EchoLeaf Archiving: Standards-Based, Reliable, Flexible, Environmentally Friendly
EchoLeaf creates a hybrid environment for computer storage , giving you the ease-of-use of disk-based archive solutions, with the economy of tape-based Hierarchical Storage Management. EchoLeaf uses LTFS the Linear Tape File System - to create a straightforward tape-based archive that is flexible and easy to manage. To understand the value of EchoLeaf there are three layers of benefits. First, the advantages of modern, IBM tape technology; Second, the added advantages of LTFS; And finally the full-solution value from EchoLeaf Systems.
Disk v Tape
Advances in tape technology make it secure, highly reliable, and far less expensive than disk for almost any archiving use case.
The Linear Tape File System makes tape “self-describing” and is a widely adopted standard. The data on LTFS tapes is not tied to the system that writes it.
EchoLeaf adds ease-of-use and added functionality to LTFS, helping to fulfill the promise of the LTFS standard.
EchoLeaf Offers Scalable Archiving Solutions
EchoLeaf can be used for general purpose archiving, Banking and Insurance, Disaster Recovery, Medical Imaging, and Media and Entertainment use cases. In each case, you will find that EchoLeaf is less expensive to deploy than traditional disk, far less expensive with a multi-year TCO analysis (often less expensive than Cloud storage) and more secure in many regards.
EchoLeaf Systems provides the needed bridge between basic LTFS functions (from IBM) and the ease of use needed for successful storage deployments. The EchoLeaf “front end” is an easy to install disk-based appliance that can be specifically configured to your organization’s needs. And to individuals and other applications, the EchoLeaf Virtual Drive looks like conventional NAS storage. You can “see” it on the network, drag and drop data to it, copy data, retrieve data, and apply any standard network security functions.
Cost Effective While Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Tapes Last 25+ Years
Tape Energy Costs
1/200th of Disk
LTFS is an Established
– Easy To Use / No Need
for a Command Line
EchoLeaf – Cost Savings
of Tape / Ease-Of-Use of Disk
EchoLeaf – “Set It And Forget
It” Long Term Archiving