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New C14 Cold Storage: Scaleway sets new industry standards for ultrasecure and long-term cloud storage

February 27, 2020

Paris, February 27, 2020 – Scaleway, a key player in Bare Metal cloud solutions (1), announced today the launch of its C14 Cold Storage solution’s 100%-cloud version, fully integrated into its Object Storage offering thanks to a new technical architecture. This new release makes C14 Cold Storage the only data archiving solution compatible with standard APIs, as well as the only one to benefit from the hosting security level of a datacenter bunker, located 82 feet underground in Paris. With predictable and extremely competitive pricing, the new C14 Cold Storage builds on Scaleway’s years of experience archiving and exploiting petabytes of data.


C14 Cloud Storage is hosted in DC4, Scaleway’s “data bunker” 82 ft below Paris


A unique offering for archiving sensitive data

“Data archival is exponential and represents an extremely fast-growing market2 where very few European players thrive. We have completely revamped our C14 product, already a success since its launch in 2016, to match current use cases. Data has become one of enterprises’ most valuable and strategic assets. With the new C14 Cold Storage, we offer a sovereign, costeffective, ultra-reliable archiving solution that is compatible with market standards and protected from the CLOUD Act and extraterritorial laws. This solution, unique in Europe, meets our most demanding customers’ needs as well as upcoming French and European cloud requirements. By leveraging our data bunker, with its extreme physical and logical security conditions, we are offering data archiving that surpasses market standards while showcasing European savoir-faire,” said Arnaud de Bermingham, CEO of Scaleway.

The first alternative offer compatible with AWS’ S3 and Glacier APIs

“Compatibility with market standards is an undeniable asset that we wish to maintain over time in order to be increasingly relevant in our clients’ multicloud strategy. Via integration with the S3 and Glacier APIs (including automated data life cycle management), we facilitate portability of our customers’ applications’ components in Scaleway Elements. No migration or code alteration required. Companies can finally, with no development effort, benefit from a true sovereign alternative and save thousands of euros in use and reversibility,” said Gaspard Plantrou, VP Storage at Scaleway.

A complete offering for mass archiving of highly sensitive data

C14 Cold Storage is designed for the most critical use cases. Beyond data lifecycle management, the solution includes enhanced protection with 6+3 error encoding, a 99.99999999999% durability guarantee and 365/24/7 customer support in multiple languages. C14 Cold Storage responds to massive data storage needs (logs or regular backups) as well as filing petabytes of data in sectors such as legal and/or mandatory archiving, research, media
and video surveillance.

Predictable costs and a 75 GB free-tier discovery offer

Despite offering best-in-class computing conditions and performances in restore mode, C14 Cold Storage is still the most competitive offer on the market3. Scaleway has gone for a clear and competitive price positioning, with no additional transfer, archiving or removal costs. Furthermore, as with Scaleway Object Storage, 75 GB is available via free tier for testing and evaluating the archiving settings before switching to larger volumes.

Discover C14 Cold Storage:

About Scaleway
Scaleway is a European cloud services provider supplying a range of pioneering cloud infrastructure covering a full range of services for professionals: public cloud services with Scaleway Elements, private infrastructure with Scaleway Datacenter and dedicated servers with Scaleway Dedibox. Scaleway’s offer is based on some 20 years of expertise in developing and marketing dedicated servers (Scaleway Dedibox) and managing high-end innovative datacenters (Scaleway Datacenter). Scaleway is growing its reputation around the world and currently serves business clients in over 150 countries. Scaleway has four datacenters located in France and one in the Netherlands. Its clients include Le Bon Coin, Vente-Privée (Veepee), Safran and Le Monde.


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2. The sum of all the world’s data is expected to reach 175 zettabytes (1021 bytes) by 2025, accordingto IDC:
3. Benchmark by Scaleway:

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