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Fujifilm’s deep tier archive storage comes with iRODS data management

Fujifilm and the iRODS Consortium have jointly created an archive solution built upon Fujifilm Object Archive software. The joint solution leverages the benefits of a tape storage tier to provide an automated archiving workflow for organisations that require storing large amounts of data.

With this solution, Fujifilm Object Archive becomes a deep tier archive storage target while iRODS provides a data management platform for users who produce massive amounts of research and analytics data. The iRODS Consortium is a membership-based organisation that guides development and support of iRODS as free open-source software for data discovery, workflow automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualisation.

Fujifilm Object Archive software has been tested with the iRODS S3 plugin and now fully supports the Amazon S3 abstraction that iRODS provides. In addition to regular S3 compatibility, Fujifilm and the iRODS Consortium worked together to add functionality to the iRODS S3 Resource Plugin.

This new functionality will be available as part of the upcoming iRODS 4.2.11 release.

Tom Nakatani, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Fujifilm Recording Media USA, said “The new interoperability between Object Archive and iRODS will greatly benefit organisations that use both products and potentially create new use cases as well.

“We are pleased to successfully implement this joint solution to better support our collaborators and users.”

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