by Nicole Gauger

Data growth without storage extensions – thanks to PoINT Storage Manager

Siegen. Steadily growing data volume forces companies and public institutions to intensify their storage strategy requirements. For saving costs for expensive primary storage extensions as well as for backup licenses file tiering – the purging and archiving of inactive data to secondary storage – is suggested. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH offers PoINT Storage Manager - a fully-developed software solution covering versatile functions and interfaces. Users profit from efficient storage usage, offloaded backup, cost savings and the fulfillment of compliance requirements.

Independent from industry classification and enterprise size: All companies fight against steadily growing data volumes. An IDC survey from 2012 showed that the data volume doubles every two years and thus in ten years a 15 fold of information has to be administrated. This data growth can boost costs for primary storage extensions and require additional backup licenses and capacities.

As from the about 80% present unstructured data 70 % are not accessed directly file tiering and archiving are an approach for facing the challenge of data growth. Though inactive data is purged from expensive primary storage to cost-efficient secondary storage and stored there. As secondary storage devices especially object store systems are suitable, as these are designed for big data volumes, scalable regarding performance and redundancy and have long term preservation functionality. 

Therefore PoINT Storage Manager has integrated comprehensive functions by which companies can implement this solution efficiently. Inactive data is purged either automatically according to corresponding policies or user driven without support of the administrator from primary storage to secondary and archive storage. The data archival has received a new important significance regarding data and storage management and is considered increasingly within the storage concepts. PoINT Storage Manager supports natively tape and optical storage systems. In addition connectors for all leading object and cloud storage products are available, so that users are flexible regarding their storage products and independent from manufacturer.

About PoINT:
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables an early support of innovative storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as Toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by the programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with his long-term and versatile experience. PoINT products are distributed by 50 partners in more than 25 countries world-wide and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations. PoINT customers range from end users expecting a compact and secure solution to large corporations, which comply with our solutions their complex demands by providing the necessary reliability and perfection.

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