and a one-third decrease in operational costs.

Wally MacDermid, vice president of strategic alliances at Scality, noted, "We are excited to see what Somerville has accomplished for their clients and their own IT service offerings. They are a trusted source for bringing Australian customers into the modern era with a sovereign solution that keeps data protected. The continued growth rates around the world with both Veeam and HPE GreenLake keep us focused on our mission to provide customers with ultimate cyber resiliency and unbreakable data protection."

"We have one engineer who manages the platform day-to-day. He spends more time on improvements and developing the platform than the time the entire team used to spend just keeping the lights on. It's completely changed the way we manage the data protection practice,” Mr. Somerville added.

The HPE GreenLake deployment provides the Somerville team with cost savings, flexibility, and less bother. Somerville is not the only customer benefiting from this contemporary approach. Scality continues to witness adoption across all sectors after five years of effective collaboration with HPE GreenLake.

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