Work With QStar for Hybrid Architecture Archive Storage


Public cloud storage offers several benefits to enterprises, including lower costs, greater scalability, and almost unlimited storage space. But it’s not the best option for all businesses.

 Some organizations follow strict data retention and security requirements that cannot be met by a single public cloud solution. These enterprises are embracing hybrid cloud architecture for data storage to leverage the security and control of a private cloud or other on-premises solution while benefiting from the agility of the public cloud.

What is Hybrid Data Storage?

Hybrid cloud architecture combines two or more archive stores – combing public clouds, private cloud, or on-premises infrastructure using proprietary software, a physical device or virtual machines to store and share data among the resources.

With a hybrid cloud solution, businesses have more data deployment options and greater flexibility to migrate data and workloads between different public and private clouds in response to changing costs, demands, or computing needs.

The hybrid cloud storage model uses external and internal cloud infrastructure, applications, and storage systems to form an integrated archive storage architecture. Users can access the services through standard file systems (SMB / NFS) or cloud applications / web services.

A hybrid data storage system synchronizes data across all storage resources and allows users and applications seamless access to data, whether it’s hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Using hybrid cloud storage architecture, organizations can supplement local storage with cloud storage to keep archive data on-site while storing infrequently used data in the cloud. It also allows you to optimize backups and archives across multiple storage sites for disaster recovery and faster RTO and RPO.

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QStar’s Archive Replicator

A data storage and archiving solution built on hybrid architecture is fast, secure, and highly flexible. Organizations can use storage offerings from multiple vendors, avoiding vendor lock-in and easily integrate with new technologies as they become available.

 QStar Archive Replicator software allows end-users and resellers to build hybrid data storage or multi-cloud archives to create flexible and affordable data retrieval solutions.

Using the Archive Replicator, organizations can create hybrid archives by combining multiple storage technologies, including public or private cloud (object storage), tape, optical, NAS RAID, or removable hard disk.

 QStar’s Archive Replicator can connect up to four different archive technologies using a shared drive, mount point and/or S3 Cloud interface to support seamless file search and retrieval. A hierarchy of reads is imposed – so only one store is activated for read purposes based on the organizations preferred options (cost, speed etc). As with all QStar software, Archive Replicator supports all major operating systems, including Windows and Linux. It also supports replication to multiple sites (as well as remote Clouds) for enhanced Disaster Protection and Data Recovery.

Why Choose QStar

QStar is a global leader in enterprise-class archive and data management software and solutions. We design hybrid archive data storage solutions for enterprises using the cloud and possibly with LTO and LTFS technology.

LTO, a super-cheap magnetic tape, allows enterprises to store and back up large volumes of data, quickly and securely. LTFS is an industry standard tape format allowing read access through multiple storage applications that support LTFS. These three technologies combine to create a super-secure, long-term archive solution that is easily accessible.

Choose QStar Archive Replicator software to eliminate backup overhead and deliver optimal data availability for your archive data. Contact us to find out more.