With this new offering, the company can integrate directly with Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Standard, and can automatically restore data archived to Glacier and Infrequent Access(Standard - IA).
Company's BlackPearl provides an additional tier of reliable storage, further strengthening its automatic tiering to nearline disk and digital tape.
The BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway enables massive amounts of data to be stored forever, at virtually no cost. Acting as an object storage gateway for storage and management, it provides a single interface that lets users easily send and retrieve large amounts of data from any platform-tape, disk, other BlackPearls, and now, the public cloud.
"Private cloud storage enabled by BlackPearl provides the best option for balancing performance and cost; however, some customer workflows benefit greatly from incorporating a public cloud storage infrastructure," said Matt Starr, CTO, Spectra Logic. "Public cloud works best when a DR copy is needed; when wide data distribution is called for; to create geographic dispersion of data; and when other cloud-based features can be leveraged, such as automatic transcoding. The new Spectra hybrid storage ecosystem means that Spectra customers don't have to choose between public and private cloud; BlackPearl brings them together seamlessly."
Firm's hybrid storage ecosystem:
Allows data to be moved to the public cloud for backup or DR.
Ensures true genetic diversity of storage via storage on different media types and geographic dispersion of data-two key elements of a solid digital preservation strategy.
Creates a multi-tier private cloud to store a copy of frequently accessed data on online disk, and archive infrequent or rarely accessed data indefinitely on company's ArcticBluedisk-based archive or firm's tape. BlackPearl includes an automatic, time-based expiration policy that can be customised by the storage administrator.
Shares content globally by utilising the public cloud's inherent infrastructure to make content available to disparate users and sites worldwide.
Provides data retrieval management policies to limit or prevent unexpected retrieval charges through BlackPearl's Advanced Bucket Management.
BlackPearl has a host of third-party clients enabling it to integrate into many environments. BlackPearl with direct archive to Amazon public cloud will be available in August 2016.
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