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'Big data' management for SME and SMB

RNT Rausch + PoINT Software & Systems

'Big Data' and the 'uncontrolled growth of data' – these phrases quickly bring up petabytes and exabytes. What’s already a standard for large enterprises is also relevant for smaller businesses because the same rules apply: With every insight you get from your data, you’re able to stop campaigns that don’t work or strategies that don’t deliver and secure a fair return on your investments. However, data volumes that are in the TB range seem to be less spectacular but remain equally important while the challenges and cost associated with data growth remain the same for all company sizes.

In this webinar PoINT and RNT Rausch will be presenting use cases for big data management in the TB range. Let’s have a look at an architecture for a long-term secure archiving strategy that gives you enterprise class features and fits your budget.

Speakers: Thomas Thalmann, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH and Graham Norbury, RNT Rausch GmbH

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Tape meets S3 - Tape based Object Storage

PoINT Archival Gateway & Overland-Tandberg NEO Tape Libraries

LTO tape technology is more attractive than ever. High storage capacity at low cost is the ideal answer to the enormous data growth. Thanks to "Air-Gap", data is also stored very securely and, if desired, immutably. In the joint webinar of Overland-Tandberg and PoINT we will show you how to make tape technology available to numerous applications by means of a standardized S3 API interface. With the software solution PoINT Archival Gateway you can transform an Overland-Tandberg Tape Automation into an S3 object store for backup and archiving of S3 objects with just a few clicks.

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Live Demo: Replication and Migration of Files and Objects in S3 Buckets

If you rely on object storage you are confronted with the question of a suitable security concept for large volumes of data. Our new software product PoINT Data Replicator enables replication and migration of files or objects to a S3 Cloud/Object Storage. Thus, the replication can e.g. be performed as S3-to-S3 object replication between any S3 capable source and target buckets. In our live demo you can learn how replication and migration with PoINT Data Replicator works and how our software supports you in implementing hybrid and multi-cloud approaches for data protection.


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Live Demo: Archiving and protecting S3 objects on tape

Object storage is highly available due to redundant components, erasure coding and replication. The high availability protects against hard disk failures and up to the failure of complete data center locations. However, there is no protection against accidental or malicious deletion of objects. Only a backup copy protects against data loss. At the same time inactive data consumes cost-intensive storage space.

In our live demo we present PoINT Archival Gateway which is a tape-based S3 object storage. A typical use case is protection and offloading disk-based object storage. We will show you in a few steps how to write objects via S3 API to tape and thus store data extremely cost effective.

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Tape Integrated Object Storage as an Active Archive

PoINT joined the Active Archive Alliance in June 2020. The Alliance provides vendor neutral information about modern active archiving strategies for growing data volumes.

In the webinar “Tape Integrated Object Storage as an Active Archive” Thomas Thalmann (PoINT), Shawn Brume (IBM) and Rich Gadomsky (FUJIFILM) explain how tape libraries can be integrated as object storage into the storage infrastructure. By means of different use cases, the webinar shows how tape based object storage is suitable for active archiving.

You can view the webinar here on the Active Archive Alliance website.

Live-Demo: Centralized Long-Term Archiving

Many customers use PoINT Storage Manager to realize a centralization of their archive data. An archive is supposed to relieve primary storage, to reduce the backup time window and of course to store important files safely and long-term. The last point usually means at least ten, but often up to 30 years. In our webinar we would like to show you in our live demo how to archive and protect your data with PoINT Storage Manager. Furthermore we will show you how our customers migrate their archives to storage systems of newer technologies by using PoINT Storage Manager.

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How secure is an Object Storage?

Object storage (used as private or public cloud) is becoming more and more popular. Our webinar will focus on this topic, and we will address two questions that anyone who is already using or planning to use object storage should ask themselves. The first key question is, how can a tiering concept look like to move inactive data to a second S3 storage class? The second question to ask: Is erasure coding and redundancy sufficient as security, or does an object store also need a backup?

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Manage storage classes for inactive data

Huge amounts of data are stored on file servers, such as NAS systems. Anyone who would perform an analysis of the data on his file servers will find that the majority of the files are inactive. This part of data, also known as "cold data", not only takes up expensive, high-performance storage space and strains the backup window, but also contains files that are extremely worth being protected and need to be archived for the long term. In our webinar, we will show you how to move inactive data to a lower-cost and more suitable storage class. We will also show, how files are protected against manipulation with the help of versioning, retention management and WORM functionality and how files are archived for many years in accordance with legal requirements.

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