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.
PoINT Storage Manager 6.5: Expanded functionality at all levels
The new version 6.5 of PoINT Storage Manager provides expanded functionality of our HSM/ILM and archiving software. The newly developed archive file system supplies the user with additional options for file archiving: For examples, file permissions are taken into account in the archiving process.
The new version of the software allows the seamless integration of Linux-based systems into a tiered storage architecture, as well as the configuration of object-based storage in the capacity tier. PoINT Storage Manager 6.5 also supports IBM Jaguar drives. Moreover, it offers certification for the latest versions of the Cloudian HyperStore and Hitachi Content Platform (HCP).
You can find more information about the functional scope of PoINT Storage Manager 6.5 here.
Webinar: „Tape Integrated Object Storage as an Active Archive”
PoINT joined the Active Archive Alliance in June 2020. Together with Shawn Brume (IBM) and Rich Gadomsky (FUJIFILM), Thomas Thalmann explains in this webinar how tape libraries can be integrated as object storage into the storage infrastructure, for the purpose of active archiving. You can view the webinar “Tape-Integrated Object Storage as an Active Archive” here on the Active Archive Alliance website.
With our webinars we would like to present you our software solutions not product- but topic-oriented.
Live Demo: "Archiving and protecting S3 objects on tape" on 11/17 at 4 pm CET to the registration
You can find our recordings here.
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
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 celebrates its 25th anniversary
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.