Eyeglass Golden Copy 

Overview:  Golden Copy is an Isilon integrated file to object copy tool with built in load balancer for Dell ECS and other S3 targets, removing the requirement for external load balancers.   An archive/backup and recall platform simplifies moving files to object storage for long term retention or 3rd copies.   Files are archived or backed up with full meta data protection using native Object property tags and native file format copies.    Provides a complete solution to simplify file to object archive, sync workflows from file to object and object back to file.   Scale Out Copy Performance with Small file and Large file optimizations.

2 Product Options

  1. Golden Copy Base - Archive feature set with copy and sync features

  2. Golden Copy Advanced License - Backup Use case features, Integration with Ransomware Defender and Automation work flow API enhancements







Supported Object Target Devices

  1. Dell ECS

  2. AWS (Glazier and Deep Archive)

    1. Snowball bulk loading​

  3. Azure Blob​

    1. Data Box bulk loading​

  4. Cohesity

  5. OpenIO

  6. Scality

  7. Ceph

  8. Full list of targets and features click here.

Target Use Case:

  1. One time bulk copy for long term archive to free up space on primary storage file system

  2. Backup and DR to the Cloud (advanced License required)

  3. Migrate applications to the Cloud

  4. Sync Mode for continuous syncing

  5. Bulk data loading with AWS Snowball and Azure Data Box​

  6. Copy Snapshots or any Isilon path to S3 Storage

    1. Scheduled Incremental Change list Aware Sync mode

    2. S3 version support to maintain multiple copies 

  7. Creating a master copy of a data set in S3 compatible storage



Key Features

  1. File Metadata Protection - Embeds file metadata into the object properties for owner, group, acl, data stamps, mode bits

  2. Unlimited Data copying without any limits or restrictions on quantity of data copied or recalled

  3. An Isilon Integrated tool to sync a copy of a path(s) on Isilon to an S3 storage bucket

    1. Uses Isilon snapshot change list to support fast incremental syncs

  4. Scheduled or one time Sync of data

  5. Always Incremental with Isilon native change list support

  6. Supports Isilon snapshot compare

  7. Multipart upload support

  8. Supports copy rate limiting for WAN link saturation

  9. Delayed Deletes to S3 copy or no deletes on source propagated to the target storage bucket

  10. Direct Object to File Recall - Recall entire paths or partial paths from S3 to Isilon file systems with full meta data recall of ACL's, owner, group, mode bits and last modified stamps.

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AirGap 2.0  -  Why Isilon /Power Scale and Not S3 for your 3rd Copy

  1. Block level aware incremental sync of modified files speeds up replication times

  2. Block level aware version storage allows more versions of files stored on PowerScale by 10x reduction in disk space.  More restore options is always better

  3. Versioning of objects in S3 duplicates the entire file to store 2 versions vs PowerScale that only stores the block differences between the versions of a file.

    1. Example 1 GB file with 1 byte change over 7 days requires 7 GB in S3 but only 1 GB + 7 bytes when stored on Isilon/Power Scale 85% lower cost storage of the same amount of data.  85% faster replication of data change rate.​

  4. Summary:

    1. Ransomware Defender AirGap 2.0 offers the lowest cost storage solution with User Behavior based Smart AirGrap data sync to maintain a “clean” 3rd Copy (stops copy data if suspicious user behaviors) 

    2. Shortest Sync times to keep the AirGap closed

    3. Longest Data Retention capability with block level snapshot differencing within files  

    4. Fastest Restore Speed with rapid recovery of data in hours not days or weeks

      1. “Get PB’s of data usable in hours”  not days or weeks with S3

AirGap 2.0 - Ransomware Defender with Smart AirGap Copies - see Ransomware Defender AirGap 2.0 Feature here