LTFS Archive Appliance

Enabling New Ways to Access, and Manage Your Archive Data

 

Most of organizations are looking for agility to quickly archive their data. It is why some are looking for disk-based solution that provides affordable, reliable, high-capacity data archiving capability.

In some cases, in case of massive data growth, tape is now required. With the LTFS Appliance, we keep the advantages of disk with tape usages.

Why LTFS ?

LTFS technology provides users the capability to drag and drop files without any effort to and from tape just as if they were located on a standard disk volume. 

Why an Appliance ?

Deploying Nodeum into your favorite x86 commodity server will transform your server into an Archive Appliance. Then get it physically connected to a Tape Library and then users have convenient access to the data since they appear in the users OS directory tree structure.

Key Features Highlight

STORAGE AND ARCHIVING VIRTUALIZATION

The solution is based on a Software Defined which enabling resources virtualization by creating a level of abstraction between physical storage and users/applications. Fast disk cache storage and high capacity low cost LTO tape storage/archiving are fully managed by the system, aggregating two-tier heterogeneous resources.​

 

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NAS CONNECTIVITY

The entire virtual storage is accessible through SMB and NFS, supporting both Microsoft environments, Linux & Apple Mac OS X​.

The solution supports :

  • SMB 1, SMB 2.1, SMB 3
  • NFS 3, NFS 4.1
ADVANCED SEARCH SYSTEM

The search feature allows the browsing of the content catalog. Different criteria can be use to find exactly what you want.

This solution allows :

  • Keywords
  • Storage Location
  • Path
  • File Date (creation, access, modification)
  • Size
Metadata are also indexed and content can be retrieve from these information. This system can be interfaced transparently with external third parties software. 
 
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LEVERAGE THE LTFS OPEN STANDARD

The solution is a LTFS Compliant Solution certified by LTO.org.  

Break the vendor lock-in in using an open standard.  Storing your data in the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) open standard is the best strategy for supporting data transportability and long-term data accessibility.

 

 

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Get The Most From Your Tape Library

 

Tape benefits

Tape Benefits

Reliable
High capacity
Storage Data management workflow

Workflows

Workflow automation
RESTful API
Manage billion data
cost-reduction

ROI

Lowest possible TCO
Low energy consumption

The benefits

 

QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO FILE

End users access files using an explorer compatible view and can easily use classical "drag and drop". File access requires no intervention of an administrator or operator. File access when stored on a LTFS tape is measured in seconds. Once localized, file transfers are remarkably fast, up to 900MB/s in compressed mode and 360MB/s in native mode.

 

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SCALABILITY

Depending on the architecture design, the solution offers an easy and transparent way to increase the capacity of storage.

The solution allows a grow in adding tape cartridges into the Tape Library. The cost of tape for the capacity per TB can never be more competitive.

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REDUCE STORAGE COSTS

Data mover move less used data on primary storage to tape storage, this reduce the overall cost of storage.

Furthermore, tape storage is seen as a green storage. This has an impact on the electric bills but also decreases cooling requirements.

 

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REALTIME VISUALIZATION

A visual representation of the system usage in built-in, which quickly identifies the storage space usage and the available resources.

 
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Key Benefits for your Organization

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  • Leverage Tape Storage System
  • Drag and Drop solution to efficiently store data,
  • Reduction of vendor locking,
  • Hardware upgrades are non-disruptive any more,
  • More storage capacity can be managed with fewer resources,
  • Reporting and analysis become simpler, enabling easier compliance with SLAs.

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