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ACRI-ST Extends Quantum Xcellis Scale-out Storage to Manage 8 Petabytes of Satellite-based Research Data
Quantum to Showcase StorNext-powered Solution Used by European Space Agency Partner at ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt
By: PR Newswire
Jun. 19, 2017 04:15 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that ACRI-ST, a French-based scientific research organization specializing in remote sensing and modelling of physical and environmental phenomena, has extended its Quantum scale-out storage environment to provide the foundation for a new 8 PB archive project. ACRI-ST, which deployed a Quantum StorNext®-powered scale-out storage solution several years ago, has now built on that solution to support the European Space Agency's Earth Observation Data Archiving Service (EODAS). EODAS archives satellite-based research data for past and current agency missions as well as third-party missions.
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Enabling Cutting-Edge Scientific Research
"The mix of disk and tape in a single environment gives us the best of both worlds," said Gilbert Barrot, CIO at ACRI-ST. "We can keep a cache of data immediately available on disk while storing most of the repository on more economical tape. Our in-house researchers can access the files they need on their own, even when data resides on tape, and they've been very happy with the response time."
Expanding the Archive to Support Additional Needs
"ESA wanted a robust archive that could provide bulk data retrieval and distribution," explained Barrot. "The Quantum archive solution was perfect. We added capacity easily and inexpensively while still maintaining a small data center footprint."
ACRI-ST scaled its existing archive environment in France and built a nearly identical environment in Luxembourg through its subsidiary adwaïsEO (hosting data center in Betzdorf) that serves as the main archive site. Both the France and Luxembourg sites include a Quantum tape library and a StorNext-powered Xcellis® workflow storage system which facilitates high-performance data ingest and retrieval while providing integrated protection and archive data management.
Once data is ingested in Luxembourg, backup copies of tapes are then shipped to France for offsite disaster recovery protection. In France there is also an active vault configuration to enhance data accessibility and durability for minimal cost. In addition, ACRI-ST uses Quantum Extended Data Life Management (EDLM) capabilities, which automatically detect potential problems with tape media and move data from the suspect tape to another one.
"EDLM helps us meet key EODAS requirements for data integrity," said Barrot. "We can keep satellite data safe from loss ― even over long periods of time."
Looking to the Cloud and Beyond
"We have the flexibility to accommodate a wide variety of future requirements," said Barrot. "We have the confidence that we can continue to win bids and deliver outstanding service with Quantum-based solutions."
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