• Why Archive?

    So You Can Solve These Major Data Issues!

LOW DISK SPACE

Primary storage systems are overloaded with old and inactive data.  The problem with utilizing expensive Primary storage for data that hasn’t been accessed in months or years is that space that should be used for newer, active data is rapidly consumed.  IT staff members then find themselves manually deleting old files or moving them to another server to free up disk space.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by automatically identifying and archiving inactive data to less-expensive storage such as Cloud, tape, and optical.  Data is archived based on user-defined policies including creation date, last access date, and file type, among many other criteria, and transparent access to archived data is retained through the use of file system links and .html web links.

LOW DISK SPACE

Primary storage systems are overloaded with old and inactive data. The problem with utilizing expensive Primary storage for data that hasn’t been accessed in months or years is that space that should be used for newer, active data is rapidly consumed.  IT staff members then find themselves manually deleting old files or moving them to another server to free up disk space.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by automatically identifying and archiving inactive data to less-expensive storage such as Cloud, tape, and optical.  Data is archived based on user-defined policies including creation date, last access date, and file type, and transparent access to archived data is retained through the use of file system links and HTML web links.

INCOMPLETE BACKUPS

Primary storage systems need to be backed up on a regular basis. The problem is that the time required to complete large backup jobs often exceeds the time window available.  As data on Primary storage becomes inactive, the problem begins to compound, and organizations are put at risk due to an incomplete backup.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by automatically identifying and archiving inactive data that no longer needs to be included in a regularly scheduled backup. By archiving data that hasn’t been accessed in over three years, the time to back up a large Primary storage system can be reduced by 50% or more.

INCOMPLETE BACKUPS

Primary storage systems need to be backed up on a regular basis. The problem is that the time required to complete large backup jobs often exceeds the time window available.  As data on Primary storage becomes inactive, the problem begins to compound, and organizations are put at risk due to an incomplete backup.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by automatically identifying and archiving inactive data that no longer needs to be included in a regularly scheduled backup. By archiving data that hasn’t been accessed in over three years, the time to back up a large Primary storage system can be reduced by 50% or more.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Organizations across many industries are required to store and retain data in accordance with rules and regulations directly stating or implying that electronic business records (data) must be stored on a non-erasable non-rewriteable storage system, and must be preserved in their original format for retention periods that vary by industry and record type.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by archiving data into UDF data containers that natively provide Write Once Read Many (WORM) attributes. UDF containers appear to an operating system as a DVD disc, which cannot be altered or deleted, nor can any file within the container be altered or deleted. Additionally, retention policies can be set to protect content for a period determined by business, legal or government requirements.

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Organizations across many industries are required to store and retain data in accordance with rules and regulations directly stating or implying that electronic business records (data) must be stored on a non-erasable non-rewriteable storage system, and must be preserved in their original format for retention periods that vary by industry and record type.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by archiving data into UDF data containers that natively provide Write Once Read Many (WORM) attributes. UDF containers appear to an operating system as a DVD disc, which cannot be altered or deleted, nor can any file within the container be altered or deleted. Additionally, retention policies can be set to protect content for a period determined by business, legal or government requirements.

COST REDUCTION

The cost to purchase, implement, maintain, and support a growing IT infrastructure can be significant. The problem is that when servers and disk storage systems reach their capacity, a normal response is to purchase new systems or add capacity to existing systems. In addition to capital outlay for the storage, this practice requires additional costs for power, cooling, backup devices, and IT staff.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by automatically identifying and archiving old data to less-expensive storage, thereby delaying, reducing, or altogether eliminating the purchase of additional storage and the associated immediate and ongoing costs.

COST REDUCTION

The cost to purchase, implement, maintain, and support a growing IT infrastructure can be significant. The problem is that when servers and disk storage systems reach their capacity, a normal response is to purchase new systems or add capacity to existing systems. In addition to capital outlay for the storage, this practice requires additional costs for power, cooling, backup devices, and IT staff.

PoINT Storage Manager solves this problem by automatically identifying and archiving old data to less-expensive storage, thereby delaying, reducing, or altogether eliminating the purchase of additional storage and the associated immediate and ongoing costs.

DATA SECURITY

Data security is a serious problem faced by organizations of all sizes across all industries, and includes protecting against accidental or malicious data deletion and modification, as well as preventing external access to sensitive archived data.  Protecting the privacy of sensitive data is especially important today, with the increased use of electronic mail and associated file attachments.

PoINT Storage Manager solves these problems by calculating and storing authentication information (digital fingerprint) of every file during the archive process.  Data authentication jobs check the consistency of files against their original digital fingerprints, and will detect if there was manipulation (edits, deletes) of any files in the archive.  In addition, data in the archive can be encrypted using AES 256 encryption, thereby preventing access to data on systems that are not configured with PoINT Storage Manager with the original System Key.

DATA SECURITY

Data security is a serious problem faced by organizations of all sizes across all industries, and includes protecting against accidental or malicious data deletion and modification, as well as preventing external access to sensitive archived data.  Protecting the privacy of sensitive data is especially important today, with the increased use of electronic mail and associated file attachments.

PoINT Storage Manager solves these problems by calculating and storing authentication information (digital fingerprint) of every file during the archive process.  Data authentication jobs check the consistency of files against their original digital fingerprints, and will detect if there was manipulation (edits, deletes) of any files in the archive.  In addition, data in the archive can be encrypted using AES 256 encryption, thereby preventing access to data on systems that are not configured with PoINT Storage Manager with the original System Key.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Disasters can happen at any time.  Events such as fires, floods, earthquakes, blackouts, and acts of terrorism can destroy an entire data center within minutes.  The problem is that disasters usually occur without notice, and not all organizations are prepared to take the steps necessary for performing a rapid recovery.

PoINT Storage Manager solves the problem by providing automated and transparent data replication to different storage technologies (i.e. Cloud and tape).  This practice ensures that data is redundantly stored on technologies that provide their own distinct advantages, and adds a layer of disaster recovery far greater than that of only using a single technology.  PoINT Storage Manager also includes a special Data Retrieval module as an integral part of the application.

DISASTER RECOVERY

Disasters can happen at any time.  Events such as fires, floods, earthquakes, blackouts, and acts of terrorism can destroy an entire data center within minutes.  The problem is that disasters usually occur without notice, and not all organizations are prepared to take the steps necessary for performing a rapid recovery.

PoINT Storage Manager solves the problem by providing automated and transparent data replication to different storage technologies (i.e. Cloud and tape).  This practice ensures that data is redundantly stored on technologies that provide their own distinct advantages, and adds a layer of disaster recovery far greater than that of only using a single technology.  PoINT Storage Manager also includes a special Data Retrieval module as an integral part of the application.

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