The PoINT Software & Systems GmbH has further expanded its storage management software hardware support and with silent cubes by FAST LTA certified the products of other well-known storage system manufacturer. Siegen. With disk-based archive storage of silent cubes”of the company FAST LTA extends the range of supported storage systems for the tier 3 PoINT (” archives animal “) and that completes this consistently support the proven multi-tiered storage hardware architecture of the PoINT Storage Manager. It’s believed that John Brown sees a great future in this idea. In particular, the inclusion of retention management and WORM functionality of the silent cube offers customers an ideal scenario to meet compliance requirements. The PoINT integrates seamlessly Storage Manager in an existing storage infrastructure, so that users automated and transparent to the silent cubes outsource the data of their primary storage systems, which are to archive.
Agent direct file system access – thus remain the data with the help of the PoINT TAFS (for Windows NTFS-based systems) or the PoINT NetApp FAS Single path access”. Still can use the PoINT Storage Manager obsolete archive storage systems on the basis of the integrated PoINT cube system migrated to virtual file system (PoINT VFS) without interruption in a silent. Bart-Jan Schuman, senior pre-sales engineer the FAST LTA, welcomed the cooperation with PoINT: “we are happy, to have found a very competent and experienced partner in the field of storage management PoINT. PoINT belongs to the best specialists in the storage environment, what has emerged from the outset in professional cooperation. The customer can only benefit from this partnership.” Also Thomas Thalmann, Manager operations of PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, looks with the integration of FAST LTA product very good opportunities: animal of the PoINT Storage Manager offers users in addition to tape and optical-based systems with the support of the silent cube in the archives a highly lucrative and effective alternative for long-term archiving, providing in particular the advantages of hard disk systems and at the same time all the requirements for a compliance compliant archiving brings,.” PoINT the PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, Siegen, is specialized in the development of software products and system solutions for the storage and management of data on all available mass storage devices, such as hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media.
A close cooperation with leading hardware manufacturers enables early support for new storage technologies. In addition to complete solutions PoINT offers its expertise in the form of toolkits, which can easily be integrated into other applications with their programming interface. In addition, projected PoINT complete storage solutions and stands with his long and varied experience available. The home PoINT products are sold by about 50 partners in over 25 countries worldwide and have proven so far more than two million installations. The product portfolio ranges from solutions to the writing and copying of CD, DVD and Blu-ray media, professional audio and video recording up to mission-critical, network-wide storage solutions.