Cut Storage Costs While Gaining Unrivalled Data Visibility and Search Capability
Economically store and protect valuable data with arcastream ngenea HSM, an extremely fast, highly scalable, data management layer unifying high speed arcastream storage with object, NAS and cloud storage into a single global namespace. ngenea HSM 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 HSM is an extremely fast, highly scalable, data management layer unifying IBM Spectrum Scale, object, NAS and cloud storage into a single IBM Spectrum Scale global namespace. ngenea HSM transparently tiers files from expensive high-performance storage to highly protected object, tape and cloud storage – lowering storage costs and freeing local storage space. Files are accessed directly from high-speed IBM Spectrum Scale storage when needed.
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 HSM leaves a stub upon file migration, so data still appears in the IBM Spectrum Scale namespace. Transparent, high speed recall occurs on file stub interaction. Automated migration and recall of data occurs in the background between Spectrum Scale and external tiers completely invisible to the user or applications.
Future Proof Open Data at Rest
ngenea HSM retains the full path and filename upon migration to a target so users and applications can read data directly from object storage, enabling a seamless workflow and access to dozens of cloud-resident applications and unlimited computing power for analysis. ngenea HSM ensures data is always available in an open accessible format, with no vendor lock-in. ngenea HSM allows organizations to adopt new and 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.
Unprecedented Data Awareness with ngenea HSM Capacity Analytics
ngenea HSM 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 that can automatically harvest user and application metadata from files allowing lost files to be found by metadata type with simple drill down interface that generates proxy images, videos, audio and documents for quick browse.