by Nicole Gauger

PoINT Storage Manager improves data security by automated replication

Siegen. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH had integrated a replication function in its PoINT Storage Manager by which data can be replicated to storage systems within the capacity and/or archive tier. Data is stored in an automated and transparent manner according to pre-defined policies to a corresponding replication device. Besides an improved data security the specific technology advantages can additionally be used selectively by integrating different storage technologies.

Data and information become more and more important for companies and measures have to be taken for protecting sensible and valuable data. By means of the integrated and automated replication function data security can be guaranteed. If e.g. a storage medium cannot be read the replicated data stored on another medium can be accessed. Also in case companies have different sites data replication is a suitable means if at one site the storage system fails due to act of God, like damage by fire or water. The replicated data can also be accessed via another site or via the cloud.

By the integrated replication function PoINT Storage Manager helps to reduce the risk of data loss significantly. For that purpose the file tiering solution stores respectively archives the data stored within the capacity and respectively archive tier redundantly to selected replication devices. This additional data storage is carried out completely automated and transparently according to pre-defined policies. Corresponding encryption mechanisms integrated within PoINT Storage Manager ensure additional data security. Also already existing hardware can be used for replication purposes. In case of a failure of one of the storage systems data can be accessed via the corresponding replication device. Also cloud systems, best suitable for cost-effective off-site replication, can be integrated within the scope of a tiered storage architecture. For providing the highest data security PoINT Software & Systems GmbH recommends a combination of on- and off-site storage.

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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Sebastian Klee
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Eiserfelder Str. 316
57080 Siegen
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