Founded in 1987, QStar Technologies is a leading global provider of enterprise-class archival and data management software solutions. Thousands of customers representing all industries trust QStar to reliably protect and manage valuable archived data, while maintaining secure accessibility for years or decades. 


Representing a wide range of industries, all of these organizations have selected QStar to help them improve their business by leveraging valuable digital assets through a structured archive solution.


Healthcare & Life Sciences
Financial Services
Broadcast & Publishing
Cultural Institutions
Law Enforcement
Local Authorities
Central Government

Typical Applications

Patient images and research studies
Invoice and accounting records
Financial transactions
Engineering, Design and Research data
Quality control and audit records
Digital photographs
Audio and video files
Surveillance and evidence records
Emails and attachments
Public records
Cultural and artistic archives
Employee, customer and student records

What makes QStar different is our long term technology and support philosophy – something we feel is essential when preserving data for the future. QStar’s flexible Archive Archive software is designed to optimize storage resources for the needs of a digital archive. Every aspect of a QStar solution has been calculated to help companies maintain cost effective data retention and access for years or decades using a proven strategy that delivers data security and record authenticity.

At QStar, we understand that solving complex storage problems requires more than technology alone. Successful solutions demand a management strategy that complements and leverages technology. Here too, QStar is leading the industry with a vision for the 3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice. This independent framework provides a strong and practical foundation to build a resilient archive strategy in combination with a QStar software solutions.

QStar’s archive philosophy is reflected in the architecture of our enterprise storage platform. Designed to be operating system and storage hardware independent, QStar customers are not locked into vendor specific server and storage hardware, and they have the choice of using optimized proprietary file system (QStar’s TDO) or industry standard files systems, such as LTFS for tape, or UDF for optical.  The modular platform supports incremental capacity expansion from terabytes to petabytes, and offers advanced features such as replication and real-time mirroring. This unique approach gives QStar customers a long-term data archive strategy with the agility they need to evolve in changing market and financial conditions.

3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice

QStar supports the use of the 3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice endorsed by leading storage analysts, which advocates that 3 copies of all business critical data be retained on 2 different types of storage media, and at least 1 copy should be stored at a secondary remote site for disaster recovery. For more information about 3-2-1:


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