The world's largest companies across 17 industries have chosen SDS to protect and manage their most important data.

WAN replication

StrongBox uses WAN replication to meet the need for offsite copies of data. What is WAN replication? A wide area network (WAN) simply refers to a telecommunications network that links devices across a large area, such a city or regional offices.

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Virtualization

What is virtualization? Very simply, virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than physical) version of a computer, storage device, or operating system. Multiple virtual machines may run off the same piece of physical hardware, which helps consolidate

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Unstructured data

StrongBox simplifies the storage and protection of unstructured data. What is unstructured data? Unstructured data refers to file types that cannot be categorized into a traditional database. Examples of unstructured data include: video, audio, word documents, presentations, web pages, emails,

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Storage tiering

StrongBox is the most cost-effective storage solution for Tier-3 data. What is tiered storage? Storage tiering is the practice of allocating data to different storage mediums to match performance with cost, resulting in a lower overall total cost of ownership

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Size of data

StrongBox can scale to more than 35 petabytes of data storage. Exactly how big is a petabyte? Byte= 8 binary digits = one character Kilobyte = 1000 bytes = several word documents Megabyte = 1000 kilobytes = several music files

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Shared storage

StrongBox enables shared storage so that multiple users can access the same data simultaneously. What is shared storage? In a shared storage environment, multiple users or applications can access data from a storage device. This means that two separate workstations

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Restore

SPHiNX enables customers to experience faster restores. What is a restore? From time to time, enterprises experience data loss. Hardware, software, and media sometimes fail. Natural disasters can also compromise data. To protect against these types of events, companies backup

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RAID

With StrongBox, customers are able to reduce their dependency on RAID-based disk storage solutions. What is RAID? Short for redundant array of independent disks, RAID refers to a storage technique that combines multiple disk drives in order to meet a

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Network File System (NFS)

NFS is one way that StrongBox connects to a storage network. What is NFS? NFS is a file-system protocol that allows a client (such as a server) to access files from a storage device over a network. It’s a common

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Network-attached storage (NAS)

As a NAS appliance, StrongBox provides shared access to stored data What is NAS? Network-attached storage (NAS) simply refers to a storage device that is connected to other devices over a network. NAS offers a shared environment for multiple end

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Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)

StrongBox integrates with leading HSM applications that provide seamless data management across all storage tiers. What is HSM software? HSM software is used to move data between various storage devices, such as from disk to tape. HSM software can be

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Linear Tape Open (LTO)

StrongBox utilizes LTO tape for cost-effective, ultra-scalable storage. What is LTO? Linear Tape Open (LTO) is a tape data storage technology that employs open-standards, with no proprietary formatting. The term refers to the tape itself and it goes hand in

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Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

StrongBox leverages LTFS for non-proprietary data storage on tape. What is LTFS? LTFS is an industry standard for organizing data on LTO (linear tape open) media. IBM invented LTFS in 2010. Today, it is essentially a file system that enables

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Fixed content

StrongBox tames the unruly growth of fixed content. What is fixed content? Fixed content is data that does not change after it is initially created, such as video, photos, PDFs, and old emails.Industry reports expect that up to 80% of

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Fibre Channel (FC)

Fibre Channel enables connectivity between a StrongBox and tape libraries. What is Fibre Channel? Fibre Channel (FC) is a high-performance network technology used to connect computer data storage. FC is the standard for connecting tape libraries to servers and other

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Disaster Recovery (DR)

What is disaster recovery? Most companies have a disaster recovery (DR) strategy. This might include making multiple copies of data and storing one copy offsite. In the event of a system failure or catastrophic event (like flood or fires), businesses

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Common Internet File System (CIFS)

CIFS is one way that StrongBox connects to a storage network. What is CIFS? CIFS is a standard connectivity protocol for computers/users to share files across networks. CIFS is viewed as a complement to existing internet application protocols like HTTP.

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Cloud storage

StrongBox empowers unique, tape-based cloud storage. What is cloud storage? Cloud storage has gained popularity as it promises universal data access and “hardware-free” storage. Cloud providers sell capacity, often charging access and monthly service fees. When data is stored “in

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Archive

StrongBox provides cost-effective archiving for unstructured data and fixed content. What is an archive? An archive consists of protected copies of data retained for the long term to meet compliance, retention mandates, and other future business needs. The data in

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Active archive

StrongBox enables an active archive architecture. What is an active archive? An active archive is a combined solution of applications, disk, and tape hardware that gives users an effortless means to store and manage all of their data, where data

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