Nearly all companies are experiencing an explosion in the demand for storage, driven particularly by space hungry applications like CAD, multimedia, computer graphics, document imaging, email and, last but not least, user-controlled directories. Meeting the demand for increased storage is only one aspect of this problem. Managing the data intelligently, growing the storage infrastructure cost-effectively and providing users with immediate access to all of their files are the real challenges.
CaminoSoft’s Managed Server HSM™, Library Edition provides a simple, cost-effective solution for handling the complexities of data storage management. The Library Edition offers all of the features of our standard Managed Server HSM including support for multiple, off-the-shelf storage devices, NAS appliances, general purpose servers, etc. In addition, the Library Edition provides support for tape, DVD-RAM and, optionally, Magneto Optical (M-O) libraries from the major vendors like Hewlett Packard, StorageTek, ADIC, and Overland Data, just to name a few. The combined storage options made available by the Library Edition provide a storage hierarchy capable of virtually infinite storage growth and increased data availability – with a minimal amount of effort and expense. As storage requirements increase, additional storage devices and/or library media can be simply added to the pool.
Like our standard Managed Server HSM solution, Library Edition enables the administrator to configure policies and usage of the “virtual” Central Storage Pool and archive files that are infrequently accessed to the pool. Using additional policies, Library Edition extends this functionality by providing the ability to archive files further along a storage hierarchy to popular tape libraries, DVD-RAM jukeboxes and, optionally, M-O jukeboxes. The policy-driven engine provides for “lights-out” operation, reduces the time and space to make backups of the files that are actually changing day-to-day, while providing complete, transparent access by users to all of their data.
In addition to leveraging existing storage resources by archiving seldom accessed files, Library Edition enables administrators to increase their storage capacity by utilizing libraries, autoloaders and jukeboxes supporting a variety of removable media (tape, DVD-RAM, M-O, etc.) from a variety of vendors – further lowering the total cost of ownership of mission-critical data.
Server HSM Library Edition Key Features
CaminoSoft Storage Analyzer Tool
Download CaminoSoft’s FREE Storage Analyzer Tool! When installed on a Windows workstation, this software product will analyze file usage on specified, supported source volumes. The Storage Analyzer documents file access frequency and provides a graphical tool for showing current storage use, predicting future storage consumption, and optimizing storage resource allocation.