SGI® COPAN™ 400M Native MAID
Ease of Integration with Disk-based Persistent Data-Aware Applications
Today, the vast majority of information is created digitally and is overloading the ability of IT storage infrastructures to cost effectively keep pace with the overwhelming quantity of digital information.
Effectively managing the growth and costs surrounding the massive volumes of data is essential to IT success. Finding ways to reduce costs, simplify management and ease integration are the hallmarks of IT data management strategies.
COPAN 400M provides the keys to solving the Persistent Data challenges—effectively managing the growth, costs and complexities for growing volumes of long-term fixed or static data. By providing easy integration with existing data protection, data archiving, storage tiering, and other data-aware applications. COPAN 400M eases management, reduces costs, and integrates with your existing applications. It provides all of the benefits of Enterprise MAID: unmatched density, scalability, and energy efficiency.
- Cost Effective and Easy to Manage Archive for Persistent Data Files
With COPAN 400M, your company can leverage the full value of your persistent data. It presents a standard disk interface for persistent data-aware applications and is based on SGI's COPAN Enterprise MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) platform. COPAN 400M offers the reliability and responsiveness of disk at the scale and affordability of tape, all with the ease of managing up to 2.7PB of raw data in a compact storage footprint. COPAN 400M presents a standard disk interface for persistent data-aware applications. This includes D2D data protection applications from IBM TSM and Commvault, and tiering software such as SGI's DMF.
- Superior Performance and Faster, More Reliable Access to Persistent Data
With throughput up to 23TB an hour, data can be migrated or backed up faster and more reliably than with automated tape libraries. Data can then be migrated to tape for deep archive.
- Breakthrough Scale and Economics
COPAN Enterprise MAID platform offers industry leading capacity that provides unparalleled capacities up to 2,688 raw TBs within a single chassis at costs significantly lower than transactional storage. This "data center in a frame" can meet the archive and data protection requirements of the largest enterprises.
- Power and Footprint Savings
Patented Enterprise MAID saves up to 85% on power and cooling and offers up to 2.7PB of raw capacity in a 10 sq. feet (.93 sq. meters) footprint.
- Multiple Personality Flexibility
COPAN 400M can co-exist with Virtual Tape Libraries in the same chassis. This flexibility enables customers to deploy multiple solutions within a single cabinet, saving footprint while meeting business objectives.
COPAN 400M uses the same Enterprise MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) platform and MAID enhancing technologies, including COPAN 400T/TX Virtual Tape Library (VTL) products. However, COPAN 400M does not require a separate processing layer to host the disk personality. Instead, its third tier is replaced by the disk-based application that can directly access the storage shelves.