Storage solution designed for large active archive of enterprise
HYDRAstor is NEC’s highly scalable distributed grid storage platform, built to modernize storage infrastructure to support long-term data retention. HYDRAstor has been architected to maximize capacity optimization and modular scalability, without the complexity and inherent limitations of legacy storage solutions -- such as expensive, inefficient primary storage, limited scale-up NAS, virtual or physical tape, or specialized single-purpose backup or archive appliances. The HS6 series focuses on large archive environments, by incorporating additional new features for efficient long-term storage while reducing the associated costs.
The new HS6-4000A offers the following key features and capabilities:
"With a scale-out high performance architecture that integrates inline global deduplication and compression and advanced erasure-coded data resiliency, HYDRAstor’s technology is very well positioned to address the most stringent requirements for secure storage of long-term data archives for enterprise customers," said
In recent years, customer demand for storage capacity to support long-term data has grown significantly. With applications such as big data analytics, digital voice and image capture driving data growth, enterprise organizations require a highly efficient and cost effective scalable platform to keep up with data growth. The key requirements to support environments that represent the majority of user data include modular and flexible scalability, high data resiliency, immediate access and availability, and capacity optimization to reduce footprint and overall costs. HYDRAstor HS6-4000A addresses all these requirements with its modular scale-out architecture to support PB-scale archives, advanced data resiliency and protection against up to six concurrent disk or entire node failures, high availability with automatic failover and GNS across nodes, and data deduplication and compression for space reduction and lower costs. In addition, the HS6 series offers additional features to support large archive repositories, including regulatory compliance enforcement at the storage system level with shredding, WORM, and encryption capabilities.
The HYDRAstor HS6-4000A also introduces an optional new High-speed Image Compression feature for bitmap files, based on image conversion and encoding technology developed by NEC. This image codec feature delivers fast and efficient lossless compression for bitmap image files, while maintaining the integrity of the original data. In software compression tests using color images, compression speed was 10-40 times higher than JPEG2000 while delivering similar compression ratios, and expansion speed was 6-13 times higher. This capability is especially useful for applications that store large amounts of image data, such as medical imaging and monitoring systems that capture images at irregular intervals.
“The HS6-4000A further extends the value that NEC’s HYDRAstor technology brings to enterprise customers,” said
The new HS6-4000A platform is generally available immediately. List price starts at
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