ProStor InfiniVault – Storage AND Savings

ProStor InfiniVault – storage AND savings.

I blogged about the ProStor InfiniVault about one month ago.  As a reminder, the InfiniVault is a data preservation and protection system which allows you to optimize how you manage/handle your data.  It combines sophisticated software with industry endorsed removable hard drive technology.  You may ask: How does this technology move from our existing storage system to ProStor translate to the bottom line?  How can it save us money?  Here are some sound examples for cost reduction both tangible and intangible:

Economic Savings**

  • Lowest cost storage – tape costs up to 2x more, optical costs up to 4x more, and fixed disk costs up to 40x more
  • Infinite capacity – the RDX removable disks are virtualized behind the online disk allowing inactive data to be removed from the system while still appearing online to applications and users. This reduces operating cost and power consumption, while enabling incremental
    expansion of storage when it’s needed and at the best price in the market
  • Self-protecting – the system can automatically make 1 to 4 copies of data on RDX removable disks and/or replicate to another ProStor InfiniVault, automating disaster protection. The meta-data is maintained online for easy search and retrieval, even when the data is removed from the system and sent offsite
  • Multiple vaults – users can partition the online disk file area for multiple departments or projects rather than purchasing separate systems, thereby reducing capital expense
  • Backward/Forward compatible – unlike tape or optical storage solutions, you will never need to swap-out a drive to read the data from an RDX disk
  • Reduced backup costs by 50% – shorter backup windows, faster time to recovery, lower cost of protecting data, and fewer resources to manage backups are consumed
  • Lower power and cooling costs up to 75% – data on spinning disks is a major power user, and within a ProStor InfiniVault the RDX disks spin-down when not being accessed
  • Faster response to eDiscovery requests – saves time and money in responding and helps avoid potential penalties
  • Improved operational efficiencies – fewer IT resources (people and equipment) are needed because you don’t need to manage multiple tiers; no data to disk, tape or VTL anymore
  • Ease of use – because it is addressed as simple NAS storage, installation can be done in 30 minutes or less. Once online, the information management software implements your policies automatically
  • Set and forget GUI – once vaults are defined and retention policies are set, the ProStor InfiniVault does the rest
  • Data compression – data is compressed where possible 2:1 (on average) to reduce the amount of storage that needs to be purchased
  • File level data de-duplication – digital fingerprint is used to identify duplicate files and only store one instance, reducing the total amount of storage that needs to be purchased
  • Reclaim capacity on primary storage – less primary storage has to be purchased now and in the future**

As you can see, the economic reasons to migrate over to ProStor are numerous.  Contact our Sales Department for more information or a quote.

Ian Hundtofte

Inside Sales/ImageSource

**Source: ProStor Systems

ProStor InfiniVault – storage taken to the next level

ProStor InfiniVault– storage taken to the next level

InfiniVault is a data preservation and protection system which allows you to optimize how you manage/handle your data.  It combines sophisticated software with industry endorsed removable hard drive technology.  It is the leading data preservation storage system that retains data as long as required at the lowest possible power profile.  It provides a low cost and low power alternative to tape, disk or optical storage in a variety of IT solution areas such as online archiving, disaster recovery, management of data, regulatory compliance, and legal storage.  The InifiVault fits ideally within the industry ImageSource specializes and excels in – Enterprise Content Management.

The InfiniVault attaches to any storage network and includes three integrated components:  network disk, a data preservation operating system and removable RDX disks.  As a whole, the system combines all tiers of storage into one and then manages the preservation and retention of the data for the desired length of time and to any compliance or legal requirement.

The RDX Disks that ProStor incorporates into its system are pretty unique.  RDX Disks are removable and help make this storage system extremely scalable.  Need more storage?  Add more disks.  Other advantages of the RDX drives include infinite capacity (add more cartridges), they have a 30-year archive life (validated by Percept, Inc.), both the drives and media are backward and forward compatible, and the industry-standard RDX cartridges are available from multiple manufacturers.

In terms of choices for the InfiniVault, it is very simple.  There are only three products in the product line – the Model 3, the Model 30, and the Model 100 with online removable disk capacity ranging from 1.5 TB all the way up to 50 TB.  (This is based on 500GB native capacity RDX cartridges with 2:1 compression.)

The ProStor InfiniVault is a system that is easy to install and simple to use.  Installation can take as little as 30 minutes and is addressed as simple NAS storage coupled with a “set it and walk away” user interface.  The rest is handled automatically.

Stay tuned for more information on the ProStor InfiniVault.  If you can’t wait, contact Inside Sales at ImageSource – we would happy to assist you.

Ian Hundtofte

Inside Sales

ImageSource