High Performance S3 Gateway to Tape and Optical Media

Big Data Archiving for S3

PoINT Archival Gateway is a software-based, high-performance object storage system that directly supports the use of mass storage archival media in Tape and Optical libraries. The solution is highly scalable and can manage an archive of hundreds of petabytes of data.

The most significant feature of PoINT Archival Gateway is the method it uses to quickly receive data and securely write it to storage media, in a format that assures the data can also be quickly accessed.  PoINT Archival Gateway provides an extreme level of scalability that can handle data transfer rates in excess of 1 PB per day.

Diagram Showing Amazon S3 Interface Nodes and Database Nodes for Archiving Data
PoINT Archival Gateway uses Amazon S3 REST API


PoINT Archival Gateway offers a standard S3 REST API interface for applications to store archive data, making the software compatible with any application that supports Object-based storage using S3 REST.  PoINT Archival Gateway is designed to be independent of the storage technology or system used, so users can choose and exchange storage systems with confidence.

Archival Gateway’s highly-scalable S3 REST web service enables almost unlimited parallelization providing extremely high data transfer rates.

High Performance and Availability

The PoINT Archival Gateway high-performance data transfer architecture means that storage and archiving jobs can be completed very quickly, and provides rapid access to archived data when needed.

Data security is ensured using a modern “erasure coding” process, that stores data redundantly on multiple media, so data is not lost if a medium fails. Redundant server nodes automatically managed by Archival Gateway assure that all associated servers remain stable.

PoINT Archival Gateway Read-Write Performance to LTO Tape Library
PoINT Cloud Gateway Protects against Data Deletion and Ransomware Attacks

Data Protection and Compliance

PoINT Archival Gateway ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements by providing WORM functionality (Write Once Read Many) and integrated retention management.

Archived data is protected against accidental or malicious data deletion and manipulation, including ransomware attacks.  This minimizes the risk of legal disputes and helps meet your compliance requirements.

LTO Tape and Optical Libraries

PoINT Archival Gateway supports a wide range of Tape Library and Optical Library storage devices.  PoINT works closely with all of the leading manufacturers, and as a result, the list of supported devices is expanded regularly.

Archival Gateway directly supports and integrates with many Tape and Optical libraries, so no additional drivers or software products are required to achieve the levels of performance, scalability, and security offered provided by the solution.

Quantum i6000 Tape Library Populated with LTO Tapes

Key Features of PoINT Archival Gateway Software

  • High-performance – storage and archiving jobs can be completed very quickly. Saved data can also be accessed quickly when needed.
  • Highly cost-effective – Tape and optical technology are used to save and archive large amounts of data. Compared with hard disk-based systems costs per terabyte operation costs and energy requirements are very low. Storage costs are reduced over the lifetime of the data. are also low, compared with other systems.
  • Vendor independent – Archival Gateway can work with whatever storage system users need without having to make additional modifications to the software. This ensures a high level of protection for your investment and avoids the cost of complex migrations.
  • The S3 REST interface included with Archival Gateway presents a future-proof approach, in contrast to proprietary solutions. This means that your investments are protected.
  • Compliance with laws and regulations – Archival Gateway’s archiving functions help ensure regulatory compliance and Business continuity.


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