Features and functions of OpenArchive
OpenArchive offers all the functions of ArchiveManager, except for two features. There can be no audit compliance according to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (GDPdu and GoBS in Germany) because publishing the source code would be detrimental to those legal requirements. And, at the present time, no independent software manufacturers (ISV) have yet certified their applications for OpenArchive.
FREELY SCALEABLEOpenArchive can be scaled according to your needs. Archive capacities from 1 terabyte up to several petabytes can be administrated.
HARDWARE INDEPENDENCENo matter which hardware components you want to use, all devices can be easily integrated: for example, archive disks, performance disks and/or LTO-based tape archives from any manufacturer.
COST EFFECTIVENESSExisting RAID systems, as well as LTO libraries, can also be used as archive capacities.
OPEN INTERFACEOpenArchive communicates with Windows and Unix servers via CIFS or NFS. There is no need for a proprietary API.
TRANSPARENCYOpenArchive does not alter the structure of the file system directory, so all users and operators can retrieve their data exactly as they did in the past.
STORAGE POOLSWherever you want to store your data, OpenArchive enables you to conceive the architecture of your archive in whatever combination you prefer: disk/disk, disk/tape, tape/tape, disk/tape/disk, disk/tape/tape, etc.
DATA SECURITYThe utmost care has been taken with the security features to assure that your data is kept as safe as possible. You can save as many copies as you want – onsite and/or remotely on disk and/or tape. For your peace of mind, metadata are stored in a redundant system, thus guaranteeing rapid recovery in the event of an emergency.
AssumptionA customer wants an universal archiving solution to handle their heterogeneous applications: Windows Fileserver, E-mail server, Document Management System (DMS) application server and a UNIX-based CAD engineering solution.
GoalTo establish a secure long-term archive with as little investment as possible.