Modernizing NAS

Increase agility & reduce cost by up to 80% with NAS Archiver

Studies show that up to 90% of data on network-attached storage (NAS) is never accessed — and it’s costing users a fortune. Aside from incurring management and data protection costs, this cold, dormant data is needlessly tying up expensive storage that could be used for business-critical active data.

It doesn’t have to be this way. With zero impact on applications, Scality NAS Archiver seamlessly and transparently allows you to:

  • Reclaim premium primary storage capacity

  • Cut down the backup footprint (and burden) required to protect data on the NAS

  • Achieve compelling TCO savings

  • Improve long-term data durability

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    Optimize your NAS

    Up to 90% of data is inactive yet still using premium storage capacity and being backed up continuously. Scality’s intelligent file archiving system maximizes the value of existing primary storage by removing the burden of wasted space and compromised performance.

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    Simple, transparent access

    NAS Archiver creates a seamless connection between your primary storage and Scality RING, moving terabytes of data with stubs maintained on the NAS to preserve transparent access to these files. Users can retrieve archived data seamlessly, via an active stub, so there’s no access delay or performance hit.

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    Policy-driven improved performance

    By leveraging intelligent policies that move files and entire partitions from the primary tier, valuable space is saved and system performance is improved with a “set it and forget it” level of reliability.

Want to see the power of NAS Archiver in action?

Benefits

FREE SPACE
With 50-80% costly tier-1 space freed up, it can be used for new file data that truly requires NAS access and performance characteristics.
ALWAYS AVAILABLE
The archive data on Scality RING is always online and up-to-date since NAS Archiver transparently moves files that hit the migration policy criteria.
DATA PROTECTION
A super-optimized data protection strategy ensures a zero recovery point objective (RPO) and zero recovery time objective (RTO) for all data moved from the NAS to RING. Moving dormant data to RING also lowers backup time and costs on the NAS.
STANDARD FILE PROTOCOLS
If the NAS filer fails or becomes inaccessible, all data moved to RING can be accessed directly and natively using standard file protocols over RING scale-out file system connectors (NFS or SMB), thereby providing an ideal business continuance solution.