ADA: NAS backup for "PETA-vores"

Atempo-Digital Archive (ADA) software has evolved to cover requirements for users with one or more petabytes of data - the “petavores”. It’s true that over the last few years we have often showcased our references for ADA customers -in the media, the film industry for example- having very high data volumes. But did you know that these ADA customers often also use it for backups or for “simple” data moving between storage locations?

ADA user interface

ADA user interface

The good news for existing and new customers is that since last September we have enhanced the data moving engine at the heart of ADA: more multi-threading capacity and enhanced load-balancing.

What happens now is that each agent sets off several flows/threads from the source to target storage. The ADA server distributes the load based on the requested job and manages data flows by ensuring agents remain active and that maximum I/O storage capacities are not exceeded.

We have also boosted ADA’s backup capacities with a rapid scan feature targeting large Isilon NAS clusters. ADA handles NAS snapshots to detect modified or created files and performs rapid scans for deleted files. This new feature is called FastScan and it wears its name well!

When you couple this with data movement multiplexing, it makes ADA a formidable incremental backup engine which can handle petabyte NAS for any file size and type. It’s quick, very quick! So quick, in fact, that we will soon make FastScan available for NetApp NAS and large GPFS clusters.