QStar and Hammerspace for a Global File System including Tape
Many organizations have valuable data assets that need to be retained for decades. This data creates additional cost to the organization due to the cost of the storage they reside on AND the management cost of protecting that data potentially forever. Cloud storage is one option, but can they be expensive and unpredictable. Tape offers the lowest long-term cost of storage and management.
By using QStar software products, Archive Manager or Global ArchiveSpace, data managed by Hammerspace can be easily relocated to lowest cost tape storage, predominantly using S3 protocols (SMB and NFS are also available).
Policies created in Hammerspace allow for data that is infrequently or never accessed to be seamlessly moved from expensive primary or cloud storage to an QStar tape environment for long-term preservation. A tape archive does not need third-party backup to protect data, as tape media can be copied, mirrored or replicated to secondary or tertiary media, which in turn can be removed from the library (offlined) creating an air-gapped, ultimate disaster recovery copy.