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Extend Your On-Premises Data Storage Seamlessly to the Cloud

StrongLink is an autonomous data management solution that lets you effortlessly access, manage, move, protect and gain insights into your data across any storage type, including public cloud storage.

  • Unify off-prem cloud with on-prem flash, disk, and/or tape in a directly accessible global namespace
  • Automate policy-based data movement between any storage type.
  • Reduce storage costs by over 70% by offloading expensive primary storage to the cloud or any lower-cost storage type.

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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?

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.

Break down cloud silos.

Search, visualize, and analyze your data across any storage resource, location, vendor platform, or file system – including cloud and tape.

  • Access your files directly with no symlinks, stubs, or agents.
  • Meet SLA & QoS with any-to-any data placement by policy.
  • Complete control of files, data movement, policy enforcement, reporting, and auditing across all storage types.

Break down cloud silos.

Search, visualize, and analyze your data across any storage resource, location, vendor platform, or file system – including cloud and tape.

  • Access your files directly with no symlinks, stubs, or agents.
  • Meet SLA & QoS with any-to-any data placement by policy.
  • Complete control of files, data movement, policy enforcement, reporting, and auditing across all storage types.

Automate data movement across any storage.

StrongLink automates data migration, tiering, protection, backup, and archive between any on-prem storage type and cloud storage based on your policies.

  • Eliminate manual interventions from IT.
  • Data is always accessible to users via multiple access protocols.
  • StrongLink makes it all happen automatically in the background with no disruption to users.

Automate data movement across any storage.

StrongLink automates data migration, tiering, protection, backup, and archive between any on-prem storage type and cloud storage based on your policies.

  • Eliminate manual interventions from IT.
  • Data is always accessible to users via multiple access protocols.
  • StrongLink makes it all happen automatically in the background with no disruption to users.

Reduce costs and remove complexity.

Reduce costs by automatically archiving cool/cold data from your expensive primary storage to lower-cost storage – including cloud and tape.

  • Reduce storage costs by 70%.
  • Policy-driven automation reduces the burden on IT.
  • Eliminate or delay the need to buy new primary storage infrastructure.

Reduce costs and remove complexity.

Reduce costs by automatically archiving cool/cold data from your expensive primary storage to lower-cost storage – including cloud and tape.

  • Reduce storage costs by 70%.
  • Policy-driven automation reduces the burden on IT.
  • Eliminate or delay the need to buy new primary storage infrastructure.

Protect your data for the long term.

Your data is preserved, protected, and will be there when you need it most. Everything is auditable so you can ensure compliance with legal and regulatory mandates on information governance.

  • Ensure visibility and data provenance with audit trails and auto verification.
  • Gain data insights and granular visualization into your data.
  • Meet curation, heritage, and governance requirements.

Protect your data for the long term.

Your data is preserved, protected, and will be there when you need it most. Everything is auditable so you can ensure compliance with legal and regulatory mandates on information governance.

  • Ensure visibility and data provenance with audit trails and auto verification.
  • Gain data insights and granular visualization into your data.
  • Meet curation, heritage, and governance requirements.

Additional benefits of StrongLink

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.

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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