Preserving data ecosystems

Backup for Large File Storages, Object, Cloud & NAS

Petabyte-Scale Storage Protection Challenges

Some companies believes that petascale volumes are just too big to be protected. At Atempo, we believe that having no backup for large file storages, Object, Cloud & NAS is not an option. Petabyte-scale storage protection challenges need solid solutions!

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Not backing up
your petabyte-scale storages
is NOT an option

Large volumes do change the game for how we protect large file-based scale-out storages. What if the right software could achieve it all? Deliver the performance and the scalability you need and save admins valuable time.

Simply replicating data between storages is insufficient to protect against cybercrime and maintain access to historical file versions.

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Backup and restore petabyte-scale data volumes

Petascale File Storages: Cloud, Object, NAS and Parallel (Lustre & GPFS)

Do you have billions of files sitting on scale-out NAS such as Dell/EMC Isilon, StorNext, Qumulo? On a Cloud or Object storage? Or are you using Lustre or GPFS shared file system? Are your NDMP solutions hitting their upper limits as you head towards petabyte levels and beyond? Are you looking for a powerful and reliable solution to manage your massive unstructured data sets?

Atempo delivers powerful, vendor-agnostic data protection and management solutions for petascale NAS and cloud environments. With our new Snapstor capability, if you lose your primary storage, we reconnect your production processes to secondary storage and guarantee access to your critical data.

Back up and recover all unstructured file storages

Technology is evolving fast and pushed by new needs for producing and consuming data. Unstructured data including HPC & Big Data, IoT, machine learning, 4k and 8k video, next generation sequencing, autonomous vehicules and new standards (AWS S3, …) all drive the quantity and diversity of these growing data sets.

Need to protect near petascale or even exascale data sets? Need to guarantee 100% continuity of access for your large data sets?

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Minimize Backup Windows

Daily changes on large volumes of hundreds of millions or even billions of small files means that scanning a scale-out file system for changes can be a long and painful process. Atempo's Miria leverages a mix of its proprietary FastScan Technology, and the Snapshot feature available on most NAS and shared or parallel file systems to quickly collect the list of changed & new files. This ensures rapid data backup movement.
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Incremental Forever Backups

The standard backup approach that requires Full and Incremental backups cycles no longer works with petascale storage. Such volumes require a radical rethink to end subsequent Full backups. Atempo's response is to deploy Miria and its "Incremental Forever" approach with smart management of data versioning at backup target levels. The result is that you save considerable backup time and backup storage.
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Optimized Recovery

Wave goodbye to slow data recovery. Miria's built-in support of Atempo's Time Navigation technology makes retrieval of backed up data from any selected date and time extremely easy and efficient. To recover a few files, simply drag and drop them from target to source. To rebuild a full volume or a complete storage infrastructure, Miria has fully automated large volume DR capabilities. Prioritize which folders/volumes to recover based on your business needs.
Minimize Backup Windows
Incremental Forever Backups
Optimized Recovery

Do you need to absolutely guarantee continuity of access to large volumes of data?

In addition to delivering disaster recovery for your precious data, Atempo’s Snapstor feature provides Miria for Backup with the capacity to handle any incident -however major- that impacts your high-volume storages.  Snapstor ensures continuity of access to data during the incident. Avoid production downtime for your business applications that are dependent on your data sets.

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unil université de lausanne

I wanted life insurance for my critical data. Atempo gave it to us.

Pascal Jacot-Guillarmod, IT Project Director, UNIL
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We back up our unstructured NAS data sets based on multi-OS sources while respecting ACLs. Thanks to Atempo, we have NFS and CIFS file systems working in perfect harmony with S3-type storage

Michel Ruffieux, Data Storage and Backup Manager, UNIL

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High-performance storage backup for files
and unstructured data


Large data sets are transferred by scalable farms of Atempo Data Movers, which can each move several GB/s in an highly parallelized and multi-threaded environment. A whole data-moving farm will deliver more throughput than most networks can handle. To increase performance, simply add a Data Mover. Scalability is no longer a concern.


What happens in the event of a serious incident and a full-blown DR situation? Atempo’s NAS-agnostic solutions help you weather the storm. While waiting for your petabyte storage replacement, you can restore any critical data to other available target storage available (with full ACLs preservation) When the new storage is available, organize and prioritize data restore based on business unit, user group, or volume. Whatever you need for your business. Rebuilding your petascale file storage is no longer a burden.


Disk, object storage, optical disk, tape, cloud storage media, or any combination of one or more of these storage technologies.
Because backup must respect both budget and performance, Atempo offers a broad storage compatibility list with deep integration guaranteeing optimal performance.

Centralized management

Describe your infrastructure, create user and associated rights, schedule tasks and sit back and relax as backup policies are executed. We provide an overview of your backup strategy and detailed logs and stats deliver more advanced information and performance information on demand.

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