Eyeglass Golden Copy (Now GA)

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 and recall platform simplifies moving files to object storage for long term retention or 3rd copies.   Files are archived 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.







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

Target Use Case:

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

  2. Migrate applications to the Cloud

  3. Sync Mode for continuous syncing

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

  5. 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 

  6. 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.

What is an AirGap? What factors determine the best solution?

A solution that copies data to an offline device and copy speed is the #1 factor to consider.  The longer the AirGap is open the longer the data is exposed on the network.    Isilon SyncIQ replication copies block level changes within files, Golden Copy can only copy entire files.  This means SyncIQ will handle higher quantity of data replication in a shorter period of time and will minimize the time an AirGap needs to be open.    Golden Copy will require the AirGap is open longer to copy the same amount of Data in the same period of time.   Recommend solution to decide which AirGap solution is best.    Still confused?  send an email to sales@superna.net, understanding these details is important for a successful AirGap solution.

  1. AirGap 1.0 Solution ("dumb" AirGap copy schedule based with no Ransomware Detection) to copy small data sets to S3 Storage with Incremental scheduled copies

    1. Recommended for data sets < 2 TB with low change rates​

      1. Why?  Speed and efficiency to copy only block of changes to files requires SyncIQ based copy.  Ransomware Defender is the complete solution that includes threat detection, prevention and recovery plus AirGap.   

  2. AirGap 2.0 - Ransomware Defender with Smart AirGap Copies - For > 2TB data sets or high change rate data with multiple version support see Ransomware Defender AirGap 2.0 Feature here.