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PoINT offers efficient archiving by intelligent storage tiering
End users of ECM suites can flexibly combine their various storage systems and individually store data by configurable policies in different tiers
Due to the exponentially growing data volume and the increasing costs for storage media the topic of efficient archiving becomes more important. Companies can optimally utilize their existing storage capacities while archiving data via a three tiered storage architecture, as PoINT Storage Manager offers, without interrupting business operations. PoINT Storage Manager is a software solution providing a tiered storage architecture by a policy-based data management with automated and transparent file migration and archiving as well as migration between different tiers. The cost-effective primary storage of the performance tier are offloaded, when inactive data - which is generally up to 80% of the total data volume - can be migrated to more cost-effective secondary storage used within the capacity or Archive Tier. Companies and software manufacturers have recognized this advantage and realized archiving by a decided tiered storage software solution, as PoINT Storage Manager. The files are archived completely transparently by the standardized Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol. Additionally special authentication and encryption functions of PoINT Storage Manager protect against unauthorized access. The replication to further storage media offers also advanced security. Furthermore end users benefit from their independence of specific storage manufacturers. A possible archive storage migration operates background and does not affect the performance of the IT environment. In addition no changes in related applications are necessary.
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