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Spectra’s StorCycle
Storage Management Software

 

StorCycle Storage Management Software is a new solution that automatically identifies and moves inactive data or completed projects from primary storage to a lower tier of storage. Whether data is scattered across many locations or contained in projects or folders, the policy-based system scans and identifies infrequently accessed data and transparently moves it to a lower cost storage tier, leaving behind links for easy user access.

This automatically frees primary storage capacity for active projects, improves performance, and reduces administrative time, reducing overall storage expenses by up to 70%. Data integrity is ensured through multiple copies stored in multiple locations and tiers, including public cloud, disk and tape. Perfectly suited for industries such as genomics, education, research facilities, and general IT environments, a StorCycle solution can drastically reduce organisations total cost of storage without changing the existing file structure.

What is Storage Lifecycle Management?
 
StorCycle Storage Management Software is a new solution that automatically identifies and moves the lifecycle of the data. Some data sets are actively accessed and modi ed throughout their lifecycles; some become inactive days or months after creation; and others are rarely if ever accessed once stored. Storage Lifecycle Management organises the storage of data based on its frequency of access and value to an organisation. StorCycle offers a complete, rule-based, policy driven architecture for identifying and migrating data to the appropriate tier of storage assuring data is accessible, protected and stored in the most cost effective way.
StorCycle Activates Storage Lifecycle Management
Data value and access requirements vary greatly and usually change over the lifecycle of the data. Some data sets are actively accessed; some become inactive soon after creation; and others are rarely accessed once stored. StorCycle organises the storage of data based on its frequency of access and value to an organisation.
StorCycle Identify
Running out of Primary Tier storage?
Want to move to a ash-based storage system,
but have too much data? Backups taking too long?

StorCycle solves these challenges with its ability to identify inactive data based on user-de ned policies, and then migrate this data to a protected and less expensive Perpetual Tier of storage. StorCycle is capable of managing trillions of files in its database which is backed up daily.

StorCycle Migrate

StorCycle software provides two basic methods of migrating data – Project Archive and Auto Migrate. The Project Archive method is for completed data sets which will change minimally, if at all, but cannot be deleted. The Auto Migrate method identifies inactive files based on user-defined age and size policies, and moves those files to the Perpetual Tier. The ability for StorCycle to easily identify and automatically migrate data off of primary storage to the Perpetual Storage Tier is invaluable - essentially extending production storage to provide limitless capacity at a fraction of the cost. StorCycle can be a standalone software product utilising the cloud and user NAS, or paired with Spectra hardware to create a secure storage environment.

StorCycle Protect

Cyberattack, ransomware, natural disaster or simple human error – any of these can destroy an organization’s most valuable asset – its digital data. StorCycle software protects data through end-to-end checksums, encryption on all storage targets, and storage of multiple copies on multiple storage mediums. StorCycle is fully ADFS compliant meaning file permission will remain intact regardless of where data is stored. StorCycle enables organisational data to be stored in two geographically separate locations, e.g., cloud and local NAS or on-premise and remotely stored tape.

StorCycle Access

StorCycle’s unique ability to use HTML Links or Symbolic Links* assures quick and easy user access to data even after it has been migrated. StorCycle removes the file from primary storage leaving a link behind for access. IT administrators are able to free up valuable primary storage while users continue to access their data seamlessly. The user-friendly StorCycle web interface also includes a robust search interface to easily find and retrieve files. StorCycle stores data in open formats such as CIFS or NFS file systems, LTFS tape or published cloud formats.