Extending the capacity of StorageGRID to Tape Libraries
Most disk and flash-based storage systems are overloaded with inactive and cold unstructured data. This applies to NAS and SAN storage systems, and increasingly, to object storage systems such as StorageGRID Webscale. The use of these systems to store data that has not been accessed for months or years is an inefficient use of storage resources. Enterprises need a solution that optimizes the load profile of existing storage systems and that helps fulfill data archiving requirements.
PoINT Archival Gateway provides an AWS S3–compatible interface. By using this interface, StorageGRID Webscale integration with Archival Gateway can transparently archive inactive data to tape library systems.
The archive service (archive node) of StorageGRID Webscale communicates with PoINT Archival Gateway through the standardized AWS S3–compatible interface, which acts as middleware between the archive node of StorageGRID Webscale and Tape Library storage systems.