Any collection of digital assets that is stored and preserved for future use or reference, often stored on different media than active data (for example, on higher-capacity disk, removable media like tape, or object storage). Archives that store data that will be rarely if ever used (old copies of backup sets, for example) are often called “deep” or “cold” archives and usually need IT action to access files. Archives that hold files designed to be accessed regularly to create new content or to be re-monetized (finished rich media files are an example) are often called “active” or "nearline" archives and may allow users to access files directly.
When traditional RAID can't meet demands for petabyte-scale capacity with both high reliability and fast access, the answer is object storage.
Affordable LTO automated storage library that fits in 2U of rack space—features web-based interface for remote operation, diagnostics, and maintenance.
Disk archives that combine object storage with industry-leading erasure code to deliver maximum availability.
Industry-leading family of LTO libraries designed for everything from the remote office to the corporate data center.
Massively scalable storage for long-term data preservation with best-in-class management, monitoring, and data security.
Rack-mount library with up to 6.1PB capacity and enterprise-class features, including capacity-on-demand scalability and data integrity checking.
Scalable, enterprise-class tape library for backup, archive, and retention. Options include full redundancy, data integrity checking, and proactive service alerts.
Make encrypted security a core component of backup and archive without sacrificing performance or budgets.
Whether your needs are driven by compliance or long-term data access, learn about strategies for keeping data safe and available for months or decades.