Olympus Storage Manager – Archive Edition Overview
The extreme growth of unstructured data is one of the most important challenges which companies have to face within the coming years. Simply expanding primary storage will no longer solve this problem because of economic and technical reasons. Based on the fact that most of the unstructured data is inactive (“cold data”) companies are looking increasingly for solutions to solve this dilemma.
Companies have large amounts of data, and a large percent of it needs to be retained. Only 25% of the data within an organization is freshly created; the rest is redundant data, or data that was created in the past and must be preserved for future reuse. This situation has created a high demand for information storage, a demand that carries both monetary and logistic concerns. Data archiving allows organizations to efficiently retain this mass of redundant data, often for very long periods of time, so that it can be accessed when necessary.
The solution is to archive data to suitable secondary storage systems designed for long-term data preservation and archiving, i.e. CD/DVD Blu-Ray Disc publishing systems. Olympus’s Storage Manager – Archive Edition provides an easy to install and intuitive software for automatic policy-based migration of cold data to data to be archived from primary storage to CDs DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs with the range of Olympus Series Publishing Systems.
Preserving digital data for the long-term is extremely important as the amount of content generated increases each year. Optical disc-based systems play a vital role in offline data archiving when cost effective solutions are required. Optical discs are also a great fit for long term storage or safety copies of data.
Regardless of what kind of data archiving is needed, All Pro Solutions has the right solution. We have systems that allow you to archive emails and office documents, store software source code, archive log files, and store captured video or medical images. Whether this information is archived to fulfill legal requirements or to protect business assets, the data will be safe and secure if it comes from All Pro Solutions CD/DVD and Blu-ray Disc systems. All Pro Solutions Archiving solutions reduce archiving costs and simplify recall, while preserving critical data for decades.
Olympus Storage Manager – Archive Edition Features
- Policy Based File Archive
Storage Manager – Archive Edition offers policy-based file archiving. This is fully automated archiving directly to an optical storage device such as an Olympus Series CD/DVD Blu-Ray Disc Archiving System – no user action is needed.
- WORM File System with CIFS Access
Most applications do not support archive storage systems (like tape and optical) natively and require a standard storage access interface like CIFS. The VFS (Virtual File System) is an integral module of Storage Manager – Archive Edition and implements a native Windows file system. It provides standard CIFS file system access to archive storage systems. This means applications can make use of the benefits of the Olympus Archive Systems without adaptations.
- User-Defined Archiving by Web Client
Besides the automatic process of file archiving, Storage Manager – Archive Edition offers user-defined archiving supported by a Web Client. The Web Client is aimed at environments in which particular users need to be able to perform archiving operations by themselves. Usage of the Web Client is protected by a user authentication mechanism.
- Archiving Methods
Storage Manager – Archive Edition provides multiple archiving methods. This comprises copying of files (Copy Mode), moving of files (Data Mover Mode), and stubbing of files (HSM Mode).
- Use of Standards
Storage Manager – Archive Edition strictly adheres to standards for storing data on secondary storage systems. This ensures independence from a specific hardware vendor and protects customer investments. Furthermore access to all archived data is provided by standard operating system methods. MTF (Mircosoft Tape Format), LTFS1 (Linear Tape File System) and UDF (Universal Disk Format) are supported as standard formats for tape and optical.
- Software Development Kit
The Software Development Kit (SDK) can be used by system integrators to incorporate the functionality of Storage Manager – Archive Edition into applications by a suitable API. This API provides the control of policy-based archiving as well as comprehensive query and administrative functions.
- Efficient use of primary storage.
- Reduced risks fo data loss.
- Fullfillment of archving requirements.
- Low cost, low power consumption and minimal carbon footprint.
- Reduced Costs – Lower costs per decade than storing on HDD.
- Long-term data retention, compatibility and durability.
- Increased productivity
- Faster than tape – Random access and rapid recall.
- Easy installation
- True WORM (Write Once Read Many)
- Intuitive usage
- Save for decades – DVD and Blu-Ray Disc last much longer than tape or other media.