Solution: Connecting storage technology to enaio®
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 Choicel
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.
iTernity from software vendor iCAS is the perfect complement to enaio®. OPTIMAL SYSTEMS therefore made the decision to partner up with iTernity way back in 2007. By avoiding vendor lock-in with regards to the storage hardware used, iCAS is able to offer maximum flexibility for customers and thus ensure their investment is protected. The solution stores archive data as patented data containers whose integrity can be verified at any time via secure hash values, thereby achieving the highest standards in terms of security and compliance.
Network Appliance SnapLock™
The complete compatibility of the enaio® storage-for-netapp interface with the SnapLock™ technology of Network Appliance has been certified since 2006. Several NetApp systems can also be controlled simultaneously via this interface. Depending on the license, any size and number of NetApp systems can be archived. NetApp storage solutions can be integrated as WORM or NAS. In addition, FC and iSCSI are fully supported for integration into a SAN.
HP/iCAS from Hewlett-Packard is connected to enaio® via the certified enaio® storage for hp icas interface. The interface enables the storage solution to be easily integrated as a virtual archive server. This can alternatively be done on the basis of the iTernity File System Gateway. HP/iCAS supports NetApp SnapLock™ emulation, which allows for the use of the last access times and read-only status of archived documents, similar to when connecting a NetApp solution.
enaio® storage-for-gray is a certified interface to GRAU storage systems and supports the Grau ArchivManager and Grau FileLock.
With enaio® and GRAU\’s storage systems, revision-proof archiving solutions can be implemented.
Hitachi data systems
The Hitachi Content Archive Platform is easily connected to enaio® via a network drive provided by the appliance. The enaio® storage for hcap interface has been certified as HCAP compatible since October 2006. Thus, seamless interaction between enaio® and the Hitachi storage appliance can be guaranteed.
FAST LTA Silent Bricks
The enaio® interface is certified compatible with FAST LTA Silent Bricks. The interface ensures seamless interaction between enaio® and the storage solution. Silent Bricks uses a proprietary WORM archiving method with proven NAS functionality. The solution is configured and managed using an integrated Web interface.
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