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PoINT Storage Manager

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. 

  • S3 Gateway for Big Data Storage

PoINT Storage Manager amortized itself in the first year

“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.

World premiere: PoINT Archival Gateway

At the NetApp Insight 2018 in Las Vegas (October 22 - 24) and Barcelona (December 3 - 5) PoINT presents the new software PoINT Archival Gateway (PAG) for the first time. The high performance and high scalable solution store huge amounts of data through a standardized REST S3 interface on mass storage systems like tape and optical libraries, e.g. for the efficient data offload and protection of NetApp StorageGRID Webscale. PoINT Archival Gateway is the perfect solution for Big Data Storage.

In addition, PoINT presents the new version 6.3 of the established solution PoINT Storage Manager which provides automatic and policy-based migration and archiving of data from primary storage systems (e.g. NetApp FAS). Thereby the new Web Client allows access to archived data independent from the operating system.

As certified NetApp partner, we would like to advise you in detail on the NetApp Insight.

Use PoINT Archival Gateway to transfer data from S3 to tape

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.

Digitization for public services

Farewell paper archives; hello archiving software. Now that the German government has agreed on its “Digitale Verwaltung 2020” (“Digital Administration 2020”) program, public authorities need to make a few changes. The first step is to set up the technical framework required for e-binders and digital archives. Step two is to answer one question: what to do with your existing piles of data, and in particular the inactive data you still need to keep? PoINT Storage Manager offers public authorities the solution: rules-based archiving with transparent read access. This secure archiving software fully meets compliance requirements and data protection guidelines.


<p>Siegen. The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (MPI) has freed up terabytes&rsquo; worth of measurement data by adopting the PoINT Storage Manager, benefiting in a number of ways as a result. The institute has been able to reduce costs and backup times while also enabling audit-compliant archiving of its research data.</p> <p>For many years, the MPI stored its data on hard drive-based systems. This included measurement data with file sizes measured in gigabytes or terabytes which is only rarely accessed. As a result, the MPI sought out a solution which would free its primary storage of this seldom-used data. MPI&rsquo;s IT staff found the right solution to their storage challenge in the PoINT Storage Manager software. &ldquo;Following a test phase in which we tested the software under every scenario we could think of, we were convinced by its ease of use thanks to its clear, intuitive interface &ndash; not to mention its wide range of functionality. Other plus points included the PoINT Storage Manager&rsquo;s clear and easy-to-understand archiving and HSM rules, which can be modified and expanded as required. Moreover, the PoINT product allows us to quickly and elegantly restore data,&rdquo; said Prof. Dr. Mario Looso, Head of the IT and Bioinformatics Facility at the MPI.</p> <p>Since the PoINT Storage Manager was introduced, the software has archived MPI&rsquo;s research data for the long term while providing transparent read access. This is made possible by so-called &ldquo;stubs&rdquo;, which allow users to read archived data without having to transfer it back to the primary storage system. This function allows the PoINT Storage Manager to free up inactive data, enabling full backups within the MPI&rsquo;s desired time window.</p> <p>&ldquo;We see this mature software as a long-term, future-proof solution which gives us flexibility despite rising volumes of data,&rdquo; said Prof. Dr. Mario Looso, summing up the results. We are very pleased with both the product and the service we received. PoINT meets all of our requirements in full.&rdquo;</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=1101">Press Release (PDF)</a></p>

Max Planck Institute relieves load on primary storage with PoINT

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