Designed to meet the demands of today's modern storage challenges, this joint solution provides content management across sites, tiers and clouds. It enables customers to utilize massively scalable object storage for media content while archiving to BlackPearl to achieve optimal cost and performance.
Using StorageGRID Webscale's S3 end point connector, Netapp, Inc. will be able to add BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway as an archive location for files, stored in StorageGRID as objects. StorageGRID added: retrieved, listed, and deleted objects to the BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway.
"BlackPearl deep storage technology is a potential game changer in the storage industry by changing the economics of deep storage," said Matt Starr, CTO, Spectra Logic. "NetApp and Spectra both have a history of creative technological advancements and thought leadership, and we look forward to continuing to grow this relationship in the future."
BlackPearl enables users to archive assets through affordable deep storage, addressing exponential data growth and long-term archive requirements. It writes data to tape using open standard LTFS, ensuring content integrity and availability.
BlackPearl Deep Storage Gateway works with StorageGRID Webscale to eliminate complexities, and offer a multi-site collaboration and long-term content archive. This is accomplished through the StorageGRID Webscale policy engine that provides automated data placement across storage tiers. StorageGRID Webscale stores content via user defined policies to BlackPearl, which enables object storage directly to tape, providing private cloud infrastructure at an affordable price. Along with BlackPearl, StorageGRID Webscale also supports disk and flash on-premises as well as S3-compatible cloud storage, enabling customers to choose the optimal storage locations based on cost, performance, durability and availability requirements.
"Organizations are looking for flexibility when it comes to storing content across on-premises and public cloud. NetApp StorageGRID Webscale is a scalable and flexible data management solution that supports a variety of storage tiers across on-premises and cloud," said Ingo Fuchs, senior manager hybrid cloud solutions, Netapp. "Integration with BlackPearl will provide our customers additional on-premises solutions."