Don’t miss out on an excellent conversation of our CEO Floyd Christofferson with GreyBeards Ray Lucchesi and Keith Townsend on big data archiving.
In this conversation, they discussed how for large environments, especially HPC, there is no one size fits all storage solution; therefore, the challenge is moving the data without creating silos. StrongLink, a product of StrongBox data, addresses this issue. Stronglink leverages the power of the metadata and is a vendor-neutral software platform that can help customers manage large volumes of data across any storage type.
StrongLink enables them to move the data off of expensive storage to cloud, tape, or an object store without interrupting user access. So it’s virtualization to create a global namespace across otherwise incompatible storage. And this is a software solution that enables our customers to manage that data across any vendor storage.
Floyd also mentioned that StrongLink doesn’t add any stubs or any proprietary symlinks. Instead, it provides a management layer that interacts with the file in a non-proprietary way. Therefore creating a global namespace, so users in their applications are mapped to the data and not to the device.
Benefits of Active Archive with StrongLink:
- It helps reduce CAPEX by 70%
- Policy-driven automation can reduce IT costs by up to 50%
- Direct file access with no agents, stubs, or symlinks
Here’s the link to Greybeards podcast, so click to play