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Managing Critical Data with SGI’s New Zero Watt Storage

Today SGI announced Zero Watt Storage, a powerful extension to its SGI DMF data management platform designed to meet growing customer demands for managing critical data. This solution was developed by SGI to offer its DMF customers fast, disk-based access to their near line data that significantly outperforms cloud storage in terms of costs and access speed up to 5X.

Video: Versity HSM – Archiving to Objects

In this video from the 2016 MSST Conference, Harriet Coverston from Versity presents: Versity – Archiving to Objects. “Introducing Versity Storage Manager – an enterprise-class storage virtualization and archiving system that runs on Linux. Offering comprehensive data management for tiered storage environments and the ability to preserve and protect your data forever. Maximum protection at a minimum cost. Versity supports nearly unlimited volumes of storage and offers the most robust archive policy engine on the market.”

Lustre* For the Enterprise

Lustre* is not just for the national labs any longer. It was born out of serving up data extremely fast to the world’s most powerful HPC clusters using parallel I/O to improve performance and scalability. Here are five reasons why Lustre is enterprise-ready.

Video: Lustre HSM in the Cloud

“The combination of the ephemeral nature of the cloud and directly addressable archives such as S3 suggest novel methods for using the Lustre HSM interface. Persistent data sets in the cloud need to be managed independently from an ephemeral filesystem and compute resources. Managing datasets in the cloud could, for example, involves importing data from Amazon’s S3 back into a freshly-created Lustre filesystem, performing I/O intensive computations, and then persisting the datasets back to S3 before terminating the filesystem and compute resources. Alternatives for archive formats will also be discussed. AWS S3 will be used for concrete examples, but the general methods should be applicable to other cloud environments as well.”

Video: Lustre HSM at NCI in Australia

In this video from the LAD’14 Conference in Reims, Daniel Rodwell from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Australia presents: Lustre HSM.

SGI Rolls Out DMF for Lustre

Today SGI announced the immediate availability DMF for Lustre. “With SGI DMF for Lustre, enterprises can ensure constant access to data while leveraging the significant cost benefits and scalability of tiered storage.”

Video: Galen Shipman on HSM Capabilities in Lustre 2.5

Galen Shipman describes why Hierarchical Storage Management capabilities are such an important part of the new Lustre 2.5 release.