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Storage Director is a software defined, policy-based and tiered enterprise backup virtualization solution that enables data from any host, OS or backup application, to be backed up to any storage device, medium or technology, including IBM’s Cloud Object Storage (Cleversafe) platform, or any S3 compatible cloud. Storage Director is a fully virtualized target for any backup application such as Spectrum Protect, NetBackup, Commvault, Veeam, etc. and enables policy-based data pools to be created and backed up to multiple targets and replicated for remote storage and DR. Storage Director is unique in being able to present a single backup target or solution for backing up all open environments, such as Linux, Windows, VMWare, UNIX, etc. as well as all proprietary host platforms, such as IBM Mainframe (z/OS), iSeries, HPE NonStop, HP Open VMS etc. on a single node.
Storage Director has an optimized backend S3 interface to allow customers to stream their data post backup process to IBM’s Cloud Object Storage (Cleversafe) enterprise backup and archive platform or any S3 public cloud target. Storage Director can backup and restore data to any S3 cloud target using large block sizes as well as a function called DRestore™ which restores large amounts of data in disaster recovery situations.
Cloud Object Storage from IBM
IBM’s Cloud Object Storage (COS), formerly known as Cleversafe, is a software-defined object storage platform with industry-leading security that can scale to multi PB capacity and beyond. Object storage is the primary data resource used in the cloud today. But IBM Cloud Object Storage can also be used on premise as a true private or hybrid cloud storage solution. The primary strengths of object storage are that it is designed for high scalability, low cost and ease of use. Due to its characteristics, object storage has become the future backup/archive medium of choice.
IBM’s Cloud Object Storage has advanced enterprise security and archiving features. Cloud Object Storage uses a dispersed storage mechanism that employs a cluster of storage nodes to store pieces of data across the available nodes. No single node has all the data which makes Cloud Object Storage safe and far less susceptible to data breaches than conventional block storage on dedup disk or public clouds.