Televisión de Puebla
Our goal was to free up space on primary storage by moving unused data to an archive infrastructure. StorCycle presented the perfect way to simplify our storage management, automating the workflow for archive and protection while providing familiar access.
— Televisión de Puebla
Televisión de Puebla was looking for an efficient, dynamic and perfectly managed solution for a new data storage system to preserve their cultural heritage, while facilitating the complex administration of a huge amount of stored data.
Through Comtelsat, a Mexican broadcast solutions integrator, Televisión de Puebla began the implementation of the following Spectra solutions: StorCycle®, a storage management software; Spectra BlackPearl®, an object storage platform; and the Spectra® Stack Tape Library. StorCycle identifies cold data residing on the organization’s primary storage and transparently migrates it to a secure Perpetual Tier, which includes any combination of cloud storage, object storage disk, network-attached storage and object storage tape. The BlackPearl object storage platform provides a portal to these storage targets, writing the data to tape in an open standard format. All data sent to tape will be encrypted at rest, providing an extra layer of protection for their invaluable assets.
StorCycle also enables users to autonomously restore their own files by leaving an HTML link behind at the original file location for access, meaning end users will continue to have familiar access to data. HTML links support storage mediums with longer latency, such as tape or the cold tiers of cloud. When an HTML link is left in place of the migrated file, the user is presented with an HTML page which states that the file has been archived, gives information about when, where and how this was done, and allows the user to start a restore from tape or recall the file from cloud without having to contact IT.
Televisión de Puebla’s new solution offers the scalability they need by allowing them to easily add more tape drives and slots to the Spectra Stack Tape Library as their archive grows. The Spectra solution helps them free up space on primary storage by moving unused data to the archive infrastructure.