PoINT System

Companies that face the challenge, to replace an obsolete archive system, receive extensive support from the PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. Siegen. The software maker offered Storage Manager in connection with the PoINT corresponding know-how to the successful implementation of migration projects. They shall ensure that such projects will not affect IT operations. Applications and users can continue without interrupting their work. Archive migration sure among the most unpopular projects in the task pane by IT administrators.

The risk that something not so as planned, is relatively high because of the complexity. Often the implementation also significantly longer takes than originally calculated. To get the system downtime and costs, which are higher at the end, as previously assumed. That migration of electronic archive systems at all are necessary, has several reasons: on the one hand be prescribed retention periods often several decades, while on the other side storage technologies are obsolete after five years. To come high and even rising cost of support contracts, to keep alive the obsolete storage hardware. The ever-growing volume of the archive is forcing companies to make existing systems with higher capacities.

No solution is basically to avoid an archiving system that now should every responsible be aware what risks he enters for the company and for yourself. This problem environment addressed the PoINT Storage Product Manager of the software manufacturer PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. The solution enables transparent migration in the background without interrupting while the operational access must be. Through different methods this process is being implemented. With the standardized file system approach (CIFS share of the PoINT VFS), the archive system hardware for users and applications is abstracted so that automated migrations as background processes can be performed. Another supported approach is the migrate after link “-migration.” These references (links) are in the new archive system, created that refer to the data in the old archive.