In a new collaboration, Fujifilm and Tiger Technology are providing a long-term, secure and scalable storage management solution for the movement of data from a primary storage tier to tape storage.
Integrating Fujifilm’s Object Archive software with Tiger Technology’s Tiger Bridge software offers active archiving to tape while preserving the entire chain of custody. The resulting environment, said the companies, provides a complete archiving solution to simplify the management and archive of unstructured data, and its movement into low-cost, long-term storage.
The Tiger Bridge solution monitors and manages selected areas of the local file system, then identifies data based on metadata attributes to move it to the Fujifilm Object Archive platform. Ageing content can be actively archived, meaning that aged files no longer reside on local disk space, yet remain fully visible and accessible to users and applications.
Once this content is archived, Fujifilm Object Archive software provides a secure, long-term archival copy on tape, with a physical air-gap, while permitting continued access to the data. This provides immutable data copies that can help prevent a ransomware or cryptolocker attack on a network.
Lance Kelson, Executive Vice-President at Tiger Technology, said, “Successful long-term archiving is achieved when you have confidence in immediately accessing your data, even when today’s technology fails you.
“Using an open tape format is the essential first step, but one must still be wary of archiving software that encapsulates your content in a proprietary wrapper.
“The Tiger Bridge solution stores files in their native format when moving data to Fujifilm Object Archive software, thereby preserving the chain of custody and avoiding vendor lock.”