FUJIFILM Recording Media and Cloudian have announced a joint marketing partnership that brings the performance benefits and search capabilities of Cloudian’s fully native, S3-compatible object storage to tape-based deep archives.
The integrated solution leverages the new FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape, which enables data to be stored on tape in object format, thereby combining two highly scalable and cost-effective storage technologies. As a result, enterprise customers can create a rapidly searchable, deep archive that integrates seamlessly with the fast-growing ecosystem of modern S3-compatible applications.
Organisations around the world have long used tape for deep archive storage. However, with the rapid growth of data in recent years, having the ability to quickly access, search and analyse archived data has become a strategic priority.
FUJIFILM and Cloudian address this need by providing a multi-tier archival solution that integrates FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape with the Cloudian HyperStore object storage platform. In addition to delivering fast access and increased performance as it scales, HyperStore enables the retention of metadata on disk-based storage for rapid search.
HyperStore also offers a single point of access and policy-based data migration for operational simplicity, and its native S3 API provides seamless integration with modern data management and data protection solutions. This includes the ability to read from and write to tape automatically through the tape-enabling Software-defined Tape storage solution.
“This announcement reflects our close collaboration in the development of FUJIFILM Software-defined Tape, as HyperStore was used as one of the S3-compatible reference platforms for Fujifilm’s internal testing,” said Sanjay Jagad, senior director of products and solutions at Cloudian. “We’re excited about building on this partnership with Fujifilm to help customers extract optimal value from their tape archives.”
“Highly advanced tape-based storage systems continue to have a vital role in modern data centres, with applications for storing the ever-growing volumes of critical information,” said Wolfgang May, managing director of FUJIFILM Recording Media Europe. “With this partnership, tape is well positioned to bring its unmatched low cost of ownership and air-gap security to a deep and wide base of hybrid cloud and object-based environments.”