Western Digital Delivers Foundation for OvationData, Enabling Cloud-Scale Solution for the Media & Entertainment and Oil & Gas Industry
HGST Active Archive Object Storage System in Partnership with Versity Storage Manager Selected to Archive and Protect Digital Assets; Drop-in Solution Improves and Simplifies Workflows
San Jose, CA — August 23, 2016 – Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) announced that Ovation Data Services, Inc. (“OvationData”) has selected the joint HGST Active Archive System and Versity Storage Manager solution to build a private storage cloud for media and entertainment and oil and gas industries as these organizations require fast and frequent access to their current and historical file-based data assets. This cloud-scale storage solution helps improve data management with single pane copy management, automatic tiering to both object storage and tape, while lowering data operational and management cost through reduced system complexity and CAPEX costs. OvationData chose the HGST Active Archive System and Versity Storage Manager joint solution for its easy-to-deploy, file capable, Amazon S3™-compliant, scale-out object storage solution.
New storage upstart Versity offers S3 object storage interface
As well as multi-threaded and SAM-QFS-based archiving software
The Register — June 21, 2016 – Versity is an archiving software startup using multi-threaded SAM-QFS.
It was founded in March 2011 by CEO Bruce Gilpin, with a VC background, and CTO Harriet Coverston. She is the tech brains of the outfit and worked at LSC (Large Storage Configurations) from 1986, which developed QFS (Quick File System).
QFS grouped disk drives and provided a file system for them. This software was bought by Sun, where Coverston worked and then found a home in Oracle when Sun was bought by Larry's company.