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NEO Agility LTFS and Archive Appliance - What is LTFS

  • Allows user to drag and drop files via OS graphical file manager and directory tree to/from tape
    • Tape Appears as a storage device
    • Files can be managed directly on tape
  • Makes accessing files easy and intuitive
  • Just link using disk or USB
  • Improves archive management
  • Ideal for file-based data archive
  • provides portability for open systems tape storage
    • Open standard makes data on tape non-proprietary; provides for easy interchange
    • Doesn't require traditional storage apps for sharing and archiving of data
    • Doesn't require additional IT staff
  • Repositions tape from being the last point of contact to one of the 1st points of contact
  • Advantages
    • Manages and more easily archives high quality files while providing the advantages of tape technology
      • Reliable
      • Low cost
      • High capacity
      • Low energy consumption
    • Provides workflows previously only available on disk
    • Became available on single tape drives/cartridges with LTO-5
    • Can be configured to meet the needs of a variety of applications managing large amounts of data
    • Compliant
      • Reduced complexity ensures compliance with a multitude of different systems
      • Proven superior reliability for long term archive
    • Affordable
      • Lowest possible TCO
  • How does it work?
    • Partitions tapes into 2 partitions:
      • Partition 1 hold the content's index & metadata
      • Partition 2 holds the content
    • Software & server is needed to manage the tapes as disk
  • Stand alone drives
    • Applications mostly fouled in eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia
    • Basic/limited LTFS functionality is native to the tape drive
    • Single tape cartridge appears as drive in directory (i.e. drive "D")
  • Automation
    • More complex environments
    • Much higher storage capacity needs
    • Performance concerns
    • Plan for future growth
    • Entire library contents can appear as a single or multiple disk mounts in directory tree
    • Provides more advanced data management capabilities

Some Target markets / industries for LTFS are Healthcare, Post Production and Video Surveillance

LTFS and Healthcare

  • Storage requirements driven by:
    • Digitization of medical records & images
    • Switch to mobile devices by healthcare professionals
    • Today's storage problem will grow by 50x in the next 6 years
      • Healthcare data storage volumes expected to soar into the Yottabytes (1 billion PB)
  • Benefits of LTFS in healthcare:
    • Provides physicians with the workflow needed
    • Provides easy retrieval of data (for up to 100 years)
    • Addresses regulatory compliance
    • Eliminates the complexity of data storage and data flow
    • Fits in the tightened healthcare IT budgets & provides superior TCO
    • Accommodates future growth without a whole system overhaul

LTFS and Post-Production

  • Storage requirements driven by:
    • Need reliable long term archives for video content
    • Disks are expensive, in short supply and not re-usable
    • Need ease of use, cross platform compatibility, portability, duplication for offsite data protection, lower cost
  • Benefits of LTFS in Post-Production:
    • Users easily determine the contents of a cartridge
    • Allows video to be shared between locations, regardless of platform
    • Provides a cost-effect long-term archive solution
    • 100 Video Disks can be stored on 1 LTO tape
    • Reduces the amount of space needed
    • Allows reuse of video disks
    • Provides multiple copies of the data for offsite protection

LTFS and Video Surveillance

  • Storage requirements driven by:
    • Large amounts of footage needs to be stored offline
    • Data needs to be retrieved quickly
    • Can't afford to clutter on-line disk with data that needs to be stored
  • Benefits of LTFS in Video Surveillance:
    • Allows quick retrieval of files
    • Allows footage to be shared across multiple locations
    • Reduces the cost of storage
    • Frees up disk space for online video process
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