How ScoutAM Works
- Data is ingested from primary sources to the ScoutAM cache using industry-standard file and object protocols.
- Metadata is recorded and separated from data, where it remains permanently online.
- Data resides in the cache while copies are generated, and thereafter for a defined time interval or until the cache space is needed for new data.
- Configurable policies are applied to cache data to generate the desired number of copies and write the copies to the defined destination.
- Policy definitions enable grouping by data type, application, size, user or group.
- These definitions also set boundaries on the time that can pass before the creation of copies and on the data set size.
The ability to apply different policies and coalesce random incoming data streams into efficient streaming data sets is one of the platform’s core functions.