by Nicole Gauger

PoINT Archival Gateway supports IBM Jaguar drives

PoINT Archival Gateway Dashboard

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH has released Version 2.1 of its software solution PoINT Archival Gateway for tape-based S3 object storage. This new version provides support for IBM TS3500 and TS4500 libraries, covering both LTO drives and IBM 3592 series models. It is aimed in particular at data center operators, who have high standards in terms of data storage, security and availability.

Given the enormous rate of growth of unstructured business data, and the increasing need to protect against ransomware (in particular with an air-gap solution), tape technology is becoming increasingly important. Moreover, tape media can store and archive large volumes of data much more cheaply than hard drive-based systems. As a scalable, high-performance S3-based object storage system, PoINT Archival Gateway ensures that these large volumes of data can be reliably saved to tape libraries.

PoINT Archival Gateway provides an S3-compatible interface to other applications, so hard drive-based object storage systems like NetApp StorageGRID and Cloudian HyperStore can also replicate or transfer data to tape with the help of PoINT’s software. The solution can also be used to back up or replicate productive cloud data.

One key advantage of the PoINT Archival Gateway is its native support for integrating tape libraries and drives. This approach enables extremely high throughput rates, rising above one petabyte per day. Thanks to flexible erasure coding settings, data can also be saved redundantly to multiple tapes or even separate libraries, improving your resilience further still.

About PoINT:
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is specialized in the development and distribution of software products for storage, management and archiving of data. Our data & storage management solutions offer an easy and efficient integration of different storage technologies and systems in consideration of enterprise requirements. PoINT products allow optimized usage of storage systems and help to reduce costs and issues caused by data growth. The software solutions fulfil compliance and archiving requirements and provide independence from storage technologies and vendors.

Editorial Contacts:
Sebastian Klee
Manager Marketing & Sales
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH
Eiserfelder Str. 316
57080 Siegen
Tel: +49 271 3841-155
Fax: +49 271 3841-151

Nicole Gauger
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