June 1st, 2007 / Sector: Storage / ILM / Companies
GRAU Data Storage Transfers Product Maintenance to Comparex Services GmbH
Schwäbisch Gmünd, June 1, 2007 – Effective today, GRAU announced that Comparex Services GmbH takes over the maintenance and service for the library and archiving systems manufactured by GRAU, as well as the supply of all upgrades and extensions.
Comparex Services GmbH offers many years of expertise in maintenance and service within multi-vendor environments. Comparex has gained extensive know-how with GRAU products over the last 10 years, serving as a GRAU Sales and Service Partner for large customers using GRAU libraries and archiving systems. With this step, Comparex wants to extend systematically the existing customer basis.
For further questions, contact Martin Schnuerle, operations manager at GRAU, at +49 7171 187 303.
May 27, 2004
GRAU Data Storage Joins HP's Information Lifecycle Management Partner Program / GRAU DATA Storage Teams with HP to Deliver Information Lifecycle Management Solutions
Schwäbisch Gmünd, May 27, 2004. Grau Data Storage (GDS) today announced that it has joined HP’s Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) partner program, which is designed to help customers actively manage information from its creation through deletion in accordance with business policies and federal regulatory requirements. "Now that we are part of HP's ILM program, we can deliver a certified Information Lifecycle Management solution to HP's customers", said Herbert Grau, CEO and founder of Grau Data Storage. "Our latest product, the Infinistore ArchiveFiler offers an integrated combination of HP hardware, GDS software and services."
In order to deliver a complete Infinistore ArchiveFiler (IAF) ILM solution, GDS has tested and certified several HP hardware solutions that fit in the GDS IAF concept. This will help customers simplify their data management, especially in the areas of DMS, SAP R/3, CAD/CAM, medical image data, pre press systems and audio and video archiving. With capacities from 1 TB to over 100 TB, the Infinistore ArchiveFiler presents itself as a very attractive storage solution against conventional systems. This solution combines the speed of hard-disk drives with the reliability of tape storage through a unique two media strategy. Thanks to the revolutionary new Linux-based software architecture, the IAF integrates the advantages of both media into one system. Several configurations are possible, for example disk/disk or disk/tape. The modular design facilitates the seamless integration of an individual ILM solution that best fits into existing IT infrastructure. No APIs or drivers are needed.
HP’s ILM solutions address three key challenges customers face today, including retention management, data management and reference information management. HP’s solutions provide the framework for delivering additional ILM value and functionality into the future.
”The explosive growth of business information, coupled with new federal regulations that dictate how information is managed and stored, requires increasingly sophisticated solutions and policies to effectively cope with that information,” said Rusty Smith, director of Information Lifecycle Management, Technology Solutions Group, HP. ”Our ILM program is designed to help customers implement efficient and comprehensive ILM solutions to manage data over its lifetime. We are happy to welcome GRAU Data Storage into our partner program and look forward to working together to solve the information management challenges of our joint customers.”
GRAU Data Storage AG, headquartered in Schwäbisch Gmünd, today employs about 60 people, specializes in the development and marketing of hardware and software systems for information lifecycle management(ILM), backup and archiving. Since the introduction of the INFINISTORE® product family in 1999, this innovative storage solution has already been installed at numerous renowned customers.
GRAU Data Storage AG, Steffen Reusch, Marie-Curie-Str. 19, D-73529 Schwaebisch Gmuend. Tel.: +49 (0)7171-187 212,
Fax: +49 (0)7171-187 250, E-Mail: info@GrauDataStorage.de, Internet: www.GrauDataStorage.de
INFORMATION FOR THE PRESS– Storage Department
December 3, 2002
Radio NRW Archives Audio Data
Schwäbisch Gmünd, December 3, 2002. Radio NRW has implemented its new long-term archive for audio data with a storage solution from Grau Data Storage. The broadcaster, which operates from Oberhausen and is Germany’s largest provider of private radio according to its own statements, stores reports which have already been broadcast on Infinistore Virtual Disk (IVD), a fully integrated system for storing and managing large amounts of data. In addition, the new system is also used for the backup of user data.
Grau Data Storage Implements Backup and Archiving Solution
Two functions of IVD, Model M, tipped the scales in favor of Grau Data’s solution when the broadcaster made its decision: the hierarchical storage management (HSM) integrated in the IVD software and the shared-library function. HSM ensures that the data stored on the IVD are analyzed, for example, for access frequency or other previously specified criteria. Accordingly, the IVD fully automatically migrates rarely used reports to the tapes in the integrated Tape Library. Thanks to the shared-library function, radio NRW can logically segment its Tape Library, using one part of the tapes for the archive. The other tapes are assigned to the backup of user data.
The electronic long-term audio archive is intended to make the editors’ daily work easier. Steffen Reusch, product manager at Grau Data Storage, sums up the requirements: “The editors ought to be able to use the solution easily, it ought to be accessible around the clock to a large user group, and it would have to offer enough capacity to last for many years. At the same time, it would have to be designed in a way that would support its problem-free integration into the existing network.” Previously, all audio data, including jingles, musical pieces, reports, and advertising, were stored on two audio servers which provided the titles for the broadcasts. Because their capacity is limited as well, the archive was additionally supposed to disburden these audio servers.
While the solution currently has a capacity of 5 TB for the archive, it is scalable up to 34 TB. Four TB are available for the backup. The perfect, problem-free integration into the network is readily achieved through the “plug-and-play” principle.
GRAU Data Storage AG, headquartered in Schwäbisch Gmünd, was founded in 1990. The company, which today employs ca. 70 people, specializes in the development and marketing of hardware and software systems for data backup and archiving. Since the introduction of the INFINISTORE product family in 1999, this innovative storage solution has already been installed at the facilities of numerous renowned customers such as Audi, Bosch, and Siemens. For its sales operations, Grau has succeeded in acquiring a range of highly competent partners.
Information: GRAU Data Storage AG, Steffen Reusch, Stuttgarter Strasse 3, D-73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd, phone: (071 71) 18 72 12, fax: (071 71) 18 72 50, e-mail: info@GrauDataStorage.de, Internet: www.GrauDataStorage.de
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