News release

Date: 29th August 2013

PoINT Storage Manager optimizes your backup

By PoINT Storage Manager 4.0 of PoINT Software & Systems GmbH companies are able to optimize their backup strategy significantly.

Siegen, Germany - August 29th, 2012. Instead of storing all data at expensive primary storage PoINT Storage Manager migrates in a policy-based manner inactive data to secondary storage. This considerably decreases data volume and reduces time and personnel effort for the daily backup. At the same time investments in storage extensions can be avoided.

According to the Digital-Universe survey of IDC published end of 2012 the data volume in Western Europe doubles all two and a half years. Due to this continuous data growth alternative storage solutions are indispensable. Furthermore data and the corresponding information becomes more important as companies can learn e.g. more about the customer behavior. Additionally enterprises are confronted with complicated and strict compliance regulations. Therefore archiving and backup strategies have to be covered by any company security concept.

For keeping the backup volume of data stored on the primary storage as low as possible advanced methods - besides the already used functions like de-duplication for identifying and eliminating data redundancies –are necessary. One of these methods is the migration of inactive data to cost-efficient secondary storage. By PoINT Storage Manager this is carried out according to pre-defined policies, whereby data can still be accessed transparently. As from experience only about 20% of the total data volume is used actively, the time and personnel effort for the daily backup can be reduced to a fraction. Thus not only the backup-process can be accelerated, but also recovery time can be shortened by PoINT Storage Manager. In addition PoINT Storage Manager reduces costs as primary storage extensions are minimized and the extent of required backup licenses respectively capacities can be decreased.

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.

Press Contacts:
Sebastian Klee
Junior Manager Marketing
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH
Eiserfelder Str. 316
D-57080 Siegen
tel.: +49 271 3841-155
fax: +49 271 3841-151

Nicole Körber
good news! GmbH
Kolberger Str. 36
D-23617 Stockelsdorf
tel.: +49 451 88199-12
fax: +49 451 88199-29

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