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PoINT Storage Manager

The Data & Storage Management solution for migration and archiving of unstructured data to secondary and archive storage in a tiered storage architecture. PoINT Storage Manager is independent of specific storage system manufacturers or technologies. This creates flexibility and investment protection.

PoINT Archival Gateway

The software solution for storing and archiving huge amounts of data on tape media. PoINT Archival Gateway is a scalable tape-based S3 Object Storage. The software is highly performant and supports all standard tape libraries.


With our webinars we would like to present you our software solutions not product- but topic-oriented.

On August 18th at 4pm CET: "Intelligent and Transparent File Archiving" Register here
On September 2nd at 4 pm CET: "How secure is an Object Storage?" Register here
On October 6th at 4pm CET: "Centralized Long-Term Archiving" Register here

We look forward to your participation!


PoINT Software & Systems joins the Active Archive Alliance

PoINT Software & Systems has joined the Active Archive Alliance.

The Alliance serves as a vendor-neutral, trusted source for providing end-users with technical expertise and guidance to design and implement modern active archive strategies that solve data growth challenges through intelligent data management.
"We are pleased to be a part of the Active Archive Alliance and looking forward to present our solutions to interested customers.” Sebastian Klee - CMO

Read more here.

PoINT Archival Gateway supports IBM Jaguar drives

Version 2.1 of the tape-based S3 Object Storage software solution PoINT Archival Gateway now also supports the IBM Libraries TS3500/TS4500 with LTO drives as well as with the models of the IBM 3592 series. Read more here.

How to archive highly sensitive patient data securely

Secure archiving of medical data

Long-term archiving of medical data requires special attention: first, it is highly sensitive and personal patient data. Additionally, medical documents are often subject to very long retention periods. Certain data must be archived securely for up to 30 years, and at the same time it must be easily retrievable at any time.

PoINT Storage Manager meets the high demands on legally compliant archiving of patient data. With Retention Management and WORM protection for archived files, our software ensures that the data is stored securely and unchanged for the specified period.  At the same time, users can access the archived data as usual. Learn more about archiving with PoINT Storage Manager here.

PoINT Storage Manager: Highest flexibility for access to archived files

When archiving files, reliability in moving files within a hierarchical storage infrastructure is just as critical as the transparent and flexible access to the archived files. Therefore, PoINT added a new method of access to archived files to its PoINT Storage Manager. In addition to the proven stubs and web-links with browser-based access, the so-called symbolic links now offer a solution which can be used with practically all NAS systems.

More information about PoINT Storage Manager can be found here on our website.

ReiseBank AG: Future-proof storage infrastructure with PoINT Storage Manager

Logo ReiseBank AG

By archiving cold data efficiently and automatically with PoINT Storage Manager, ReiseBank AG is noticeably reducing primary storage loads and backup volume. The new storage infrastructure is both future-proof and flexible. "We are especially relaxed about rising data volumes now," says Hans Hohenwarter, head of system operations at ReiseBank AG. "The PoINT Storage Manager has us well equipped for the future and we can counter the rising costs, too."

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PoINT celebrates its 25th anniversary

PoINT - CeBIT booth 1999

The history of PoINT begins as early as 1985, where the PoINT-team-to-be came together first at Philips’ competence centre for optical storage media, then later at Digital Equipment (DEC) GmbH.

Here, the team were already developing innovative software products for archiving data on optical storage media, making a significant contribution towards the standardisation of optical technology. In 1994, PoINT spun off from Digital Equipment.

From 5 December 1994, it continued under the leadership of its key employees as an independent company, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. PoINT stands for innovative, stable software; for a focus on our customers; and for reliable service.

Thank you for your loyalty! We look forward to many more years of forward-looking storage products and designs.

Up-to-date Technical White Paper ready for download

PoINT Storage Manager & PoINT Archival Gateway

PoINT Storage Manager and PoINT Archival Gateway present themselves in a new guise: The new Technical White Papers are now available, with a fresh design, succinct information and clear illustrations.

You find the White Paper for PoINT Storage Manager here and the White Paper for PoINT Archival Gateway here.


<p>PoINT Software &amp; Systems GmbH has released Version 2.1 of its software solution PoINT Archival Gateway for tape-based S3 object storage. This new version provides support for IBM TS3500 and TS4500 libraries, covering both LTO drives and IBM 3592 series models. It is aimed in particular at data center operators, who have high standards in terms of data storage, security and availability.</p> <p>Given the enormous rate of growth of unstructured business data, and the increasing need to protect against ransomware (in particular with an air-gap solution), tape technology is becoming increasingly important. Moreover, tape media can store and archive large volumes of data much more cheaply than hard drive-based systems. As a scalable, high-performance S3-based object storage system, PoINT Archival Gateway ensures that these large volumes of data can be reliably saved to tape libraries.</p> <p>PoINT Archival Gateway provides an S3-compatible interface to other applications, so hard drive-based object storage systems like NetApp StorageGRID and Cloudian HyperStore can also replicate or transfer data to tape with the help of PoINT&rsquo;s software. The solution can also be used to back up or replicate productive cloud data.</p> <p>One key advantage of the PoINT Archival Gateway is its native support for integrating tape libraries and drives. This approach enables extremely high throughput rates, rising above one petabyte per day. Thanks to flexible erasure coding settings, data can also be saved redundantly to multiple tapes or even separate libraries, improving your resilience further still.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=1709">Press release (PDF)</a></p>

PoINT Archival Gateway supports IBM Jaguar drives

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