Teradactyl releases GPFS backup solution

Teradactyl releases support for GPFS backup for 3.5 and 4.1 versions with a client module for the True incremental Backup System® (TiBS), PteroStor™ Edition. GPFS is a high-performance clustered file system developed by IBM. Teradactyl provides the ability, after an initial full baseline backup, to implement a True incremental Backup on the cluster. Incremental changes are synthetically consolidated with other data in the system to produce lower level backups including Full Backup Volumes. This technology mitigates the need for subsequent cluster full backups thus making it feasible to protect large cluster computing with minimal impact on the environment.

TiBS automatically backs up and restores the ACL’s, extended attributes, and additional metadata attributes for GPFS volumes. Our unique parse, snap, scan approach divides the cluster in manageable backup volumes leveraging more parallel processing capabilities in TiBS. Our AFS capabilities were adapted to support GPFS-FPO or file placement optimization. Restores can be returned to the current pool, prior pool, or restored elsewhere with ACL exceptions clearly noted. With the stability of the True incremental Backup System® and mount points at either end of GPFS asynchronous or synchronous replication locations organizations can easily enable bi-directional local point of restore. Know your data is protected because TiBS GPFS backup keeps immutable files safe from silent error bit flips and active data protected from these and other unforeseen failures. We detect errors often unreported and missed by standard file system monitoring tools.

This GPFS file solution is available in a turnkey cLuster Guard™ appliance for easy deployment and reliable performance in high density computing environments. cLuster Guard™ appliances were developed in response to reports that various hardware platforms were experiencing electrical interruptions between HDD rotational media and server backplanes in high density HPC environments. It was determined that harmonic interference generated from high density rotational media caused distortions in the chassis of various systems within the HPC ecosystem resulting in soft errors. After developing and testing a number of prototypes, new custom servers with hardened chassis, enhanced vibration isolation, and redesigned backplanes were brought into production.

Teradactyl LLC. is a storage company providing software, hardware, and storage subsystems for backup system infrastructure for medium to large institutions. Teradactyl® specializes in complex heterogeneous computing environments that include specialty file systems for high performance computing & wide area networks. The True incremental Backup System® (TiBS) is designed specifically for unstructured data sets commonly found in research and scientific communities. Advanced time and size based synthetic backup consolidation transfers only new and changed data from the clients to the backup servers. All lower level backup volumes including new full backup volumes are produced on the servers without the need for network interaction. Teradactyl protects operating system, global file system, HPC file system, and network file system platforms in a single comprehensive solution. Please learn about how Teradactyl provides Unique technology for Unique data.

Teradactyl LLC.
2450 Baylor Drive S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.338.6000
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TiBS PteroStor Edition

Teradactyl Releases New Line of Purpose Built Backup Appliances

Teradactyl LLC. announces the release of the Aerie™ & cLuster Guard™ lines of purpose built backup appliances for the True incremental Backup System® (TiBS) PteroStor&trade Edition. Aerie™ & cLuster Guard™ were developed through a collaboration agreement with ACCRE High Performance Computing Center in Nashville, TN. The prototypes were first unveiled at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15) in Austin, TX last November. The construction of Aerie™ and cLuster Guard™ appliances were in response to reports that various hardware platforms were experiencing electrical interruptions between HDD rotational media and server backplanes in high density HPC environments. It was determined that harmonic interference generated from high density rotational media caused distortions in the chassis of various systems within the HPC environment resulting in soft errors. After developing and testing a number of prototypes, new custom servers with hardened chassis, enhanced vibration isolation, and redesigned backplanes were brought into production. These units have been placed into service for the L-Store™ File System in support of CERN research efforts and deployed by Teradactyl® as the hardware platform for PteroStor™.

Aerie™ backup appliances ship preloaded with the TiBS PteroStor Edition. Aerie™ is designed for installation in large heterogeneous computing environments typically encompassing significant amounts of unstructured data with low levels of commonality. Commercial research centers, universities, and government laboratories are particularly well suited for this technology combination. cLuster Guard&trade, is an enhanced version with larger storage capacities and the TiBS software stack for backup of one or more HPC file systems. Both lines of purpose built backup appliances can be customized via hardware and software options to support networking and storage subsystem requirements.

Teradactyl LLC. is a storage company providing software, hardware, and storage subsystems for backup system infrastructure for medium to large institutions. Teradactyl® specializes in complex heterogeneous computing environments that include specialty file systems for high performance computing & wide area networks. The True incremental Backup System® (TiBS) is designed specifically for unstructured data sets commonly found in research and scientific communities. Advanced time and size based synthetic backup consolidation transfers only new and changed data from the clients to the backup servers. All lower level backup volumes including new full backup volumes are produced on the servers without the need for network interaction. We have the unique advantage of processing more uncommon data and information from HPC, global file systems, and other emerging platforms than anyone else. Please learn about how Teradactyl provides Unique solutions for Unique data.

Teradactyl LLC.
2450 Baylor Drive S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.338.6000
www.Teradactyl.com

Media Scheduling: press@teradactyl.com

Aerie™ Purpose Built Backup Appliance
cLuster Guard™ Purpose Built Backup Appliance

TiBS PteroStor Edition public release

Teradactyl® is pleased to announce the public release of the True incremental Backup System® PteroStor™ Edition. TiBS PteroStor™ release features a new user interface, enhanced support for Mac, Windows, and GPFS 3.5 & 4.x During beta testing PteroStor™ marked a milestone by supporting over 500TB of primary storage on a single backup server in a 10 hour backup window. The computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory (CSAIL) in Cambridge, MA has placed PteroStor™ into continuous production and clients on annual maintenance plans are being upgraded to the new version Free of charge as part of Teradactyl’s ongoing support services.

The public release of the TiBS PteroStor™ Edition of TiBS marks the 17th year of development in Teradactyl’s synthetic backup consolidation technology. This approach has proven very successful in protecting unstructured data sets with low levels of commonality frequently found in scientific and research environments. The addition of GPFS support to augment the extensive list of supported operating and file systems, further extends Teradactyl’s capabilities in complex heterogeneous computing environments.

Teradactyl LLC. is a storage company providing software, hardware, and storage subsystems for backup system infrastructure for medium to large institutions. Teradactyl® specializes in complex heterogeneous computing environments that include specialty file systems for high performance computing & wide area networks. The True incremental Backup System® (TiBS) is designed specifically for unstructured data sets commonly found in research and scientific communities. Advanced time and size based synthetic backup consolidation transfers only new and changed data from the clients to the backup servers. All lower level backup volumes including new full backup volumes are produced on the servers without the need for network interaction. Teradactyl protects operating system, global file system, HPC file system, and network file system platforms in a single comprehensive solution. Please learn about how Teradactyl provides Unique technology for Unique data.

Teradactyl LLC.
2450 Baylor Drive S.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505.338.6000
www.Teradactyl.com

Media Scheduling: press@teradactyl.com

TiBS PteroStor Edition

Teradactyl at LISA15

29th Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA15)

The annual LISA conference is the meeting place of choice for system and network administrators and engineers. The conference serves as a venue for a lively, diverse, and rich mix of technologists of all specialties and levels of expertise. LISA is the place to exchange ideas, sharpen old and new skills, learn new techniques, debate current and controversial issues, meet industry gurus, colleagues, and friends.

This 6-day event will take place November 8–13, 2015, at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Teradactyl at SC15

SC has been the forefront in gathering the best and brightest minds in supercomputing. Teradactyl and Vanderbilt University will showcase Archive, Backup, and Network Attached Storage Appliances resulting from six years of collaboration, research, and testing in High Performance Computing.

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