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FalconStor StorSafe Enterprise Persistent Storage Container

Data-centric long-term archive leverages persistent containers to operate across data centers and cloud environments .

FalconStor Software, Inc. announced StorSafe, an enterprise persistent storage container.

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This addition to the product line is its long-term archive software solution, providing integration with legacy backup and archive software and processes, while adding multi-cloud archive storage orchestration capabilities to reduce storage costs, improve security, simplify compliance, and streamline archive data portability.

Archive data is critical for the modern enterprise, in terms of risk and compliance management, and also in terms of active use of archive data for strategic advantage.

StorSafe leverages industry-standard software container technology that uses virtualization at the application layer vs. the systems layer, and allows the disaggregation of the data from the system-level storage components. With this ‘data-centric’ approach, the solution delivers a persistent, long-term data preservation container that is agnostic, heterogeneous, and highly portable, as well as backward compatible and compatible with future technology advancements. Leveraging the power of container technologies has allowed the development of robust active and passive capabilities that are necessary during extended archive retention periods in data centers and cloud environments for forensic audits, chain of custody inquires, cyber intrusion detection, and periodic journaled data integrity validations.

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Some of StorSafe’s benefits:

  • Portability across any S3 cloud, object storage, and on-premises storage environments and future-proofing for technology advancements

  • Improved long-term archive accessibility and reinstatement for strategic archive leverage

  • Variable payload container storage, allowing efficient deduplication over large storage containers to reduce cost and storage capacity consumption, and smaller storage containers optimized for accelerated data reinstatement

  • Increased security and data integrity capabilities to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, availability, nonrepudiation, and accessibility of archive data, as well as a journaled integrity checks at user set intervals for data integrity validation, cyber intrusion detection, and verification of chain of custody

  • Critical retention data is no longer tied to or integrated with a specific hardware storage system or cloud platform allowing independent data portability over extended retention periods without expensive cross-platform service migration costs

  • Redundant Array of Independent Clouds (RAIC) container distribution via multi-cloud erasure coding for data redundancy, redundancy overhead reduction, and accelerated DR, which delivers 99.99999+ of availability even if an entire cloud provider goes dark

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StorSafe is the first long-term archive solution designed with a data-centric approach vs. a storage system-centric approach, which ameliorates the challenges around portability, security, longevity, scalability, and cost efficiency,” said Todd Brooks, CEO. “Continuing FalconStor’s long history of innovation, we have filed several provisional patents for the underlying persistent virtual storage container (VSC) technologies that enables StorSafe to disaggregate the data from storage system to deliver legitimate data independence. Developed to reduce long-term archive storage costs, increase archive portability and accessibility, StorSafe will redefine the traditional concepts of long-term archival, data preservation, retention, reinstatement, and storage optimization for the next decade.

Currently in beta, StorSafe will be available in 2H20.

Resource:
Blog: The 100-year Archive and the Data Preservation Explosion Part Four: Redundant Array of Independent Clouds (RAIC) for Data Resiliency: