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This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 1 March 2005 issue of Exploring the most innovative midrange systems
Archivas' proprietary file system provides full access to archive objects regardless of what application created the file. @exb At a glance: Archivas ArC Company: Archivas Inc Product: ArC What it does: Provides long-term, scalable archival storage and fast access to fixed-content files Upside: Less expensive than competing products like EMC's Centera Downside: New vendor, proprietary technology Special features: WORM, RAIN architecture; distributed meta data repository Cost: $150,000 (15TB configuration, including software and hardware) @exe Companies are struggling with how to store files that won't--or must not--change but may need to be accessed. Primary Fibre Channel (FC) and SCSI disk is too costly, tape is too slow and laborious, and neither media has the management capabilities to ensure permanent file integrity. Waltham, MA-based Archivas Inc.'s ArC software lets companies store fixed-content files as write once, read many (WORM) data over the long term, yet provides fast access to files. It guarantees the storage and retrieval of files--even if the... Access >>>
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