Changing the Economics of Storage for Long-term Persistent Data
SGI® COPAN™ persistent data storage solutions shatter the previous barriers of traditional storage options providing a revolutionary alternative to both costly disk-based solutions and economical but slower, less reliable tape solutions.
With COPAN MAID you can have 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 Enterprise MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) - unprecedented reliability, scalability, efficiency and low power and cooling consumption.
Active Archiving: Protecting Data for the Ages
High Performance and Extremely Reliable Online Data Archiving.
SGI COPAN archiving solutions provide a purpose-built platform for the storage persistent data. These solutions deliver a paradigm shift in storage economics, allowing you near instantaneous access to your data. With COPAN, archiving digital assets no longer needs to be a tradeoff between cost and accessibility. In addition, you get all the advantages of Enterprise MAID - unprecedented scalability, reliability, efficiency.
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 SLA's 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
COPAN provides the industry's highest capacity in a single cabinet at 2.7 PB of raw capacity. COPAN products coupled with leading 3rd party archiving software enables customers the ability to place digital assets on the storage tier that matches its value. Reclamation of expensive Tier 1 storage by properly archiving digital assets significantly slows the growth of the Tier 1 storage infrastructure, freeing transaction IT assets and budgets for other projects.
- 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). The 400M can also be integrated with tiered virtualization solution to extend the advantages of MAID technology deeper into the workflow. This further unlocks the power of MAID technology by providing the flexibility to enable such activities as database tiering, asynchronous replication, file system migration, and disk-to-disk backups.
COPAN archive solution gives customers the flexibility of using 3rd party products. Whether for archive, data protection, or disaster recovery, COPAN Enterprise MAID Solution enables ease of management through proprietary and familiar 3rd party applications atop a single persistent data repository.
- Consolidated storage
- Simplified data management
- Replication for disaster recovery (with COPAN VTL)
- Slowed tier 1 data growth via data archiving
- Save up to 85% on power and cooling
- Save up to 75% in data center floor space