HGST Active Archive System

HGST Active Archive System

Scaling Up From 672TB, Scaling Out To 35PB, A Cloud-Scale Object Storage System That’s More Affordable, Scalable and Accessible Than Ever Before

  • Simple to Deploy - Power and network connections are all you need
  • Limitless Scale - Grow your storage in line with your capacity needs
  • Archive Resiliency - BitDynamics preserves data for high integrity storage
  • Highest Efficiency - Highest capacity per square foot and lowest power per TB
  • Highly Secure - End-to-end encryption security for data-in-flight and data-at-rest
  • Cloud Availability - Survive an entire data center outage with geographical distribution of data

Big Benefits for
Petabyte-Scale Use Cases


Explore Backup, Recovery & Archive Explore Private & Hybrid Clouds Explore Cloud Service Providers Explore Healthcare & Life Sciences Explore Media & Entertainment

Simplifying Petabyte-Scale Data Growth


For data centers battling massive data growth, flat budgets and limited IT resources, the HGST Active Archive System is an object storage system that transforms silos of data storage into cloud-scale active archives. For data that requires long-term retention with easy and fast retrieval, the Active Archive System provides unprecedented levels of accessibility, scalability, simplicity and affordability.


Install and Deploy in Minutes


The Active Archive System has removed all the challenges of architecting, purchasing and operating white-box cloud storage solutions by delivering a fully integrated system that can be up and running in minutes. Each unit is vertically integrated with object storage software, networking, servers and storage in an industry standard 42U rack.


Object Storage Delivers Scale Like Never Before


Our resilient object storage platform delivers the highest level of data durability in the industry. Utilizing the most advanced 10TB second-generation HelioSeal® hard drives, the scale-out object storage system delivers the performance, efficiency and scale required for public and private cloud, with extremely low $/TB and watts/TB. Active Archive Accessibility


ActiveScale Cloud Management


ActiveScale CM provides cloud-based, advanced system insights and analytics for Active Archive Systems. When you’re managing explosive data growth across diverse geographies, traditional support structures simply can’t keep up. With ActiveScale CM, you can view all your Active Archive Systems to monitor and manage your service level agreements and optimal system health.

Professional Services


StorChoice™ Professional Services are available to assist in the installation and implementation of your object storage solution. Customers with constrained resource environments immediately benefit from the additional flexibility in implementing new technology.

Base Rack
Full Rack
General
Model #
SA1000 | SA1010
SA7000 | SA7010
Configuration
Maximum Object Size
16TB
16TB
Maximum Number of Objects
1.8B
1.8B
Configuration Capacity (raw/usable)
672TB / 417TB | 840TB / 521TB
4.7PB / 2.9PB | 5.9PB / 3.6PB
3-Geo Configuration (raw/usable)
4.03PB / 1.9PB | 5.04PB / 2.4PB
28.2PB / 13.5PB | 35.4PB / 16.9PB
Expansion Options
Scale-Up Module Model #
UA1000 | UA 1010
N/A
Scale-Up Module Capacity (raw/usable)
672 / 417TB | 840TB / 521TB
N/A
Performance
Client throughput performance
Up to 3.5GB/s (depending on configuration)
Up to 3.5GB/s (depending on configuration)
Reliability
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
24x7
24x7
Reliability - Warranty (yrs)
3
3
Data Integrity
Tolerates 1000 bit errors per object
Tolerates 1000 bit errors per object
Data Durability
Begins at 11x9s (99.999999999%)
15x9s (99.9999999999999%)
Upgrade
Rolling upgrades
Rolling upgrades
Connectivity
Protocols
RESTful S3 (NSF/SMB via NAS gateway)
RESTful S3 (NSF/SMB via NAS gateway)
Client Connectivity
60Gbps/rack (6x10Gb/s)
60Gbps/rack (6x10Gb/s)
Power
Power Consumption - typical/max (W)
2700 / 3000
6700 / 7400
Power Consumption - typical/max (KVA)
2.7 / 2.78
6.98 / 7.05
Power Characteristics
200-240VAC, 30A, 3 phase 50/60Hz
200-240VAC, 30A, 3 phase 50/60Hz
Physical Size
Rack Size Height x Width x Depth mm (in)
2041 x 600 x 1100 (82.52 x 23.622 x 40.354)
2041 x 600 x 1100 (82.52 x 23.622 x 40.354)
Weight kg (lbs)
503kg / 1109lbs
1060kg / 2338lbs
Environmental
Cooling
Redundant high efficiency fans in the system
Redundant high efficiency fans in the system
Temperature Range
20° to 35°C de-rated 2% per 1000 feet altitude increase
20° to 35°C de-rated 2% per 1000 feet altitude increase
Humidity
8% to 90% (non-condensing)
8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Compliance
FCC/ICES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22, CISPR 24, KN22, KN24, EN60950-1 2nd Edition, UL60950-1 2nd Edition
FCC/ICES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22, CISPR 24, KN22, KN24, EN60950-1 2nd Edition, UL60950-1 2nd Edition
BTU/hr (max)
10,134
25,147
Carbon Footprint (max)
0.0062 Metric Tons of CO2
0.0062 Metric Tons of CO2

Highlights:

  • Simple to Deploy – Power and network connections are all that is needed
  • Limitless Scale – Increase capacity and performance in line with data growth
  • Highest Resiliency – 15 nines data durability, with the ability to survive a data center outage
  • Best TCO – Lowest acquisition cost, power/TB, highest capacity and density

Best Fit Applications

REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products

REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products.

Agency Approval Letter
RoHS II Compliance and Exemptions for HGST Storage Products

Identifies HGST storage products that comply with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances (“RoHS Directive”).

Agency Approval Letter
451 Research Pathfinder Report: Boost Your Efficiency and Resiliency with Object Storage

The burden of data storage continues to be a major challenge for enterprise and midsized organizations. With data growth spiraling out of control and the concurrent need to increase efficiency while reducing costs, organizations are looking for alternatives to traditional SAN and NAS storage appliances. Although object storage has been an emerging market for more than a decade, this architecture provides operational and capacity scalability enhancements that organizations are craving. This report discusses the storage management challenges organizations are facing today and the potential benefits object storage can provide to help ease these burdens.

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Analyst Report
DeepStorage Technology Validation Report: Object Storage as a Backup Target - HGST Active Archive System Delivers for Commvault Data Platform

While the tools and techniques used to manage data change every decade or so, IT professionals will continue backing up their systems to protect them from the unexpected. While deduplicating backup targets eased the transition from tape to disk, backup object storage systems like the HGST Active Archive System may be a better solution for today’s large backup users. Now that backup applications support writing directly to object storage, eliminating the need for problematical and costly NAS gateways, enterprise users should seriously consider using a local object store as their primary backup target.

This paper validates the Active Archive System with the Commvault Data Platform as a large-scale backup target. This paper includes:

  • Using a single multi-petabyte object storage for archival and backup
  • Using software deduplication and Active Archive to achieve 10¢ or less per GB
  • How Active Archive can eliminate the need for forklift upgrades

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Analyst Report
EMA Brief: HGST Maximizes Savings with Object Storage Management Suite

The HGST object storage system is an cost-effective storage solution with an efficient, proactive management platform, providing the solution needed to address data growth, meet service level agreements, and maximize administrative resources.

Analyst Report
ESG Infographic: Object Storage, the Foundation for Next-Gen IT
Object storage is the prevailing storage technology behind some of the largest cloud storage providers in the world today. It’s quickly becoming the foundation for next-gen IT
Analyst Report
ESG Report: Strong Versus Weak Consistency - Why You Should Start From a Position of Strength

Understand the differences in eventual vs. strong consistency so you can choose the best model for your workloads and applications in your enterprise environment.

Analyst Report
ESG Solution Showcase: HGST Active Archive System Provides Plug-and-play Simplicity and Cloud Scale

The HGST Active Archive System reflects HGST’s move from component player to provider of a turnkey object storage system at a time when the storage industry is ripe for alternatives to file and block storage. This system should appeal to data center managers looking for a plug-and-play solution that helps them transition to hybrid cloud storage, back up data, archive that data, and keep it accessible for research and analytics. In addition to providing easy access, scalability, and security, this media-agnostic system is likely to be less expensive than traditional storage.

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Analyst Report
ESG Solution Showcase: HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT

Under increased pressure from decades of rapid data growth coupled with a desire to unlock greater value from data via analytics, IT organizations have begun to seek new data storage alternatives. For many environments, the status quo of traditional storage cannot provide the scale, the flexibility, or the cost-effectiveness required by today’s application environment. The HGST Active Archive System seeks to provide an answer with its software-defined object storage architecture designed to deliver a flexible and cost-effective design option while supporting massively scalable storage.

This white paper answers the questions: Why IT is deploying object storage; Why HGST object storage for a perfect fit today's IT workloads; and How object storage fits into the big picture of data storage technology.

Analyst Report
Evaluator Group Report: Integrating Data Protection and Active Archiving, a Technology Insight Paper from the Evaluator Group

Data protection has long been fundamental to properly managing enterprise information. Yet it is an increasingly complicated endeavor now as enterprise IT encounters new demands requiring different capabilities than those currently used. New solutions that can be scaled simply and economically are now required. In addition, ones that go beyond backup and beyond recovery to include analytics for decision systems and discovery may also be required.

This paper examines using the HGST Active Archive system with Veritas NetBackup@reg; software. This paper includes:

  • Data availability at scale
  • Manageability and disaster recovery capabilities

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Analyst Report
Evaluator Group Report: Solving Capacity Growth Issues, a Technology Insight Paper

The amount of newly created information continues to increase and organizations are attempting to address problems created by different means. Most are searching for long-term solutions, understanding that the problems created by increasing capacity demands require changes in operational practices and reduced costs for preserving and protecting information. Certain industries such as life sciences, healthcare, media & entertainment, and cloud services providers are experiencing problems more acutely because of scale of the amount of content created but almost all organizations have issues from increased capacity demands.

This paper examines using the HGST Active Archive system for capacity scaling impacts. This paper includes:

  • Data protection and recovery devices
  • Physical infrastructure including connectivity, power, space and cooling
  • Administrative staff to manage data and systems

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Analyst Report
Evaluator Group Report: Solving Data Protection: HGST Active Archive System & Commvault, a Technology Insight Paper

Data protection is a fundamental requirement in managing information and yet it is a complicated endeavor with differing demands requiring different capabilities. Continuing increases in the amount of created content that must be stored and protected complicates the practices for protecting information, necessitating new solutions that can economically and simply scale. The precipitating event of meeting the capacity increase demands for data protection becomes an inflection point for addressing overall concerns including recovery point concerns leading to near-continuous data protection, backup and recovery time operational impacts, and additional burdens from use of protected data beyond disaster recovery. Usages beyond recovery may include analytics for decision systems and discovery.

This paper examines the capabilities when HGST Storage and Commvault software are combined to cover the needed features for data protection. This paper includes:

  • Data protection requirements
  • File Archiving
  • Availability and replication

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Analyst Report
Mesabi Group Report: HGST Marries Object Storage to its Active Archive System

Mesabi Group reports on the HGST Active Archive System, designed to help organizations overcome cost challenges to retain and access archive data for greater business value

Analyst Report
Quocirca Report: Are you one eDiscovery away from a budgetary meltdown?

Using cloud storage for data archival may look affordable, but watch out for hidden costs when faced with an eDisclosure notice. A private cloud could be the answer.

Analyst Report
Quocirca Report: Object Storage 101

 An overview of object storage, how it differs from traditional block and file storage approaches, and why it’s the new choice for information storage and management

Analyst Report
Quocirca Report: SAN, NAS or time to try something new?

Market brief from Quocirca’s Clive Longbottom. This brief discusses how object-based storage can offer enterprises an alternative to the traditional block and file based network storage solutions.

Analyst Report
Storage Switzerland Report: Meeting Data Security Demands with Object Storage

Storage Switzerland’s Joseph Ortiz discusses the importance of data security. A modern object storage solution offers organizations the ability to scale their storage while cost-effectively protecting data availability and guarding against data corruption.

Analyst Report
Storage Switzerland: Do You Always Need to Backup?

 Storage Switzerland analyst Curtis Preston discusses backing up data to provide data protection. He examines continuous data protection and near continuous data protection schemes in light of the inherently fault tolerant nature of object-based storage solutions.

 

Analyst Report
StorageMojo Whitepaper: RAID based archives: threat or menace?

StorageMojo analyst Robin Harris discusses why RAID technology is unsuited for archive applications. For archives, a newer storage paradigm — scale-out object storage — is far superior. Scale-out archive object storage systems with low-cost hardware and smart software, and advanced erasure codes, offer extraordinary data protection at a cost far below that of legacy RAID systems.

Analyst Report
StorageMojo: Availability vs durability in archive solutions

This StorageMojo white paper explains the difference between data availability and durability. Availability refers to system uptime, while durability refers to long-term data protection. Durability is the key requirement for archives.

Analyst Report
Data Center and Enterprise Storage Solutions

HGST's comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-class storage products enables the most mission-critical use cases, ideally suited for today’s high-performance data centers.

Brochure
HGST HelioSeal Technology Brochure

HGST HelioSeal technology enables higher densities for capacity enterprise HDDs and is compatible with magnetic recording technologies like PMR, HAMR and BPM. With SMR, it enables the cold storage market.

Brochure
Case Study: State-of-the-Art Archival Protection for OvationData’s Billions of Dollars of Managed Digital Assets

OvationData needed to cost-effectively manage, deliver, and preserve extremely large volumes of data for its customers. The Active Archive System with the Versity Storage Manager solution delivered the price and performance they were looking for.

Case Study
ActiveScale CM System Data Sheet

ActiveScale CM provides cloud-based, advanced system insights and analytics for our object storage systems.

Data sheet
HGST Active Archive System Data Sheet

HGST Active Archive System is purpose-built object storage system, designed to easily store and manage petabyte-scale data growth and provides the foundation for Simplicity at Scale

Data sheet
HGST Active Archive System Support Offerings Overview Data Sheet
This 2-page document provides an overview of the support tier offerings available for purchase with the Active Archive System -- Silver, Gold and Platinum -- plus a "no return" option that's available separately.
Data sheet
Active Archive Industry Brief: Cloud Service Providers

Cloud Storage and Service Providers can simplify petabyte-scale growth with HGST Active Archive Systems, which make data storage more affordable, scalable and accessible

Industry Brief
Active Archive Industry Brief: Healthcare and Life Science

Medical and research organizations can simplify petabyte-scale growth with HGST Active Archive Systems, which make data storage more affordable, scalable and accessible

Industry Brief
Active Archive Industry Brief: Media and Entertainment

Media and Entertainment organizations can simplify petabyte-scale growth with HGST Active Archive Systems, which make data storage more affordable, scalable and accessible

Industry Brief
Infographic: Bring Your Data to Live with Object Storage
Object storage delivers scale and accessibility at scale. When used for backup and archive, it helps organizations access and monetize their data assets.
Infographic
Professional Services for HGST Active Archive System

HGST offers professional installation and implementation services for the Active Archive System to ensure quick and efficient installation, deployment and operation.

Service Brief
StorChoice Professional Services for Data Center Systems & Platforms

StorChoice professional services for data center systems and platforms help you assess, deploy, and configure your storage investment.

Service Brief
Managing the Digital Media Asset Explosion in an S3 Hybrid Cloud World

This paper focuses on the Media and Entertainment industry and its use of media asset management systems for efficiently store, archive, and distribute distribution of high-resolution video assets.

Solution Brief
HGST Active Archive System Overview

Purpose-built for petabyte-scale data growth, the HGST Active Archive System enables organizations to affordably store and readily access all their data to maximize its value.

System Overview
Technical Report: ZFS Backup Recovery Cloning Using HGST Active Archive System

This paper shows you how to easily backup and recover ZFS file systems with the HGST Active Archive System as its a central repository.

Technical Report
Native End-to-End Security in the HGST Active Archive System

This paper provides a high-level overview of native end-to-end security for data at rest and in-flight data in the HGST Active Archive System.

Technology Brief
CatDV Use Case: Accelerating Media Workflows with a Hybrid Cloud Solution

Media companies can transform their post-production workflow by implementing a new architecture with the HGST Active Archive System and CatDV Media Asset Manager.

Use Case
iRODs + Object Storage – The Solution for Collaborative Life Sciences Research and Bioimaging

Explosive growth of image files, retention requirements and multi-platform collaboration make object storage the best platform for life science and healthcare organizations.

Use Case
QStar Use Case: Managing Petabyte-Scale Active Media Archives Solution

Using industry leading technology designed for Media & Entertainment workflows, HGST's Active Archive System and QStar's Archive Replicator software optimize the ingest and archiving of valuable video content, delivering a private/hybrid cloud-based, petabyte-scale active media archive solution.

 

Use Case
Use Case: Accelerate Business Agility with Hybrid Cloud Storage

HGST Active Archive System is cloud storage technology that can be easily deployed and integrated into existing NAS environments using Avere FXT Edge filers.

Use Case
Use Case: HGST Active Archive System Accelerates Media Production Workflows

This 2-page use case describes how to accelerate sports media production workflows by integrating simple and scalable on-premise storage and Amazon Web Services.

Use Case
Use Case: Managing the Avalanche of Data from 3D and HFR Digital Cinema and UHD TV

HGST Active Archive System is cloud storage technology that allows studio and post-production houses to affordably store and readily access their HFR and 4K capture content

Use Case
Use Case: Managing the Enormous Growth of Medical Images with an Object Storage Active Archive

This 4-page paper conceptualizes how the HGST Active Archive System can help healthcare organizations affordably tame and manage the massive growth of medical images.

Use Case
Use Case: Meeting the Storage Challenge of Exponential Data Growth in Genomics

This 4-page use case describes how the HGST Active Archive System can help conquer the storage challenges caused by exponential data growth in the field of genomics research.

Use Case
Use Case: Object Storage - The Solution for Collaborative Life Sciences Research and Bioimagery

Explosive growth of image files, retention requirements and multi-platform collaboration make object storage the best platform for life science and healthcare organizations.

Use Case
Use Case: Rethinking Backup and Long-term Active Retention with Private Cloud Storage

The combined solution of Veritas NetBackup and the HGST Active Archive System offers cloud-scale unified data protection to greatly simplify the backup and recovery process.

Use Case
Use Case: Simplify Data Management with Automated Tiering and Archiving

HGST Actve Archive System and Versity Storage Manager combine to create an automated archiving soluton for large-scale business and technical data environments.

Use Case
Use Case: Speed Research Discovery with Comprehensive Storage and Data Management
This use case describes how organizations can speed research discovery by implementing comprehensive technical computing storage and data management architecture.
Use Case
Use Case: Transform into IT-as-a-Service with Unified Cloud Storage and Enterprise File Services

This use case describes how organizations can transform into IT-as-a-service creating a unified cloud storage and enterprise file service solution.

Use Case
Use Case: Transforming Enterprise Storage with Cloud Storage Services

HGST Active Archive System is an object storage system designed to help enterprise IT implement private storage clouds so they can efficiently manage data at enormous scale.

Use Case
Use Case: Transforming the Data Center with Unified Cloud-scale Data Protection and Management

HGST Active Archive System and Commvault Simpana software deliver a backup solution for data management at scale and provides instant access to data archives all at a price point that rivals traditional tape

Use Case
HGST Erasure Coding and Self Protecting Technology

Relentless data growth continues to pressure IT budgets and administrators to find more efficient and effective ways to store and protect petabyte-scale data. At the same time, organizations are looking to unlock the value in the data making the task even more challenging. The right storage architecture can allow organizations to leverage more of their data without requiring budgets to scale at the same pace. A storage solution that provides users disk-based access performance from anywhere in the world, helps protect the data from loss, scales without limits and is easy to manage and maintain. HGST has developed a new class of storage built on object storage technology to address these needs

This white paper discusses BitSpread® rateless erasure coding, plus BitDynamics data integrity and repair technologies within HGST object storage software.

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White Paper
  • Arcserve provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Founded in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. The new unified architecture, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. To learn more about Arcserve - visit www.arcserve.com.

  • Avere gives organizations the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage, the freedom to store files anywhere – in the cloud or on premises – all without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Our Edge-Core storage architecture made possible by the FXT Series Edge filer product line, allows enterprises to leverage public and private cloud storage resources without having to rewrite existing applications or compromise on performance or availability. To learn more how HGST and Avere products work together - get the use case.

  • CloudBerry's offerings include the powerful, easy-to-use CloudBerry Explorer that provides a user interface allowing to access, move and manage files across on-premises S3-compliant cloud storage and public Amazon S3 buckets. Advanced features can include source side encryption, compression, multipart upload, multithreading, content compare, upload rules and more. To learn more about CloudBerry Explorer - visit www.cloudberrylab.com.

  • Commvault pioneered numerous industry-shaping innovations and established itself as a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform modern data environments. Commvault solutions comprise one of the industry's leading portfolios in data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, file sync and share. To learn more about how HGST and Commvault products work together - get the use case.

  • CTERA enables enterprises to securely sync, share, protect and govern files from any device, server or remote office, all from the private or virtual private cloud of their choice. Trusted by the Fortune 100 and leading service providers, CTERA provides industry's most secure approach to file services, with the widest choice of use cases and infrastructure options to enable the IT-as-a-Service transformation. To learn more about how HGST and CTERA products work together - get the use case.

  • CyanGate has extensive experience in designing, delivering, and implementing award-winning Digital Asset Management (DAM) Solutions. Customers include global Fortune 500 companies in diverse industries such as Retail, Publishing, Media and Broadcasting. CyanGate offers cloud storage solutions for OpenText Media Manager (Cloud Storage Plugin) and salesforce.com (S-Drive). To learn more about CyanGate - visit www.cyangate.com.

  • The Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) is open source data management software used by industry, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide. iRODS provides four pillars to manage data growth – Data Virtualization, Data Discovery, Workflow Automation, and Federation. The iRODS Consortium provides exhaustive testing on supported platforms, plugin support for authentication, database technology, storage resource, networking, microservices, and the API itself, as well as extensive documentation, training, and support services. To learn more about how HGST and iRODS products work together - get the use case.

  • Levels Beyond is the company behind the software platform "Reach Engine," a system that provides streamlined media-management, distribution, optimization and monetization capabilities to a range of customers who work with video. Reach Engine provides a modern digital foundation for customers and partners to build their future safely with the most flexible platform to address their media workflow and orchestration challenges. Working with companies of all sizes, Reach Engine has a strong track record with the largest media producers in the film, TV and sports verticals. To learn more about Levels Beyond - visit reachengine.com.

  • Veritas Technologies enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world's largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organizations of all sizes, including 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage. To learn more about how HGST and Veritas products work together - get the use case.

  • Versity is an independent developer of large scale archival storage software, the Versity Storage Manager brings enterprise-class storage virtualization to the Linux platform. Based on Open Source technology, with open APIs, VSM is a purpose-built archiving system that automatically manages data throughout its lifecycle – with storage policies defined to support the requirements of any business. To learn more about how HGST and Versity products work together – get the use case.