Solution: Protect important data permanently
Archive information in an audit-proof manner and increase availability.
Optimize the use of hardware and software components and free up storage space.
Storage solutions and interfaces help reduce costs and comply with regulations.
Storage Appliance – Making the Right Choice
In business, it is standard practice to document all business transactions to guarantee full audit compliance for years to come. To best meet your requirements, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS, as a software and solution provider, has been working for many years with a select group of technology partners who offer storage solutions suitable for the audit-proof, long-term archiving of data and documents in your product catalogues.
Cloudian, Inc. is an American provider of file and object storage solutions. Founded in 2011, the company specializes in S3 API storage systems.
Cloudian HyperStore object storage technology promises greater interoperability and data retention. Its special features include a hybrid cloud environment, which allows data volumes to be stored in both an on-premises infrastructure and a cloud environment. Support for all Amazon S3 API applications is also worth mentioning.
Dell’s Elastic Cloud Service (ECS), successor to Dell EMC Centera, is an object storage platform that can be used as an appliance for on-premise deployment or in the software-based version for pure cloud operations. The platform’s tremendous storage scalability enables it to easily meet all of an organization’s capacity requirements.
Based on the Intel E5-2600 processor family, Dell EMC Unity mid-range storage systems (successor to Dell EMC Celerra) provide fast data access and flexible cloud deployment options. The product line includes hybrid, all flash models, a virtual storage appliance (VSA) and a cloud edition.
Fast LTA AG was founded in 2007 and is based in Munich. With Silent Bricks and Silent Cubes, the company offers configurable secondary and long-term storage systems for data archiving.
enaio® storage-for-fast-silent-bricks and enaio® storage-for-fast-silent-cubes are certified interfaces to storage systems of FAST LTA AG. Silent Cube uses a specially developed WORM archiving method with proven NAS functionality. Configuration and management of the solution is done via an integrated web interface.
GRAU DATA FileLock is a WORM software with which corporate documents can be archived in a GoBD-compliant manner. New data is stored regularly and automatically. FileLock can be used on standard Windows servers as well as on virtual machines, can be integrated directly into the existing software environment and does not require any adaptation of the IT infrastructure.
The compatibility of the enaio® interface with GRAU DATA ArchiveManager, enaio® storage-for-gray, is certified and thus guarantees a smooth cooperation of both applications. This allows large amounts of data to be managed.
iTernity Compliant Archive Software (iCAS) is a scalable document management and archiving solution from iTernity GmbH in Freiburg, Germany. iCAS ensures the integrity and availability of critical data and manages retention periods at storage level.
The certified interface enaio® storage-for-icas guarantees the seamless cooperation of iTernity’s virtualized storage solutions with enaio®. The secure, unalterable long-term archiving of large amounts of electronic documents and data from enaio® into iCAS systems is thus guaranteed. Several iCAS systems can be accessed simultaneously via the interface, and unlike other ECM products, there is no volume-based licensing. The proven functions of the archive platform enaio®, such as cache management, time-controlled and administrative archiving, de-archiving functions for migration scenarios and others are of course also available in connection with iTernity.
Since September 2017, Hitachi Data Systems and the other divisions Pentaho and Hitachi Insight Group have been part of the new Hitachi Vantara umbrella brand. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. Its key business areas include data collection, integration and processing for companies in over 170 countries.
enaio® storage-for-hcp is a certified interface to the Hitachi Content Archive Platform (HCP). The Content Archive Platform is connected to enaio® without any problems via a network drive provided by the appliance. Thus, a seamless cooperation between the archive system enaio® by OPTIMAL SYSTEMS and the Hitachi storage appliance can be guaranteed.
Founded in 1992 in Sunnyvale, California, NetApp is one of the top-selling technology companies in the U.S. with annual revenues of $5.9 billion. Its product portfolio includes unified storage solutions in hardware, software, and services.
enaio® storage-for-netapp is a certified interface to NetApp storage systems with SnapLock technology. enaio® storage-for-netapp-retention is an additional option to the enaio® storage-for-netapp module. With this module, the retention times of selected objects can be extended. A reduction of the Retention Times is of course excluded for compliance reasons.
The interfaces are carefully implemented in specialist processes, allowing our archive to run completely in the background. This means our clerical staff have no direct interaction with the archive, outside the scan and display window. We were able to significantly reduce the amount of time we spend on time-consuming tasks like searching, distributing, forwarding, creating, and copying paper-based documents.
Tom Albertin, Deputy Director of the Municipal Public Office, The Municipality of Jena
Thanks to the combination of an ECM solution with an archive solution, we now have a centralized, audit-proof archive that optimally protects that data, yet keeps it available.
Martin Overath, IT Department Head, University Hospital Frankfurt/Main