Scality Announces Founding Member Status of SODA Foundation To Solve Data Management Challenges

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  • The company said that the range of challenges end users are facing today has resulted in an increase in data management complexity
  • The SODA foundation said that it is expanding to include both open source software and standards

Scality has announced its founder status and membership of SODA Foundation. This foundation is an expanded open source community under the Linux Foundation umbrella. It will join Fujitsu, IBM, Sony as a founding member. It aims to accelerate innovation in meeting the challenges of data management across multiple clouds, edge, and core environments for end users.

Giorgio Regni, CTO and co-founder of Scality said, “The launch of our open source, multi-cloud data controller Zenko marked the start of our open source journey. This new membership further consolidates our commitment to drive innovation by collaborating, creating and integrating with an international consortium of leading technology companies and end users.”

Data management complexity

The company said that the range of challenges end users are facing today has resulted in an increase in data management complexity. It added that data is scattered across various locations like proprietary silos and the risk of security breaches is rising each day. Data centres are often reliant on a heterogeneous range of data management solutions. It said that the SODA Foundation members are building a common framework to promote standardisation and best practices that simplify management and unify storage pools.

The SODA foundation said that it is expanding to include both open source software and standards. It is doing so to integrate efforts across platforms and support its mission to enable data autonomy and mobility for end users.

Mike Dolan, vice president of strategic programs at the Linux Foundation said, “With data privacy and treatment at the top of every company’s priority list, the SODA Foundation serves an important role across industries. With new membership commitments, from vendors and end users alike, and an expanded scope to integrate software and standards, we believe this community will have an incredible impact in the coming months and years.”

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