Amazon S3 Glacier® was designed to provide secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage for data archiving and long-term backup. While there is a reduction in storage costs, the retrieval times of the data is estimated in hours versus minutes.
BlackPearl brings the cost-effectiveness of Amazon S3 Glacier, but with the advantages of on-prem deployment by providing organizations with an on-prem Glacier-like tier*. This eliminates the costs to retrieve data from the cloud and decreases the retrieval time of data from hours to minutes.
BlackPearl On-Prem Glacier Targets
Nearline Disk Storage
BlackPearl’s nearline disk storage provides fast access to data at a fraction of the cost of primary storage. Organizations have instant access to changing data through an object storage disk tier. In addition to instant access to data, enterprise drives can be added to the system’s cache, delivering increased throughput to data policy storage targets. BlackPearl’s nearline disk target allows organizations to store infrequently accessed data on power-down drives for increased savings while implementing an object storage disk tier into their environment. With the benefit of advanced idling, the disk drives save power while also extending the life of the drives.
Advantages of On-Prem Glacier Solutions
To work with BlackPearl’s On-Prem Glacier extension, our ready-to-use application integration makes it simple to leverage the benefits of AWS Glacier – no additional application development is required. Application integration with AWS Glacier enables BlackPearl to be inserted into any workflow using AWS Glacier while eliminating egress fees when restoring and accessing your data.
BlackPearl BlackPearl for On-Prem Glacier Use Case
This organization is looking to create a copy of their data for disaster recovery and long-term preservation. They currently have a 15-year retention period and would like to keep data longer than that if they can afford to.
Find an affordable and accessible way to preserve their data. Ideally, they can implement a limitless retention period and offer unlimited storage to their employees. Maintaining access to data and providing a cloud exit strategy are keys to the solution also.
This organization worked to implement a BlackPearl On-Prem Glacier solution for a disaster recovery archive, to assure their content would be protected and preserved forever. They installed a Spectra BlackPearl with Native S3 storage and On-Prem Glacier storage with a Spectra tape libraries. Using BlackPearl’s On-Prem Glacier extension to unlock the power of tape and the economical storage, paired with a disk layer for instant access, there is a true cloud-like architecture all located on-prem. For additional protection, a disaster recovery copy is made and stored in the public cloud in the event of a local disaster.
*Amazon Glacier is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.