The storageQS long-time archiving solution is designed to offer an automated solution for archiving inactive data. By using a variety of data technologies we store data safely, searchable and secure. With a lifecylce management you can select which data needs to be stored on which media and for how long.
The solution combines Microsoft Windows-based software, a platform-independent XML API, robots for recording and labelling disks, as well as archival-grade Panasonic Blu-ray disks, to provide a comprehensive answer to many long-time archiving needs. The whitepaper is downloadable on the right, it outlines some of the design considerations that went into developing this solution.
Daily work in a company generates data on the near-line storage. After periods of time it is nessacery to archive inactive data to create space again.
Archive data that is no longer required for normal operations or only needs to be retained to satisfy policy is eligible for archiving.
The data will no longer be modified; or needs to be explicitly guarded against modification. Data can be combined or divided into individual “packages”, that afterwards can be stored as independent archive sets; Archived data is only required in exceptional situations, and restoration is not very time-sensitive.
There are four different media possibilities available to store the archived packages. The requirements of the client determine which option is most suitable.
Long Time Archiving of your data with parity, encryption, key management and searchable meta-data.
The best entry-level option for moderate-throughput environments (up to 3.0 TB/day, more with high-capacity publishers like the Rimage 8200).
The process of archiving on Blu-ray
Excellent compromise between speed, capacity and cost, if you already have a data center with temperature and humidity controls.
The process of archiving on Tape
Highest performance and scalability: up to 3.3 PB in a 48U rack, throughput up to 32 TB/day with good concurrent archive/restore performance and easy archive deletion.
The process of archiving on PetaBlock
The ideal way to completely outsource your archive storage, if you have a 1Gb/s+ Internet connection.
The process of archiving on Cloud
Archive directly to multiple media or migrate from disk to Tape to Blu-ray.
The process of archiving on Multiple Media