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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 amount of data on tape media

PoINT Data Replicator

Software solution for replication of file systems and objects in an S3-based cloud/object storage

PoINT Data Replicator: File and Object Replication to S3 Buckets

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With the new PoINT Data Replicator PoINT Software & Systems responds to the growing popularity of object storage systems and the related questions of data protection. The "File-to-Object" function of the software solution enables the replication of files stored in file systems to a cloud/object storage. The "S3-to-S3 Object Replication" ensures data protection in the context of hybrid or multi cloud approaches by replicating S3 objects including metadata between any S3-capable source and target buckets.

For more information, see here.

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PoINT Storage Manager 6.5: Expanded functionality at all levels

PoINT Storage Manager 6.5

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.


PoINT Webinar

With our webinars we would like to present you our software solutions not product- but topic-oriented.

01/26 4 pm CET Live Demo: Replication and migration of files and objects in S3 Buckets - register here

You can find our recordings here.



PoINT Archival Gateway supports IBM Jaguar drives

PoINT Archival Gateway

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.


<p>Siegen. PoINT Software &amp; Systems GmbH has added a new product to its portfolio: the PoINT Data Replicator. This new solution lets users replicate both files and objects in an S3 object or cloud storage system.</p> <p>Public cloud storage systems and on-premises object storage products have been popular choices for businesses and other organizations for many years. Among other reasons, this is because they are scalable, reliable and easy to integrate using an S3 interface.</p> <p>With the PoINT Data Replicator, PoINT Software &amp; Systems is responding to questions about data security that are raised by the use of these kinds of systems. First, the company&rsquo;s new software solution makes it possible to replicate data stored within file systems (e.g. NAS drives) in a cloud or object storage solution. Second, the PoINT Data Replicator helps users protect their data once it is stored on the S3 system.</p> <p>The software&rsquo;s file-to-object functionality replicates file systems in an S3 bucket, using the file path as an object key so that standard S3 browsers display the original directory structure once replication is complete.</p> <p>Hybrid- and multi-cloud solutions have become increasingly popular options for protecting data in cloud and object storage. Responsible firms make sure not to rely on any one supplier or product. To protect themselves, they save data to more than one type of S3 storage system (whether off- or on-premises). The new PoINT Data Replicator performs this task using its S3-to-S3 object replication function.</p> <p>The object replication function replicates S3 objects, including their metadata, between any S3-enabled source and destination buckets.</p> <p>The replication process is supported by a database which ensures that every time the job repeats, only new files and objects are replicated. The solution also has extensive logging tools in order to meet auditing requirements and other needs.</p> <p><strong>Use tape as an additional S3 storage class</strong></p> <p>Cloud and object stores require additional security, something tape-based S3 object stores are particularly well suited to provide. The PoINT Archival Gateway is one product that can help here. Since tapes are both secure and cost-effective, tape storage systems capable of saving objects in their native format via an S3 interface are the ideal solution for securing cloud and object stores. The PoINT Data Replicator takes care of replicating backup data to an S3-capable tape system.</p> <p>This results in a replica of the original data being saved to a separate, secure, cost-effective storage system. The replicated data can be accessed directly at any time thanks to the S3 API. This makes it possible to switch cloud providers without having to go through the costly process of restoring data from the cloud.</p> <p><a class="pdf" href="t3://file?uid=1791">Press release (PDF)</a></p>

Replicate files and objects in S3 buckets: PoINT Data Replicator

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