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High-Performance Transparent Tiering

Cut Storage Costs While Gaining Unrivalled Data Visibility and Search Capability

Economically store and protect valuable data with arcastream’s ngenea. An extremely fast, highly scalable, data management layer. ngenea unifies high-speed arcastream storage with object, NAS and cloud storage into a single global namespace. ngenea  transparently tiers data based on policies (for example, untouched data over 30 days old) from high-performance storage to cost-effective, highly protected object, tape, NAS and cloud storage – lowering storage costs and freeing expensive high speed storage space.

All Production and Archive Data are in the Same Namespace

ngenea extends the existing filesystem into alternative storage options to give you complete control of your data, on your terms. ngenea wraps existing file, Cloud and object storage in a global namespace with a single view of the data – retaining the full path and filename wherever that may be.

Save Money

Cuts storage costs by migrating inactive data from expensive tier 1 storage to low cost object, tape or Cloud storage 

Multi-node Migration/Recall Performance Acceleration and High Availability

Migration and recall can be spread over unlimited multiple servers in parallel, delivering extraordinary performance and high availability 

High Performance Data Access

Files are directly accessed from high-speed storage as needed – intelligently moves data to lower cost storage, while maintaining a single view of all data 

No Change to Original Data Path for Applications or Users

Applications and users access migrated files without any change in file path – files are recalled to primary storage directly upon access 

No Capacity-based Licensing

Industry unique fixed price license, no penalty for extended use, the more you store, the more cost-effective it is 

Works with both IBM Spectrum Scale Standard and Data Management Editions

Unlimited support for IBM Spectrum Scale Standard Edition licenses significantly reduces costs – no need to upgrade to Data Management Edition 

Transparent to Users and Applications 

Applications and users see the same file system no matter where the data is stored, with no change to user or program access. ngenea leaves a stub upon file migration, so data still appears in the namespace. Transparent, high-speed recall occurs on file stub interaction. Automated migration and recall of data occurs in the background between high-speed and external tiers, completely invisible to the user or applications. 

Future-Proof Open Data at Rest 

ngenea retains the full path and filename upon migration to a target so users and applications can read data directly from object storage. This enables a seamless workflow and access to dozens of Cloud-resident applications and unlimited computing power for analysis. ngenea ensures data is always available in an open accessible format, with no vendor lock-in. ngenea allows organisations to adopt new, lower-cost technologies as they become available, without forcing wholesale data migrations from one tier to another. This combination of features allows the growth of data to be handled cost-effectively over many years while increasing user productivity. 

Data Integrity and Protection

Checksums are calculated on migrated and recalled data and enhanced long term data protection is provided by object, tape and cloud storage offerings 

Simple Administration

Uses Native ILM Policy engine to provide policies for migration of data – which are easily customisable to match any data workflow that suits your needs 

Open Data at Rest: Migrated Data is Accessible Natively from Object and Cloud Storage

Users and applications can read data directly from object storage, providing a seamless file delivery workflow and access to dozens of Cloud-resident analysis applications and unlimited computing power 

Multiple Storage Targets

ngenea can migrate files to different storage targets based on business needs, and select the best target available, responding to changes in technology without requiring any changes to usage or applications – while retaining a simple and consistent central single namespace

Multi-protocol Access

Data accessible through SMBv2/3, NFS, FTP, HTTP, S3, HDFS and POSIX GPFS 

Storage Usage Insight with Advanced Analytics

Real time performance, history and trending with reporting about data and its contents through a simple and intuitive graphical interface 

Unprecedented Data Awareness with ngenea Analytics 

ngenea comes with a dynamic analytics engine that that provides information on how data is being created and used over time. This intelligence gives administrators the insight needed to make the right expansion decisions and provides a robust reporting mechanism for chargebacks. 

Powerful, Easy Search Capabilities 

Finding migrated data among vast cloud or object stores is easily facilitated with the included search function. It can automatically harvest user and application metadata from files, allowing lost files to be found by metadata type, with a simple drill down interface that generates proxy images, videos, audio and documents for quick browse. 

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