I archive to a SAN, why do I need KOMpliance?
KOMpliance is a universal archive storage solution that creates a secure storage repository to preserve and protect the critical data assets of an organization regardless of their network hardware, platform or applications. KOMpliance can create secure encrypted storage repositories on a wide range of storage devices and arrays regardless whether they are directly attached or SAN attached over Fibre Channel or iSCSI.
KOMpliance makes sense for enterprises looking to consolidate their storage resources for better utilization. Many organizations have a mixed storage environment, implementing different mediums for specific departments, workgroups and remote offices. KOMpliance integrates into any environment and serves files across all operating platforms. On the network, KOMpliance appears like a native file server. That means that files are saved, protected, preserved and retrieved from KOMpliance, in their native file formats. KOMpliance is based on open industry standard network protocols such as TCP/IP, FC and CIFS to minimize interoperability concerns as your network expands.
We have found that businesses are looking for a “set it and forget it approach”. Information retained for extensive periods of time on a SAN requires a higher degree of management, complexity and cost. As the volume of digital information continues to grow, organizations with strict compliance regulations and high scalability requirements will find it much more cost-effective to archive the valuable data that is not needed often but needs to be retained, preserved and protected to KOMpliance; freeing up space on their SAN for the more mission critical information in the enterprise. KOMpliance can provide many terabytes of storage making efficient use of data center space and lowering power consumption.