For years, archives have been used as long-term repositories for infrequently accessed data, think cold storage. The idea was that you would not need older data, so there was rarely any rationale for how to store and access it if required logically. Today, however, data is a crucial corporate asset that needs to be quickly accessible at any future point in time. Data archiving and storage are not only vital to historical record-keeping and compliance regulations but business analysis, intelligence, data mining, and other essential business functions. According to IDC, unstructured data like videos, documents, audio files, PDFs, and images will make up 80 percent of worldwide data by 2025, making archiving even more complex.
Easily access and archive data minimizing storage cost utilization
Today, organizations are looking for cost-effective, active archive solutions that provide easy data access and the ability to manage unstructured data for the long term logically. An active archive is a way to organize, access skillfully, and retain data to be helpful today and forever.
Companies need a solution beyond traditional archiving to provide immediate, on-demand access to business-critical data, no matter where the data is stored. Data will continue to expand from terabytes to petabytes. Companies need an affordable, scalable storage capacity that supports remote access. The ideal solution will deliver autonomous archive and retrieval capabilities while using economical, scalable storage to provide secure file access from anywhere, anytime.
LucidLink + SoDA Intelligent Data Management
LucidLink’s active Archive solves the business needs around storing large data sets on and off-premises and accessing them over distance. LucidLink offers best-in-class security and privacy guarantees while giving companies the flexibility to select and use their choice of any cloud storage provider. With LucidLink, users get a near-local experience when accessing terabytes of archived data, regardless of the point of access or where the data is stored.
SoDA intelligent data management software combines a robust policy engine with complex filtering capabilities. Used in conjunction with LucidLink, it allows for establishing automated data movement policies or on-demand. Policies are based on numerous variables that enable you to filter and choose the right storage tier for your data and identify hot and cold data. SoDA uniquely tags and tracks all data movement by user, group, or project no matter where the data lives and provides you with a complete cost model of your LucidLink storage infrastructure.
LucidLink Filespaces enables globally distributed teams to stream data directly to and from the object store without downloading and synchronizing files. Organizations can transition most of their workloads to affordable object storage. Any software can efficiently utilize it without a connector or refactoring. For many customers, this means freeing up to 80 percent of their high-performance and high-cost storage, extending its useful life, and gaining significant additional capacity.
LucidLink’s SaaS approach provides secure, NAS-like performance combined with cloud storage to improve scalability, reliability, and data durability while enhancing team collaboration and productivity. SoDA helps customers benefit from time and cost savings of data movement. At the same time, LucidLink delivers best-in-class security and tighter control over data storage and device and sovereignty mandates.
Remote teams working on shared projects, such as architects collaborating on a shared Autodesk Revit model or a team of video producers editing videos, work as if collocated, without sacrificing performance.
Using LucidLink with SoDA, customers can:
LucidLink brings shared file services directly to the users no matter where they happen to be working at that moment. It is an ideal solution for organizations looking to empower remote workers with easy access to data files while at the same time maintaining a centralized file repository. Want to enable your teams to have immediate access to archived files and collaborate from anywhere?
SaaS offering, no hardware or IT support required
End-to-end security encryption
Works with any object storage
Instant on-demand file access from anywhere
Works with any OS