Data & Storage Management Software

PoINT Storage Manager

Gateway for Big Data Storage

PoINT Archival Gateway

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 solution for Big Data Storage. PoINT Archival Gateway provides a scalable and high performance S3-based object storage. The software solution stores and manages huge amounts of data on tape and optical libraries. 

Compliance in teaching and research

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Be it scientific studies or measurement results, data used for teaching and research must above all be protected and accessible for long periods of time. This is because these often large volumes of data tend to be unique – and therefore irreplaceable. As a result, capacity requirements and costs for data storage are usually very high. But this does not have to be the case. PoINT offers software solutions for exactly these kinds of scenarios.

The PoINT Archival Gateway is an object storage system that manages and protects huge quantities of data, saving up to 1 PB of data per day on systems such as tape libraries. Its S3 interface enables fast and easy integration into existing infrastructure.

The PoINT Storage Manager is an HSM/ILM solution which automatically archives data based on prespecified rules. It does so by moving this data from primary storage systems to archive storage, while using a range of methods to ensure that users can still access it.

Both products help to archive huge volumes of data and meet compliance requirements in the fields of teaching and research.

Use PoINT Archival Gateway to transfer data from S3 to tape

Infographic of the software - PoINT Archival Gateway

The PoINT Archival Gateway (PAG) software solution receives large volumes of data from S3-compatible systems and applications and stores it on tape and optical systems with high-performance. This software product is designed to manage hundreds of petabytes of data. At the same time it`s made for protecting these data against manipulation and inadvertent deletion using retention management and WORM functionality. Archived data are protected within using user-specified time constraints for making it easy to meet industry-specific compliance guidelines. Performance levels are also outstanding: the solution is capable of reading and writing over one petabyte per day.

3-2-1 backup strategie

Safe means safe. The “3-2-1 rule” says that companies should always keep three copies of all data on two different media systems, with one copy held externally. The PoINT Archival Gateway lets you implement exactly this strategy, as the software converts from one medium to another (including removable media for off-site storage) when copying from systems such as NAS drives or object storage systems to tape or optical drives.

Max Planck Institute is convinced - put software through its paces

This is the cover of the case study between MPI and PoINT.

Prof. Dr. Mario Looso, Head of IT and Bioinformatics Facility at Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research: “Following a test phase in which we tested the software under every scenario we could think of, we were convinced by its wide range of functionality and ease of use thanks to its clear, intuitive GUI. Other advantages included the PoINT Storage Manager’s clear and easy-to-understand archiving and HSM rules, which can be modified and expanded as required.”

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PoINT Storage Manager amortized itself in the first year

Town hall of city of Hof

“As a result, the PoINT Storage Manager does exactly what we want, transparently moving more than two-thirds of the total data off our primary storage units. No alternative came close, since the biggest advantage with PoINT Software is that the user doesn’t even notice all of this.” Gerd Schmidt, Head of Technology at the Hof local authority. Also advantageous: The introduction has already amortized itself in the first year with regard to operating, maintenance and investment costs alone.

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<p>Siegen. The PoINT Archival Gateway, a new software solution from PoINT Software &amp; Systems GmbH, combines high performance, scalability and high availability of data. It receives data via an S3 interface which it then archives on storage systems such as tape or optical libraries. Integrated erasure coding ensures that data is distributed redundantly, improving the system&rsquo;s reliability and performance. The PoINT Archival Gateway will be available in Q2 2019.</p> <p>The PoINT Archival Gateway can write and read over one petabyte of data per day. This high level of performance makes the software ideal for applications wherever large volumes of data are stored. The software&rsquo;s S3 interfaces also mean that businesses can integrate cloud-ready applications without having to make any adaptations to it. The PoINT Archival Gateway&rsquo;s S3 HTTP service supports thousands of parallel client connections, enabling maximum throughput rates. A clear, comprehensible administrative interface makes configuration completely intuitive and provides a quick overview of the system&rsquo;s capacity, object count and performance at all times.</p> <p>WORM functionality and integrated retention management ensure that data is protected against manipulation or unintended deletion, making it easy for businesses to meet their compliance obligations. Users can also implement a 3-2-1 backup strategy without any extra work, as the software supports tape and optical storage media so that offline storage is also as easy as can be.</p> <p>&ldquo;With digitisation on the rise and data volumes increasing enormously, the PoINT Archival Gateway represents a scalable, high-performance solution that helps businesses to quickly and securely store their data, archiving it in compliance with the relevant regulations and legislation,&rdquo; said Thomas Thalmann, CEO at PoINT Software &amp; Systems GmbH.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=1154">Press Release (PDF)</a></p>

PoINT presents high-performance S3 gateway for archiving and big data storage

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