In working with a few different architectural firms and medical agencies, BVA has learned of several types of backup solutions that lean toward hitting compliance standards. Being able to store large amounts of data for a specific period of time is crucial. We have found that tape is a great solution but the problem that we see is the restore time in case something took place. Even with an LTO4, the restore time would be quite substantial which could be very painful when we are talking about a terabyte of data. In looking around for different solution we found a DISK based solution, GB, that really shortens the gap of restoring. The product is called ProStor InfiniVault and is an array full of disks that are removable which is great.
ProStor InfiniVault is a storage system designed to balance the need to cost-effectively manage increasing amounts of information over extended periods of time. This is the storage solution for terabyte-years. You can restore data fast with reliable retrieval of information from a choice of local online, removable offline or replicated locations. The backup system comes fully equipped with what technology consulting companies and administrators need to manage their data for the long-term. There is no extra cost for software features and RDX disk drives can be added when storage needs grow, without having to purchase expensive disk management tools or new system infrastructure. Data is organized into vaults allowing fast access through a standard NAS interface. The system automatically manages data retention, compression, encryption, and single-instancing de-duplication. It also maintains data integrity for the user so that data is available for years to come.
The intelligent software engine automatically protects itself – there is no need to back it up. The software stores multiple copies of each file to RDX removable disk cartridges, allowing near-line and offline data protection with removability for seamless integration into current workflows. The software provides several features that allow organizations to comply with the rules and regulations that govern their business, such as:
- Hardware-enforced WORM for immutability
- Audit trail with chain-of-custody reporting
- File indexing for search and rapid file retrieval (eDiscovery)
- Data retention and automatic deletion
- Automatic copies
- Legal hold enforcement
- Data encryption and key management
The backup software has a web-based management console and provides a simple interface for configuration and management. The disks used to store the data is called RDX. Over 130 Petabytes of data can be stored on RDX disks today, RDX is the market leader in removable storage. Organizations can trust that the technology is here to stay. RDX has such world-wide acceptance because of its cost-savings benefits such as:
- RDX uses less energy: RDX disks are powered down when not in use, thus reducing power and cooling costs.
- RDX disks are cost-effective: Capacities can be intermixed, and the interface will remain compatible well into the future. Organizations can purchase the latest capacity cartridge at the current best market price.
- RDX is built to last: Each RDX cartridge has a 30-year shelf life, along with protection against drops and static electricity.