SGI® LiveArc AE™
Intelligent Data Management Tools Built into SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway
SGI LiveArc AE is the "Appliance Edition" of SGI LiveArc, a powerful metadata management framework that SGI has deployed in some of the world's most demanding data management environments. LiveArc AE packages key LiveArc functions as modules in an embedded application layer in SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway, offering both users and admins direct control over the data with much richer capabilities than standard file system tools provide.
As files are moved to InfiniteStorage Gateway, LiveArc AE automatically indexes file metadata and content. This provides administrators with a global, searchable view of all data via a browser-based GUI.
For users, LiveArc AE provides the ability to locate archived data quickly using fast, free-text queries to find and preview files without needed to actually access the data. While conventional file system access is always available, with LiveArc AE users and IT administrators now have an intelligent tool that can manage files with their metadata, dramatically increasing response time, and minimizing unnecessary data movement.
LiveArc AE enables a modular approach to data management tools, with each function being available if it is needed. Rather than require you to buy features you don't need, with LiveArc AE you get only the modules that are important to you now. Incremental functions can be added at a later time when or if they are needed.