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.
Data Protection: Backup and Recovery
Cost Effectively Meet Data Protection Needs While Meeting or Exceeding Recovery Objectives.
SGI COPAN data protection solutions break the mold of traditional storage options - that of costly disk-based solutions or economical but 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 the a faction of the cost of transactional storage. Plus you get all the advantages of Enterprise MAID - unprecedented scalability, reliability, efficiency.
Backup and Recovery in Today's Business Climate
Business continuity has become a priority one corporate business imperative. It has also become your biggest challenge, given the fact that data in the average Fortune 1000 enterprise is doubling every year.
Successful business continuity requires that corporate data is reliably backed up and available to your organization (24 x 7 x 365). In addition, both government regulations and corporate policies are driving recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) closer and closer to zero.
Together, these conditions require that data administrators build a backup and restore process that is very fast and highly reliable.
Backup and Recovery Challenges
- Expensive to operate and manage backup storage
With the introduction of higher capacity, lower cost disk technologies, disk-to-disk backup has become a business imperative for data rich enterprises. However, backup storage requires roughly 5 to 10 times the amount of primary storage that you are protecting. As a result, most disk solutions are still too expensive for extended retention as a front-end to an existing tape infrastructure.
Snapshot-based backups work to a certain extent, but the downside is it consumes expensive transactional storage, when it is rarely accessed, therefore retention for the long-term doesn’t cost justify.
- Recoveries from unreliable storage
To address massive data growth, many companies implement only tape to meet perisitent data requirements. Tape based backup has always suffered from reliability, integrity, security and management issues. By taking advantage of COPAN VTL for faster and more backups and restores, tape can still be an economical approach to meet the needs of long term, deep archive.
Cost-effective Data Protection
- Protect more data, more cost-effectively
At a cost-per-gigabyte that is much less than transactional storage, COPAN enables efficient disk-based data protection that is cost-effective to use for all enterprise data.
- Remote replication
COPAN remote replication software enables the COPAN VTL product family to replicate data to across locations efficiently and easily. And COPAN industry-leading capacity will provide your company with the ability to consolidate all your data assets to a primary and secondary central location cost-effectively, with the performance characteristics of an end-to-end disk-based solution.
Through a combination of COPAN massive density and and Power Managed RAID technology, you can now easily rely on COPAN as both the primary backup and restore target, alleviating your reliance on less reliable tape solutions.
- Highly cost-effective so you can protect more data
- Accommodates DR data growth - easily scalable to multiple PBs
- Minimizes disaster recovery asset requirements
- Save up to 85% on power and cooling
- Save up to 75% in data center floor space
- Minimized network requirements
- Improved Security