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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

PoINT at events in 2023 fall

We all look forward to interesting trade shows and conferences in the coming months. We will be happy to welcome you to our booths and presentations!

09/26 – 09/27: storage2day, Frankfurt

10/10 – 10/12: it-sa, Nuremberg

10/18 – 10/19: KOMMUNALE, Nuremberg

11/12 – 11/17: SC23, Denver

Detailed information can be found here on our website.

Tape Storage Council Market Report 2023

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The Tape Storage Council's Market Report clearly shows how important the storage medium tape will remain in the future: Data storage on tape is currently the most economical and environmentally friendly storage technology. It therefore plays a key role in secondary storage for the large volumes of data from Big Data, AI and Machine Learning. For background and forecasts, see the Tape Storage Council Market Outlook 2023.

Our S3-to-Tape solution PoINT Archival Gateway supports users to efficiently use the potential of tape technology. We will be happy to advise you individually!

"True Immutable Tape Backup" with PoINT Solutions

With a "True Immutable Backup" on tape, our solutions PoINT Archival Gateway and PoINT Data Replicator offer a high level of security in case of a ransomware attack. In addition to the tape-specific Air-Gap, you benefit from numerous software features such as Object Lock, Versioning, Retention Management and optional WORM protection of the media.

When restoring data, the "Snapshot Restore" function allows data to be restored at a selectable point in time and with an uninfected dataset.

We will be happy to answer your questions personally! Contact us to schedule an appointment!

PoINT Blog: Bucket Creation with PoINT Archival Gateway

Screenshot: Bucket Creation in PoINT Archival Gateway

In the "How To" category of PoINT Blog you will find instructions for configuration and particular features of our software.

In the current article we present the three options PoINT Archival Gateway offers to create an object repository respectively a bucket.

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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.


<p>Siegen. The new versions of PoINT Archival Gateway and PoINT Data Replicator improve the object storage backup and restore process. With a "True Immutable Backup" to tape and Snapshot Restore they offer increased security in case of a ransomware attack.</p> <p>PoINT's products PoINT Archival Gateway and PoINT Data Replicator have been specifically designed for the backup of object data on tape storage systems. The new versions of the software solutions optimize the backup process with new features.</p> <p>With the help of PoINT Archival Gateway PoINT Data Replicator stores the data on tape. Storage is realized in native format via the S3 interface of the source system that is to be backed up. With object lock, versioning, retention management and optional WORM protection of the media, PoINT products provide numerous software functions which enable a "True Immutable Backup". By means of individual filters the backup process can also be limited to specific data. For continuous backup PoINT Data Replicator additionally supports queuing services like Apache Kafka and AWS SQS. This avoids long scan times on the source system.</p> <p>With Snapshot Restore, the new version 2.2 of PoINT Data Replicator offers more flexibility and security when restoring data: This functionality allows restoring backed up data based on a selectable date. Thus, for example, a targeted recovery can be performed after a ransomware attack. With this, PoINT Data Replicator enables a fast return to an uninfected data set.</p> <p>Object storage systems are characterized by low downtime rates. The systems achieve high availability through redundant components, erasure coding and replication. However, object storage systems are also exposed to risks of data loss that cannot be eliminated by high availability features. Especially with the threat of cyber attacks, the additional protection of object storage through a backup comes into focus. The most important criteria for such a backup are object-based storage, direct S3 access and suitable storage media. A tape storage class, which is integrated via the S3 interface, is ideal for backing up hard disk-based object storage. Data stored on tape is securely protected against cybercrime attacks through air-gap. In addition, tape media are very economical and sustainable compared to hard disks.</p> <p>PoINT's software solutions cover the mentioned criteria and comprehensively support companies in implementing the 3-2-1 backup strategy in the object storage sector.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=2600">Press release (PDF)</a></p>

PoINT Solutions for "True Immutable Tape Backup": Storage Software with New Features for Object Storage Backup

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