Versity enables organizations to use a single easy to use and understand interface to archive data to any combination of commodity hardware, resulting in the lowest TCO in the industry. Any combination of tape, object, and even file with any number of copies are no problem for this system. With performance that will saturate the hardware, a scalable namespace that can handle up to a trillion files, and friendly business practices, you'll finally have an archiving system you can love!
Versity Storage Manager (VSM) is a comprehensive software solution that automates archiving to commodity hardware including tape, disk, on premise object storage, and cloud storage. Data is moved from customer systems such as GPFS, NetApp, & Lustre, into VSM where it is packaged efficiently, and then automatically archived to commodity hardware according to policy. The archive software features a standard POSIX interface and NFS/SMB are supported, so it is easy for Mac, Linux, Windows, Globus, and web clients to access archived data. The VSM product is comprised of two main components: the Intelligent Cache™, and the Archive Engine™. Together these components efficiently package and group archive data, and then send it to the specified archive media according to rich policies which are configured by the administrator.
Files are containerized into GNU TAR files for read/write efficiency
The Versity Archive Fabric ModuleTM, which is included with VSM, analyzes any file system and provides analysis useful for determining data that could be archived, and helps move the data to the VSM cache.