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Scality NAS Archiver Released

by Michael Rink
Scality NAS Archiver

Today, Scality released a network-attached storage (NAS) archiver with built-in analytic and recommendation tools. Scality was founded in 2009. Prior to today’s release, the company had two major products. The first is RING, an object storage software platform. The second is the Zenko multi-cloud controller, available in open source and enterprise editions.

Today, Scality released a network-attached storage (NAS) archiver with built-in analytic and recommendation tools. Scality was founded in 2009. Prior to today’s release, the company had two major products. The first is RING, an object storage software platform. The second is the Zenko multi-cloud controller, available in open source and enterprise editions.

Scality NAS Archiver

Scality’s new NAS archiver product is conveniently named NAS Archiver. It is intended to be used together with the company’s RING object storage software platform. When used with RING, Scality NAS Archiver assesses data access patterns to build a report that exposes potential savings for IT. The Archiver also moves inactive data from expensive Tier-1/network attached storage to more cost-efficient Scality RING archival storage. Movement to the archive can be managed with a range of migration policies based on file size, file types, file age, and other metrics.

I previously covered the release of Scality RING when the company launched the eighth version in June of last year. Like other RING-based products, Scality’s new NAS Archiver allows even archived data to still be accessed transparently by external applications. Scality accomplishes this by leaving behind pointers (sometimes referred to as stubs in their documents) whenever it archives an object to RING. When an external application tries to access the data, the pointer redirects the request to where the data has been archived.

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