News release

Date: 7th November 2012

PoINT participates in research projects for intelligent data storage

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH participates with different project partners in the research projects SENSE and COOLSoftware.

Siegen, Germany - November 7th, 2012 PoINT Software & Systems GmbH participates with different project partners in the research projects SENSE and COOLSoftware. The purpose of the research project SENSE („intelligent Storage and Exploration of large documeNt Sets“) is to develop a management system administrating big data volumes throughout their total life cycle and optimizing workflows by semantic data analysis. The focus is laid on the continuous use of semantic analysis results ranging from intelligent resource saving storage until context optimized application. The project „COOLSoftware“ is aimed at energy efficiency in distributed computer environments through dynamic re-configuration of the software architecture by using intelligent resource manager, especially for distributed storage systems, and to test these experimentally.

„Research and Development are central elements for PoINT for ensuring the sustainability of existing product lines and for offering customers innovative solutions long-term“, explains Bernd Klee, CEO of PoINT. „Therefore we are joining different research projects like SENSE or COOLSoftware and work together with renowned universities, like TU Dresden, which was recently announced as elite university."

PoINT applies its longtime know-how and its competence in the field of storage management within the project SENSE. Especially the application of semantic meta data by data storage in a tiered storage architecture is mainly focused. In this project procedures and methods are designed by which data can be stored automatically in the optimal storage layer according to their value and their application context. This improves the performance of the total system and simultaneously saves energy- and storage resources.

The aspect energy efficiency is the main topic of the research project „COOLSoftware“. Energy efficiency is becoming more and more mission critical for companies as in future energy cost have to be considered significantly stronger. Also in this project the know-how of PoINT in the field of storage management is a central element in the research study.

The storage specialist thinks that applying the research results of both projects is an excellent basis for further development of its own products and especially for a faster availability of both described innovations.

About PoINT

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables an early support of innovative storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as Toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by the programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with his long-term and versatile experience.

PoINT products are distributed by 50 partners in more than 25 countries world-wide and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations. PoINT customers range from end users expecting a compact and secure solution to large corporations, which comply with our solutions their complex demands by providing the necessary reliability and perfection.

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Carmen Kölsch
Manager Marketing
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH
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57080 Siegen
tel.: +49 271 3841-159
fax: +49 271 3841-151

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