Tarmin GridBank is an innovative cloud storage data management platform for storing data, controlling risk and understanding information
Store. Control. Understand.
The GridBank platform offers a comprehensive suite of features that translate into significant benefits for customers. Through a modular architecture delivering a wide range of functionality, clients are able to realize enhancements in their understanding of business critical information, improved regulatory and data risk control and significantly reduced storage costs. The comprehensive GridBank feature set is outlined below.
GridBank delivers hardware agnostic object storage, scalable to PBs and billions of objects. It provides Object Dedupe, compression, encryption and policy-driven data management for storage optimization.
The multi-site global namespace enables geo-dispersed storage pools to be consolidated through file system virtualization. Through this technology, GridBank delivers a centralized repository, eliminating data silos and reducing infrastructure complexity.
GridBank offers archiving, migration, ingestion, indexing and policy-based tiering of data. This ensures that retention, preservation and disposal are managed with both read/write and tamper-proof WORM copies available at optimal performance levels, mitigating compliance risks.
Failsafe replication functionality is included in the software core, providing high availability and disaster recovery in the event of datacenter outages.
Through consolidation of disparate unstructured datasets, GridBank offers unified search for e-Discovery, data classification and on demand access to information for accelerated innovation.
Finally, GridBank provides a big data analytics framework for application aware data mining and big analytics reporting and dashboarding based on data flows from customers, partners, market metrics and unstructured data stores.
The benefits of the GridBank platform are described below. It follows the Tarmin strategy of focusing on the Three Pillars of GridBank, storing data, controlling risk and understanding information.
Three Pillars of GridBank
The GridBank platform addresses four key points of data storage. GridBank limits the growth rate of data volumes through Object Dedupe and compression, ensuring that any unnecessary replicas are eliminated. Through automated policy-based data tiering, GridBank ensures that data is stored on the most appropriate tier of storage, delivering an optimal performance for both frequently and infrequently accessed data. It reduces the increasing unstructured data sprawl through GridSync, its local to cloud synchronization client, and smart device ingestion functionality, as well as through network trawling for .PST and other file ingestion. Finally, GridBank reduces total cost of ownership through storage optimization and significantly simplifying the complexity of managing disparate storage pools across heterogeneous hardware resources.
GridBank delivers benefits for customers for controlling regulatory compliance, legal and commercial risks. It offers an integrated information governance framework for retention and disposal, including digital shredding, granular legal hold, and e-Discovery solutions, ensuring that legal and data compliance risks are mitigated. Additionally, it controls the regulatory, commercial and reputational risks of data protection and security through object-level encryption and authentication with strict logical separation between multi-tenancy stores. GridBank also ensures that data is highly available through fail safe replication, offering continuous data access even in the event of a data center outage. Finally, through automated data and object check summing, GridBank protects clients from the risk to data integrity through corruption or hardware failure.
GridBank is designed to enable organizations to better understand and gain insights from their critical data to enhance decision making. It offers big data analytics, empowering organizations to use its big analytics framework and data classification tools to understand underlying trends in business critical unstructured data. Through these analytics tools, organizations are able to gain actionable insights from their data, preempting future opportunities or threats to their core markets. Additionally, through high availability, clients gain continuous access to their data repositories, reducing downtime due to outages and accelerating search and e-Discovery. Finally, through enhanced access to company information, customers are empowered to innovate developing sustainable competitive advantage.