The StorEasy® WORM Appliance is a small Linux-based server, which is completely administered via a web interface. The WORM Appliance provides a network directory in which the data to be filed is stored and almost simultaneously copied to external durable data carriers (Blu-ray Disc).
Technically, the data is stored on two mirrored hard disks in the form of a WORM (write once read many) file system. In the background, the archive data is automatically written to Blu-ray media (also mirrored) in two recorders. The use of high-quality archive media from different manufacturers ensures additional security. Even if there is a problem in the production process of the media, the data on the mirrored media copy is safe. The media used have a certified lifetime of at least 50 years.
Security is a top priority with this system. Due to the RAID mirroring of the hard disks, all data is duplicated, so that in case of a hard disk failure only the defective hard disk has to be replaced. The file system is automatically restored. Furthermore, all data is available on the Blu-ray media, so that in the rather unlikely event of both hard drives failing, no archive data is lost. If these safety precautions are still not sufficient, the complete system can also be used as a mirror. In this way, a second WORM appliance can be used in synchronized operation in another fire protection section. Thanks to the transparent file system on the hard disks and the Blu-ray media, the user always remains in control of his own data and is not confronted with enormous data migration costs when changing systems.
At an end customer price of approx. 3,000 Euros, the WORM Appliance offers a maximum security level with a hybrid storage architecture. The provider INCOM has been known for more than two decades as a proven market leader for long-term data storage with Europe-wide service.