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PoINT Storage Manager

PoINT Storage Manager

Data & Storage Management solution for migration and archiving of files to secondary and archive storage systems

PoINT Archival Gateway

PoINT Archival Gateway

Scalable and high-performance S3 object storage solution for storing huge amounts of data on tape media

PoINT Data Replicator

PoINT Data Replicator

Software solution for replication of file systems and objects in an S3-based cloud/object storage

Free White Paper: "Backup for Object Storage"

Backup for Object Storage

In our whitepaper "Backup for Object Storage" you will learn how to protect your valuable object data from loss with the help of a backup.

You can register for the download here.

Legally Compliant Archiving in the Healthcare Sector: PoINT Storage Manager in Use at Diakonie in Südwestfalen gGmbH

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With PoINT Storage Manager, Diakonie in Südwestfalen gGmbH archives, among others, data of surgical robots, from X-ray PACS and mammography screening in a legally compliant way in the long term. Our software automatically moves the data to the archive storage level, where the long-lived and cost-effective storage medium tape is used. At the same time, PoINT Storage Manager ensures fast and transparent access to the data for the doctors – essential for reliable medical diagnostics.

Further details about the implementation of PoINT Storage Manager and the infrastructure optimization at Diakonie in Südwestfalen can be found in our current Case Study.

Get Digital: Go Green & Be Resilient: Get Digital Award for PoINT

Get Digital Award | Go Green & Be Resilient Winner | Best Digital Solution

Our tape-based object storage PoINT Archival Gateway has been awarded as "Best Digital Solution" with the "Get Digital Award" of the EU Commission.

"Get Digital: Go Green & Be Resilient" is a joint initiative of European Commission DG GROW, DIGITAL SME, the Enterprise Europe Network, and the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). The initiative aims to promote innovation in European companies, focusing in particular on sustainability and independence of supply chains.

We are thankful for the award, and congratulate the other three winners: The Climate Choice, Eturnity AG and Dropslab Technologies.

You can find out here in our blog how PoINT Archival Gateway can help you to make your storage infrastructure more sustainable and lower in emissions.

Software-defined Object Storage with Disk and Tape

PoINT Archival Gateway - Unified Object Storage, intelligent tiering

PoINT Archival Gateway - Unified Object Storage is the answer to unrestrained data growth and increasing hardware and energy costs in the data center. Our new software-defined secondary and archive storage combines the storage classes disk and tape under a single namespace. Using AWS S3 compatible lifecycle policies, your object data is stored on the optimal storage technology.

Detailed information about the functionality is available here on our website. We are also happy to advise you personally. Please contact us at!

PoINT now bears the "Software made in Germany" seal of approval

Software made in Germany

German-language service, German-language documentation and future-proofness: With the seal of approval "Software made in Germany", the Bundesverband IT Mittelstand e.V. (BITMi) awards software products which fulfill these criteria. We are pleased to bear this seal of quality with our software PoINT Storage Manager.

Further information about the seal of approval "Software made in Germany" can be found here.

PoINT Blog: Storage infrastructure sustainability through tape integration with intelligent software

Storage infrastructure sustainability

Storage infrastructures must keep pace with the constantly growing volumes of data. Using exclusively hard disk-based storage systems proves to make little sense from an economic perspective. Significant savings can be achieved by integrating tape storage technology: first, in the area of the hardware itself, but also with regard to the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the data center.

In our current blog article, we explain how you can optimize your storage infrastructure ecologically and economically with the intelligent integration of tape-based S3 storage.


<p>Siegen. Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen gGmbH counters rising hardware costs in the field of archive storage by introducing automated archiving on tape with PoINT Storage Manager. Thus, it also benefits from important functions for legally compliant archiving of medical documents.</p> <p>The Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen stores, among others, important medical data from surgical robots, from X-ray PACS and mammography screening. For diagnostic purposes, this data must be available reliably and quickly. At the same time, it must be archived in a legally compliant manner for the long term.</p> <p>With the redundant storage of data on hard disks, it was possible to ensure the availability of the data. However, there were no more extensive functions for long-term archiving of the data. In addition, the lifespan of the storage medium used was relatively short in view of the long retention periods. This required frequent, high-volume migrations with the associated costs for new storage hardware.</p> <p>In PoINT Storage Manager, Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen found a flexible and scalable solution for legally compliant data archiving. With the introduction of the software, the storage infrastructure could be sustainably optimized. The Diakonie now uses a two-tier storage architecture with primary and archive storage tiers. On the archive storage level, tape is used which, as a particularly cost-effective and durable storage medium, is ideally suited for long-term archiving. PoINT Storage Manager automatically moves the data to the archive storage. There, the software with its integrated features ensures legally compliant archiving and meets the retention periods.</p> <p>"In addition to expanding from one archive (PACS) to four archives, we were able to decouple applications and archiving. We now have more functions available for archiving", says Hans-Georg Ommer, Head of Technical IT at Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen gGmbH. End users can still access the data quickly and transparently &ndash; this is essential, especially for medical diagnostics. Ommer expresses his confidence with regard to growing data volumes: "For future extensions we remain flexible in all directions with PoINT Storage Manager."</p> <p><strong>About Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen gGmbH:</strong></p> <p>Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen, headquartered in Siegen, is the largest health and social service provider in the three-border region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. From birth to the end of life, it is there for people who are sick and in need of help and care. With 4,000 employees, the company is a major employer in around 120 facilities at more than 40 locations in the region. Every year, 100,000 people are treated, nursed and cared for here. As a professional service provider, Diakonie in S&uuml;dwestfalen links numerous diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitation and nursing units. These include hospitals, medical care centers, homes for the elderly, outpatient nursing services along with a meal service, a daycare center for children, outpatient rehabilitation centers, residential homes for people with disabilities, assistance for homeless people, a hospice, various counseling centers and its own nursing training center.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=2429">Press release (PDF)</a></p>

Legally Compliant and Cost-Efficient Archiving in the Healthcare Sector: PoINT Storage Manager in Use at Diakonie in Südwestfalen

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