If you’re currently contemplating a move off Centera or ECS, consider all of the available options and think carefully about the scope of your object storage strategies and how easily you can achieve your current and future goals with a single solution.
Reciprocal has partnered with Hitachi Data Systems offering a product called HCAP (Hitachi Content Archive Platform). It takes the approach of indexing the metadata and content as the files were written to the archive, so that HCAP has awareness of the content and could provide event-based updating of the full text and metadata index as retention status changed or as files were deleted. While CAS solutions focused on storing content, HCAP is focused on accessing it. The interfaces to HCAP are non-proprietary, supporting NFS, CIFS, SMTP, WebDAV and HTTP and supported policy-based integration from many distributed or centralised repositories such as e-mail, file systems, databases, applications and content or document management systems. The elimination of silos enables users to leverage a set of common and unified archive services such as centralised search, policy-based retention, authentication and protection.
Reciprocal will Improve your visibility of your data; both age and location.
HCP is a secure, distributed, object–based storage system designed to deliver smart web-scale solutions. HCP obviates the need for a siloed approach to storing an assortment of unstructured content. With massive scale, multiple storage tiers, multi-tenancy and configurable attributes for each tenant, HCP can support a range of applications on a single HCP instance and combine the data for in-depth investigations.
HCP has support for additional interfaces like Amazon S3 and Open Stack Swift, the latest advances in server and storage technology, like VMware and erasure coding, and the numerous advances in security, clustering, and data management enhancements.
Here are some recommendations if you’re evaluating new object storage options: