The World's Easiest Scalable Archiver
ArcFiniti brings for the first time the best of SGI's powerful data management hardware and software tools together in a fully-integrated archive solution aimed specifically at providing a scalable, easily accessible solution to the problem of unparalleled growth of unstructured file-based data. The lack of an easily manageable long-term archive solution has caused growing difficulties in data centers of every industry, as expensive active storage is increasingly filled with inactive data. The resulting pressure on backup and DR, as well as the sheer cost of using active storage for inactive, yet still valuable data is the sweet spot that ArcFiniti is ideal for.
Active Archiving with Low Cost and Long-term Protection as Priorities
ArcFiniti provides high-performance network access with a disk-based archive solution that offers performance, accessibility and long-term data integrity advantages over tape. Leveraging patented SGI technology to significantly reduce power consumption and ensure data integrity, ArcFiniti can be ordered in 5 different factory-integrated configurations, ranging from 154 TB to 1.4 PB of usable storage in a single rack before compression. This results in significant infrastructure savings over conventional archive systems, while also enabling easy, immediate access to archived data to users.
ArcFiniti is designed not only to house archived data, but to protect it for very long term retention. Employing patented software to proactively monitor the health of the hardware and the integrity of the data, ArcFiniti ensures that archive data is still valid and accessible many years later. If ArcFiniti detects any problems due to mechanical problems, it proactively migrates data and verifies data integrity while alerting administrators to replace the faulty part. This dramatically reduces the need to take the system offline for costly RAID rebuilds due to disk errors.
Virtualized Tiers for Better Performance and Control
As a fully-integrated solution, ArcFiniti is designed to be easy to deploy and easy to use. Users can access ArcFiniti via high-performance network connections for high-volume throughput into its primary disk cache. This cache is virtualized to the archive tier and managed in the background by an automated archive policy engine. All files are always in an available online state to users, with ArcFiniti ensuring that archive content is protected for long-term retention in the most cost-effective storage tier.