StrongBox: The Ultimate Storage Solution for Unstructured Data
Data is exploding across the digital universe faster than ever before. While new information may need to be preserved for 2 or 20 years, data always needs to be accessible and accurate. StrongBox solves data storage and protection challenges at a low cost while keeping your files fully accessible and simplifying long-term preservation.
StrongBox Key Benefits:
- Reduces TCO and controls storage costs by more than 50%
- Provides online, nearline and archive storage
- Ensures the long-term protection of business-critical data - eliminates the need for backup.
- Delivers tunable performance for data accessibility
- Closes the gap between data growth and budget availability
What is StrongBox?
StrongBox is a NAS appliance built to simplify data access and provide the most cost-effective storage for unstructured data. StrongBox ensures complete data protection for all of your online, nearline and archive strorage needs. Combining flexible, policy-driven disk storage with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology, StrongBox empowers you to control storage costs without sacrificing data availability, limiting scalability or adding complexity.
StrongBox is the ultimate storage solution for unstructured data.
Access data online, all the time
When you need access to your data, you don't want to wait. StrongBox provides an always online file system that supports multiple, simultaneous requests. Data is never offline and users have a persistent view of all files in the archive, improving efficiency and maximizing the IT investment. Access is as simple as point and click from a standard file system. With unique performance tuning, you can customize data availability to meet specific business needs.
Reduce storage TCO
Minimize data center costs by leveraging low-power, low-cost LTFS media for long-term assets. StrongBox keeps data center power requirements low, reducing operational costs by up to 95 percent. As a protected archive for fixed data, StrongBox helps reduce additional strorage investments while optimizing your infrastructure with policy-driven, automated tiering that matches performance and accessibility with business needs.
Grow your archive with low-cost scalability
Data grow exponentially - budgets don't. With StrongBox and LTO/LTFS storage, you can scale storage as needed. StrongBox XpanDisk allows users to increase the online disk storage capacity with the StrongBox NAS.
Simplify storage infrastructure with an easy-to-use solution
Unlike complex storage systems that require hours of configuration and training, StrongBox is a plug-and-play appliance that is simple to deploy. Seamlessly connecting to the network via GbE or 10GbE StrongBox presents stored data just like a standard network share.
Stay in control of your data with LTFS and LTO - no vendor lock-in
You stay in control of your data with StrongBox. By leveraging the open standard LTFS technology, StrongBox writes data in a non-proprietary format and makes no modifications to files or metadata. A StrongBox system is not required to read data written by StrongBox - tapes can be exported and read by any LTFS drive.
Protect and preserve data with long-term reliability
Storage is fundamental, but ensuring that data can be retrieved is key to a successful IT infrastructure. StrongBox protects data on multiple fronts so that you can be confident that data written to the archive is recoverable in time of need.
Build a sustainable active archive
StrongBox is the turnkey solution component for active archive architectures in which your archival data remains available without high operating costs or bogging down network resources. StrongBox is energy efficient to help you meet Green IT initiatives, not to mention reduces your cost for power by up to 95 percent.