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.
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.
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.