Table of contents
- Autonomous Data Management
- Eliminate storage silos
- Key Benefits
- The power of StrongLink’s architecture
- Unleash the power of metadata
- StrongLink powers AIOps
- StrongLink is not only HSM
- StrongLink Autonomous Engines
- Achieve single-pane-of-glass data management
- Data Protection
- Data Protection
- Contact and further information
Autonomous Data Management
Enterprises struggle to manage more data, from more sources, across more storage silos than ever before.
StrongLink software is the ultimate solution for heterogeneous storage management driving intelligent data management across local, network and cloud storage. StrongLink removes complexity from IT operations, reduces storage costs by 80%, enforces data life-cycle management policies to meet global business continuity and disaster recovery.
Eliminate storage silos
StrongLink is designed to make it easy to globally manage all files across otherwise incompatible storage silos. The StrongLink global namespace creates a unified view across the entire storage environment simultaneously connecting all files regardless of vendor, platform and protocol.
File migrations are automated across all storage with no disruption to users or applications. Intelligent data movement accelerates applications by ensuring files are always where they need to be, when they need to be there. User defined policies ensure the hot and warm files are always on the right storage tier and cold data is on the lowest cost storage, on-premises or in the cloud. Only StrongLink is Data Centric & Storage Aware.
- Remove Complexity
- Reduce costs by 80%
- Enforce Data Protection
- Drive AIOps
The power of StrongLink’s architecture
… is the foundation of autonomous data management.
StrongLink provides global control and visibility to all files across all storage; Keep files on existing storage, consolidate storage, migrate data, tier and archive. StrongLink’s automated data life-cycle policies enforce:
- Retention periods
- Data reduction
- Data copy management
- Consolidation strategies
- File deduplication
StrongLink is designed to open standards so files can be independently accessed even without StrongLink.
Unleash the power of metadata
Auto discover, extract, and classify metadata from all digital assets. StrongLink identifies and aggregates metadata including file system, application-specific, external database, and user-generated metadata, enhancing it with automated and manual tagging. Use any metadata type to power scheduled and triggered workflows reducing complexity and driving greater productivity.
StrongLink powers AIOps
…using metadata to monitor data & storage for greater visibility into storage operations.
Enable automation of routine IT practices, to quickly recognize and take action on serious issues, and streamline collaboration between groups and teams. Leverage automated workflows for applications such as data migration, data protection, business continuity, and data copy management to reduce IT staff workload and related costs.
StrongLink is not only HSM
StrongLink dynamically manages and moves files across any storage. Files are always accessed directly from their current location, accelerating file access speed, reducing complexity and the risk of data corruption.
StrongLink Autonomous Engines
- Query engine – Global queries across all storage
- Analytics engine – Life-cycle management, QoS, & capacity optimization
- Visualization engine – Data Insights & reporting
- Dynamic Data Mover engine – Migrate, I/O balancing, tiering Metadata engine – Extract, auto-classification, tag, organize & manage
Achieve single-pane-of-glass data management
The intuitive, browser-based StrongLink Control Panel with Data Insights enables visibility and management of all files, regardless of their source. Users can create permission-based custom views for sharing and collaboration.
Enable smarter data management with predictive analytics
Data Insights delivers actionable intelligence for predictive, real-time analytics, and verification & reporting that facilitate storage planning and optimize application performance.
Ensure end-to-end data protection
StrongLink provides continuous oversight with comprehensive data integrity checks. It enforces data protection policies with immutable audit trails, file versioning, data verification, multi-copy writes, encryption, and user access controls. StrongLink easily restores any file with a single click.
- Aggregated metadata management Data Insights
- Dynamic reporting
- Policy-based workflows
- Dynamic Data Movement, archiving, tiering
- Global search
- File copy management: File-based deduplication, single-instancing & multi- copy write
- Versioning with point-in-time recovery Auto data verification
- Immutable audit trails
- Roles-based access controls (RBAC)
- Self-describing containers for small file optimization
- Encryption in-flight & at-rest with integrated key management
- StrongLink Smart Pools load balance writes across heterogeneous storage
- Cross-platform global namespace
- Multi-protocol access (NFS, SMB, sFTP, S3, HTTPs)
- Multi-storage platforms (NAS, Object/Cloud, FC/ SAS, LTFS, Black Pearl, Lustre, GPFS, BeeGFS, CEPH)
- Open RESTful API
StrongLink’s modular design supports scalable deployments and can deliver highly available, no-single-point-of-failure architecture. It can be deployed across multiple sites for business continuity and disaster recovery.
StrongLink is calculated as a subscription fee per year based on cores.
Contact and further information
Here you can find more information about StrongLink. Use our „StrongLink request“ form to request more information from us. We are very happy to answer your questions.