Data Management, Object Storage and Tape Technology are Increasingly Important for Active Archives
With a view to growing amounts of inactive object data on primary storage systems, solutions are needed for storing this inactive data more cost-effectively than on hard disk drives. In our current blog article for the Active Archive Alliance we explain our approach of integrating tape technology as an active archive for object data into the existing storage infrastructure and life cycle management. Read here how tape can help to meet the challenges of rising data volumes and at the same time protect your valuable data, e.g. against ransomware.
4000 GB/h: Data archiving for autonomous driving
In the future, cars will no longer be controlled exclusively by the driver, but will be able to perform journeys autonomously, partly or completely. To predict future behavior of the surrounding traffic and to adjust its own appropriate behavior, the software depends on sensor data. This creates immense amounts of data, which requires a reliable long-term archiving solution.
PoINT Archival Gateway is the perfect solution for long-term archiving of such data volumes. Our software is highly performant both at archiving as well as reading large data volumes. PoINT Archival Gateway supports transfer rates of more than 1 PB per day. You can find more detailed information about PoINT Archival Gateway here on our website.
High Performance Tape-based Object Storage with PoINT Archival Gateway
PoINT Archival Gateway offers the ideal archive solution for applications in analytics, AI and IoT. Our tape-based object storage stores data volumes in a scale of several hundred petabytes with impressive performance. For example, in a configuration with four LTO 8 drives, 2 MB sized objects can be stored with a throughput of 1.4 GB/s. Storing is even faster for compressible data. More than 1000 objects per bucket can be processed per second. PoINT Archival Gateway takes full advantage of tape technology and stores objects on tape – fast, safe, cost-efficient and vendor-independent.
You can find more information about PoINT Archival Gateway here.
Efficient data tiering for media data with PoINT Storage Manager and MatrixStore
The new partnership between PoINT Software & Systems and Object Matrix offers new possibilities in particular for media companies for the efficient management of their storage capacities. PoINT Storage Manager automatically tiers inactive data to MatrixStore, which is the object storage solution especially for the media industry. For the user, the access to the archive remains fast and transparent.
Jonathan Morgan, CEO, Object Matrix, says: “Integrating with PoINT Storage Manager gives our users greater control over their entire archive, enabling files to be archived and tiered efficiently. Ultimately, this means they can easily optimize storage resources and maximize the cost efficiencies that come with storing more content in MatrixStore.”
For more information, see our press release.
PoINT Data Replicator: File and Object Replication to S3 Buckets
With the new PoINT Data Replicator PoINT Software & Systems responds to the growing popularity of object storage systems and the related questions of data protection. The "File-to-Object" function of the software solution enables the replication of files stored in file systems to a cloud/object storage. The "S3-to-S3 Object Replication" ensures data protection in the context of hybrid or multi cloud approaches by replicating S3 objects including metadata between any S3-capable source and target buckets.
For more information, see here.
PoINT Storage Manager 6.5: Expanded functionality at all levels
The new version 6.5 of PoINT Storage Manager provides expanded functionality of our HSM/ILM and archiving software. The newly developed archive file system supplies the user with additional options for file archiving: For examples, file permissions are taken into account in the archiving process.
The new version of the software allows the seamless integration of Linux-based systems into a tiered storage architecture, as well as the configuration of object-based storage in the capacity tier. PoINT Storage Manager 6.5 also supports IBM Jaguar drives. Moreover, it offers certification for the latest versions of the Cloudian HyperStore and Hitachi Content Platform (HCP).
You can find more information about the functional scope of PoINT Storage Manager 6.5 here.
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