THE AGE OF DATA-CENTRIC ARCHIVE

StorSafe™ – Long-term, Persistent, Containerized Archival Storage to meet the expanding data preservation mandates, retention periods, and verified reinstatement needs
StorSafe

StorSafe™ is an innovative long-term archive software solution, providing seamless integration with legacy backup and archive software and processes while adding innovative multi-cloud archive data storage orchestration capabilities to dramatically reduce storage costs, improve security, simplify compliance, and streamline archive data portability. Archive data is critical for the modern enterprise, not only in terms of risk and compliance management but also in terms of active use of archive data for strategic advantage.

AT A GLANCE

FalconStor StorSafe™ breaks traditional data storage limitations and enables enterprises to store archive data across data centers, public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud data storage environments.

Like our proven Virtual Tape Library (VTL) solution, StorSafeTM provides sophisticated physical tape emulation and seamless integration with an enterprise’s legacy backup and archive software and processes. In addition, StorSafeTM includes our advanced data deduplication technology. However, StorSafe takes long-term archive storage optimization to an entirely new and innovative level. By leveraging industry-standard container technology to enable persistent long-term archive storage, our patent-pending StorSafeTM solution dramatically improves archive data portability, accessibility, security, and integrity validation, especially as it relates to multi-cloud data storage leverage. As a result, a full spectrum of archive data storage options is made available to our enterprise customers to efficiently utilize essentially any storage environment, while confidently ensuring data security and efficient archive access.

We have designed StorSafeTM to significantly reduce long-term archive data storage and legal or regulatory mandated compliance costs and redefine long-term archive storage optimization and accessibility for the next decade. StorSafeTM design features include:

  • Persistent Virtual Storage Container (VSC)
  • Seamless integration with legacy backup solutions and processes
  • Advanced data deduplication which reduces archive data capacity by up to 95%
  • Erasure Coding for additional archive capacity reduction in standard 3-2-1 backup models
  • Redundant Array of Independent Clouds (RAICs) for robust redundancy, accelerated rebuilds, and enhanced disaster avoidance
  • Variable payload containers to optimize data by type and tier
  • Execution capabilities for advanced container features
  • Advanced encryption
  • Heterogeneous portability for seamless transfer of a container to storage systems or any S3 enabled cloud
  • Extended archival retention and future-proofed for compatibility

Long-term Archival Storage is seeing double-digit growth due to the explosion in information assets that are subject to new data retention mandates. From existing compliance, regulatory, and governance requirements to legal electronic discovery preservation to GDPR, all businesses are impacted by the exponential data archive growth. With retention periods stretching to 100 years in some cases, long-term archival costs are a significant issue for enterprises around the globe.

StorSafe™ leverages industry-standard software container technology and uses virtualization at the application layer versus the systems layer, allowing it to disaggregate data storage from the system-level components. The solution delivers a persistent, long-term data preservation container that is agnostic, heterogeneous, and highly portable, as well as backward compatible and compatible with future technology advancements. Leveraging the power of container technologies has also allowed the development of robust active and passive features and functionality that are necessary to meet the integrity, validation, and journal-based auditing requirements needed during extended retention periods in data centers and cloud environments.

Storsafe Persistent Vitual Storage Containers (VSC)

LONG-TERM ARCHIVE STORAGE CAPACITY REDUCTION DRIVES THE LOWEST COST

Delivering the best-in-class deduplication, compression, and new erasure coding-based container sharding reduces physical and virtual storage capacity, as well as significantly reduces cost for long-term mandated archives.

MULTI-CLOUD ARCHIVE STORAGE

StorSafe™ has the ability to use any cloud-based storage with best-in-class user-based security seamlessly. Leveraging the RAIC capability increases data accessibility, survivability, and redundancy to over ten (10) nines.

AUTOMATIC ARCHIVE INTEGRITY VALIDATION & JOURNALING IN THE CLOUD

Container data health inquiry, integrity check, and journaled validation log increase container survivability identifies cyber threat activity and provides a detailed data integrity journal to be used in compliance, regulatory, eDiscovery, intellectual property, GDPR, or other mission-critical data audits, reviews, or chain of custody inquiries.

DATA EGRESS FEE OPTIMIZATION

With the high cost of compliance audits, regulatory reviews, eDiscovery subpoenas, you should not be troubled in a troubled time with high egress fees that hold your data hostage and increase your audit, review, or subpoena costs even more. With erasure coding and a multi-cloud strategy, you can choose the four lowest cost vendors to minimize data egress fees and reinstate your data cost-efficiently.

LONG-TERM ARCHIVE STORAGE CAPACITY REDUCTION DRIVES THE LOWEST COST

Delivering the best-in-class deduplication, compression, and new erasure coding-based container sharding reduces physical and virtual storage capacity, as well as significantly reduces cost for long-term mandated archives.

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