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Revera harnesses Western Digital HGST system for storage backend

24 Mar 2016

Revera has called on Western Digital and its HGST Active Archive System to provide the cloud storage backend for its Vault storage offering.

Leveraging HGST, the Kiwi cloud services provider – now part of Spark – offers a distributed storage environment in excess of 14 petabytes.

The company says the geo-dispersed architecture provides customers with effortless access to data, consistent performance and maximum data durability and allows it to deliver cost-effective storage for cloud applications, backup and archiving, disaster recovery and big data.

“Customers can ingest data in Auckland and immediately retrieve it from Wellington, even in the event of a complete data centre loss.”

HGST was previously Hitachi GST.

Robin Cockayne, Revera chief executive, says Vault changes accepted models of enterprise data management, a model typified by disk-to-disk replication with tape completing the trifecta.

“But tape is fast becoming the dinosaur of storage media as cloud services deliver unlimited scale and flexible object-based storage systems, Cockayne says.

Western Digital says the HGST Active Archive System is a fully integrated, Amazon S3-compliant, scale-out object storage solution delivering 4.7 petabytes of raw data storage in a single rack. 

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