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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

IT Security Day NRW 2022

IT-Sicherheitstag NRW 2022

Under the motto "Secure.Siegen – Smartly deal with cyber attacks ", the IT Security Day NRW will take place in Siegen on December 6. Together with numerous other companies, we welcome you to the Siegerlandhalle and inform you about how you can efficiently prepare for IT emergencies and against cyber attacks. We are looking forward to your visit at booth 3.

The event is organized by the Chambers of Industry and Commerce in North Rhine-Westphalia, the West German Chamber of Crafts and the Competence Center Digital.Sicher.NRW. Detailed information can be found here.

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.

"Shaping digitization with sovereignty": BITMi position paper

Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e. V. (BITMi)

As a member of the “Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.” (BITMi) PoINT supports the work and positions of BITMi. In its current position paper "Digitalisierung souverän gestalten" ("Shaping digitization with sovereignty"), the organization sets out the political significance of innovative IT solutions made in Germany and Europe. "No political sovereignty without digital sovereignty" is the association's thesis, because dependence on technologies from U.S. providers can cause problems not only in terms of data protection. In the event of political tension, the shutdown of certain services could be a threat, according to the statement.

You can read about the solutions proposed by BITMi to secure digital sovereignty and offer users a greater variety of services in the position paper here (available in German language only).

Tape Storage Council's 2022 Market Outlook: Ready for the Zettabyte Era with Tape Technology

Logo Tape Storage Council

Storage environment capacity requirements continue to increase, while the threat of ransomware continues to grow: Large amounts of data need to be stored cost-effectively and protected reliably. In addition, the issues of energy consumption and climate protection are increasingly coming to the fore, especially for large data centers.

In view of these developments, the Tape Storage Council emphasizes the importance of tape technology to meet these requirements in its latest market outlook. You can find more details here in the Tape Storage Council report.


<p>Siegen. The new storage solution PoINT Archival Gateway &ndash; Unified Object Storage is a software-defined S3 object storage which combines the storage classes disk and tape and represents them under a single namespace. Thus, PoINT Software &amp; Systems offers an economic and sustainable solution especially for secondary and archive storage which combines the advantages of disk and tape in one object storage.</p> <p>With PoINT Archival Gateway &ndash; Unified Object Storage PoINT Software &amp; Systems introduces the extension of the established, tape-based object storage PoINT Archival Gateway. In addition to object storage on tape, PoINT Archival Gateway &ndash; Unified Object Storage allows the combination of two storage classes &ndash; disk and tape &ndash; in one unified object storage. Flexible configurations are possible, i.e. tape-only as well as disk-only, with the option of later extension by the respective other storage class.</p> <p>Objects are moved between storage classes using AWS S3 compatible lifecycle policies. This allows storage technologies to be used most effectively according to their specific characteristics. On the one hand, this contributes to a more cost- and energy-efficient use of the storage infrastructure. On the other hand, expiration policies can also be used to define retention periods and implement the scheduled deletion of objects.</p> <p>Objects that have been moved to tape can be read again directly from tape. A restore to disk is also optionally possible. In addition, PoINT Archival Gateway &ndash; Unified Object Storage can perform automatic replication to disk and tape.</p> <p>Compared to the original tape-based object storage, the addition of a hard disk storage class offers users a variety of additional use cases. Especially applications which expect low latencies, e.g. HPC file systems, certain backup applications and data management solutions, like iRODS, can use PoINT Archival Gateway &ndash; Unified Object Storage as target storage system.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=2353">Press release (PDF)</a></p>

Software-defined Object Storage with Disk and Tape: PoINT Archival Gateway – Unified Object Storage

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