As a complete archiver, ArcFiniti is a fully realized solution that brings to the general IT market an easy-to-deploy package featuring SGI's powerful suite of hardware and software tools, which power some of the world's largest archives.
With ArcFiniti you have a revolutionary alternative to both costly disk-based solutions and economical but slower, less reliable tape solutions. ArcFiniti gives you the best of both worlds — the reliability, easy management, and quick data access of disk — all at a fraction of the cost of transactional storage. Plus you get all the advantages of unprecedented reliability, scalability, efficiency and low power and cooling.
Active Archiving: Protecting Data for the Ages
High Performance and Extremely Reliable Online Data Archiving.
Arcfiniti is a purpose-built platform for the storage persistent data. It dramatically shifts the economics of archiving, allowing you near instantaneous access to your data. With ArcFiniti, archiving digital assets no longer needs to be a tradeoff between cost and accessibility.
Archiving in Today's Business Climate
Archiving has emerged in recent years to become a business and information technology (IT) imperative. Where a simple backup to tape cartridge may have sufficed for making a copy of files in the past to satisfy regulatory retention, preservation and recovery requirements, today's organization faces far more complex needs.
While still viable as an offline option for long term storage, tape solutions no longer meet the demand for your company's need for a high performance and extremely reliable online data archive.
- Corporate SLAs and regulatory compliance:
With constantly changing requirements for offsite data protection and retention periods, customers have attempted to meet this challenge by attempting to store everything to tape. This strategy quickly becomes unmanageable and cost prohibitive. Customers that take this approach typically only look at tape from a raw $-per-GB acquisition cost perspective. When you build in the cost for maintenance, management and media refresh cycles you get a real perspective on what tape-based solutions are costing you.
- Tape management is time consuming and cost prohibitive:
Tape media management duties include cartridge tracking, labeling, storage, and movement. These labor-intensive operations are not only cost prohibitive, but put your business at risk as well. Have you ever Googled "lost tapes?"
Cost-effective Data Archiving
- Incredibly scalable:
ArcFiniti provides the industry's highest capacity dedicated archiver in a single cabinet at over 1.4PB of usable storage. With easy access via high-performance file interfaces, ArcFiniti enables consolidation of inactive data from expensive Tier 1 storage.
- Persistent data drives the need for active online archives:
Persistent data (data infrequently accessed) now represents over 80% of the data that is stored and managed in enterprise data centers (growing at over 100% CAGR according to The InfoPro). ArcFiniti includes a high-performance Primary Tier for high-throughput disk I/O, virtualized with a Power Managed Archive Tier featuring power saving and pro-active hardware and data monitoring.