Tiered Archiving Data Solutions

INTELLIGENT. AGILE. EFFICIENT.

Archiving is more than just a data retention tool, it’s fundamentally a business operation strategy. Archiving maximizes efficiency by moving less active data off expensive primary HDD storage and onto more cost-effective nearline and offline tiers that combine long-term preservation of data with easy, fast access to data when needed. The result is higher primary storage performance, greater scalability and lower overall storage costs.

Today’s companies face a wide variety of laws and regulations relating to the retention, deletion, authenticity, accessibility, and confidentiality of data; an effective archive solution must include the ability to set storage policies that satisfy these regulatory/legal requirements. Furthermore, an archive solution should be indexed and have search capabilities, enabling the files (and any portions of those files) they contain to be easily located and retrieved.

Archive Appliances

Imation purpose-built archive appliances optimize storage by automating archive policies to move, index and retain data on the most appropriate storage tier. This enables companies to boost their primary storage performance while reducing risk and costs, easing data discovery and simplifying secured, policy-driven data retention and access.

RDX® A8 Storage Library with QStar® Archive Manager Software

LTO® Tape Library with QStar Archive Manager Software

 

RDX® A8 Storage Library with QStar® Archive Manager Software
Imation has now dramatically reduced the cost of enterprise-class archiving by including highly-acclaimed QStar® Archive Manager software with its Imation RDX A8 Hard Disk Storage Library. QStar Archive Manager software virtualizes the Imation RDX A8 storage library behind a disk file system, enabling users to see file shares and easily search, find and retrieve data directly from the archive.

Combining fast access times, high data transfer rates, massive scalability and ruggedized removable media, this affordable new Imation RDX A8 storage library & QStar Archive Manager software package brings powerful, flexible archive storage within the reach of virtually any SMB.

 

LTO® Tape Library with QStar® Archive Manager Software
Imation has reduced the cost of enterprise-class archiving with the new Imation LTO Tape Library & QStar Archive Manager software bundle. Powerful QStar Archive Manager software presents one or many Imation LTO Tape Libraries as a network share via CIFS and NFS protocols, enabling users to easily search, find and retrieve ALL archived files, online or offline. Using LTFS, the new industry standard file system for tape, and combining high data transfer rates, massive scalability and rugged removable media, this affordable new Imation LTO® Tape Library & QStar Archive Manager software bundle brings powerful, flexible archive storage to SMBs.

 

What is Active Archive?
Active Archive is a combined solution of open system applications, disk and tape hardware that allows you to effortlessly store, manage and access all of your data. Developing policies to meet your organizations storage requirements enables automatic migration of data onto more cost effective storage. 

What is Active Archive Alliance?
A collaborative industry alliance formed to educate end user organizations on the evolving new technologies that enable reliable, online and efficient access to their archived data. Imation is a contributing member of The Active Archive Alliance.