Independence for the Tape Library: Tape Integration via S3

The growth of unstructured data is one of the major challenges for enterprise IT departments. The enormous volumes of data require more storage capacity year after year. The infrastructure requirements are very high: The storage solution must meet high demands when it comes to performance and availability. Tight budget constraints …

Research data management and secure long-term preservation

Research data, whether in the form of scientific notes or measurement results, is a valuable raw material. And if it contains individuals’ personal data – when working in the social sciences, for example – then it is also subject to legal data protection requirements. Empirical data takes significant amounts of …

NetApp StorageGRID ILM on tape

Previously on our blog, we showed you how the CloudMirror functionality of NetApp StorageGRID can be used to replicate objects. NetApp StorageGRID (SGRID) systems can also be used to set up an in-depth information lifecycle management (ILM) policy. ILM rules can be used to specify the location, duration and protection …

Tiering for object storage

Storage tiering has been a well-known concept in IT for decades. It uses prespecified criteria to store data on one of various different classes of storage system. A storage management system which uses the principles of information lifecycle management (ILM), for example, will move files that have not been accessed for a …