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Seamlessly Extend Your Isilon to Include Other Storage and Cloud

StrongLink seamlessly connects your Isilon to any storage type including tape and cloud so you can effortlessly access, manage, move, protect and gain insights into your data across a global namespace.

  • Seamlessly extend your Isilon to other file systems, multi-cloud, object storage, and tape.
  • Automate data migration, protection, backup, and archive.
  • Reduce storage costs by automatically tiering data from Isilon to other storage types.

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“Because StrongLink licensing is not capacity-based, you can really let it scale with you as your main storage grows.”

Matt Wilson

Executive director, IT

Why choose StrongLink as a powerful complement to your Isilon?

Built for heterogeneous environments

Manage your data across otherwise incompatible storage platforms based on your needs, policies, and budget.

No vendor lock-in

StrongLink supports any storage type, including cloud and tape from any vendor.

No more silos

Access your data directly on any available storage type, including flash, disk, cloud, and tape in a multi-protocol global namespace.

Autonomous

Data classification, data movement, actionable insights, tiering optimization – StrongLink makes it all happen automatically in the background with little or no disruption to users.

No symlinks, stubs, or agents

StrongLink is the only solution that can operate both in and/or out of the data path while providing users control over all their data without relying on proprietary hooks and changes to file systems or storage.

Data-centric, storage aware

StrongLink gives you insights into your data. By knowing exactly what you have, you can take intelligent policy-based actions on where and when it should be stored across any storage type.

How StrongLink works.

Aggregate

StrongLink automatically aggregates multiple sources of metadata about your files, giving you the information needed to globally manage your data across any storage type.

Automate

StrongLink automatically moves data to any storage type based on your metadata-driven policies, providing global cross-platform control while also reducing the load on IT staff.

Access

Gain direct multi-protocol access to your data across any storage type via a policy-based global namespace.

Maximize

Maximize productivity with actionable data insights. Access your data and conduct analytics operations, data mining, application testing, and development.

Connect Isilon to any storage platform.

StrongLink lets get the most out of your Isilon investment, by seamlessly extending it to include any local, network, and cloud storage while providing users and applications a persistent view and direct access over your files via any protocol.

  • Access your files in their native form; no stubs, symlinks or file modifications.
  • Break down silos by including Isilon in a policy-based global namespace.
  • Powerful metadata aggregation provide you with crucial intelligence about how your data is used, to automatically drive data management policies.

Connect Isilon to any storage platform.

StrongLink lets get the most out of your Isilon investment, by seamlessly extending it to include any local, network, and cloud storage while providing users and applications a persistent view and direct access over your files via any protocol.

  • Access your files in their native form; no stubs, symlinks or file modifications.
  • Break down silos by including Isilon in a policy-based global namespace.
  • Powerful metadata aggregation provide you with crucial intelligence about how your data is used, to automatically drive data management policies.

Remove complexity from migrations.

Migrate your data automatically from Isilon to other storage types, including tape and public cloud, with little or no disruption to user access.

  • Simplify tech refreshes, migrations between Isilons, archiving, and replication.
  • Migrate data automatically based on your policies.
  • Data appears in the same directory and mount point even if it’s migrated to another storage type.

Remove complexity from migrations.

Migrate your data automatically from Isilon to other storage types, including tape and public cloud, with little or no disruption to user access.

  • Simplify tech refreshes, migrations between Isilons, archiving, and replication.
  • Migrate data automatically based on your policies.
  • Data appears in the same directory and mount point even if it’s migrated to another storage type.

Maximize utilization of your existing Isilon.

With StrongLink, your data is never stuck in expensive tiers. It’s distributed by policy to any storage platform so you can reclaim valuable capacity on any Isilon.

  • Automatically migrate/tier to less expensive storage.
  • Free capacity on your Isilon.
  • Eliminate or delay the need to buy new Isilon.

Maximize utilization of your existing Isilon.

With StrongLink, your data is never stuck in expensive tiers. It’s distributed by policy to any storage platform so you can reclaim valuable capacity on any Isilon.

  • Automatically migrate/tier to less expensive storage.
  • Free capacity on your Isilon.
  • Eliminate or delay the need to buy new Isilon.

Benefits of StrongLink for Isilon

Simplify data management

Files are automatically discovered, classified, tiered & archived based on your policy priorities and use cases.

Connect all files, objects & cloud

All your files are automatically placed on the correct storage type according to their data lifecycle, & immediately accessible to users via a global namespace regardless of location.

Integrates with tape and cloud

Easily integrate and optimize primary storage tiers with cloud and/or tape. Small file optimization available to increase throughput performance.

Single-pane-of-glass management

Gain complete control of files, data movement, policy enforcement, reporting, and auditing across all storage types, including cloud and tape.

No changes to user or application access

Maintain a persistent view of all files across all storage, enabling migration without disruption. Files are saved with the original path and file name.

Automate workflows with metadata

Harvests metadata from file systems, applications, and enables user-created custom metadata tags. StrongLink aggregated metadata drives its policy engines.

File copy management

Enforce file copy policies seamlessly to other storage types, including tape and cloud for air-gap and offsite replication.

Protect your data

StrongLink includes automatic file verification by policy, file versioning, multi-copy management across different storage types for redundancy, plus audit trails.

StrongLink gives you the power to make your own decisions.

Eliminate data silos between different storage types

Get global control of your data across any storage type, including cloud and tape, for maximum flexibility and user access.

Design the environment that meets your needs and budget.

StrongLink frees you from vendor lock-in, with multi protocol access to any storage type.

Pick the storage technology for your requirements.

Pick any vendor’s storage types that meets your needs including flash, disk, cloud, and tape.

Use the technology you already own.

You don’t need specialized data preservation or archiving software or proprietary hardware. Get more out of your existing storage resources.

StrongLink is not priced by capacity – it’s priced by performance.

Other systems use capacity-based licensing. This means that with other solutions, as your data volumes grow, so do your costs. We do not think this is fair.

  • Pay only for the amount of performance to match your workflows.
  • Get immediate ROI and predictable pricing over time for easy budgeting.
  • Cost does not increase over time, even when your data volumes inevitably grow.

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