PoINT Storage Manager solves data protection problems at BayernInvest

Siegen. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH has won a well-known financial service provider as customer - BayernInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH.
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Siegen - North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany

SIEGEN, Germany - Aug. 27, 2015 - PRLog -- The company is able to optimize its storage resources by implementing PoINT Storage Manager to archive inactive data from primary to secondary storage. In addition this leads to a reduced backup-volume saving time and cost. Furthermore the WORM functionality of PoINT Storage Manager protects archived data against deletion and modifications.
BayernInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH has been operating for 25 years in the financial sector.  The continuously increasing data volume has led to backup problems so that the financial service provider was looking for a solution optimizing storage resources and off-loading primary storage. Compliant archiving of inactive data is especially important for the company as this can be used as proof in case of a dispute at court. Although archived data has to be in permanent access it needs to be protected against manipulation and deletion. PoINT Storage Manager was selected fulfilling all requirements. By this software BayernInvest has already archived in a first step one third of its data volume.
The company uses a SAN hard disk system attached to a windows server where PoINT Storage Manager is installed. Data in the primary storage is stored in four data areas, so called shares, whereby for each a storage vault with a TAFS Agent had been set up.
As archive storage four different LUNs (virtual hard disks) were installed on which BayernInvest archives its historical data according the above mentioned data areas. The data protection and data security functionality of PoINT Storage Manager ensure that archived data cannot be deleted nor modified offering compliant archiving. In addition BayernInvest gains savings with respect to backup as daily data volume had been reduced.
Mr. Seitz of BayernInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH summarizes: “By PoINT Storage Manager we were able to get our problems with the limited storage capacity and the archiving of our historical data under control. The archived data can still be accessed at any time and, thanks to the software, it is protected against deletion and modification.”

About BayernInvest:
BayernInvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH is since 1989 the competence centre for institutional asset management within the BayernLB group. As a full service provider, BayernInvest offers both asset management services as well as a central fund administration services (Master-KVG). Total assets of BayernInvest are more than EUR 64 bn (April 2015) in mutual funds, segregated accounts and  managed accounts. Therefore BayernInvest is one of the leading asset managers in Germany.

About PoINT
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like optical, hard disk, tape, cloud and object store. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables an early support of innovative storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as Toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by a programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with its long-term and versatile experience.
PoINT products are distributed by our partners in more than 25 countries worldwide and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations. PoINT customers range from end users expecting a compact and secure solution to large corporations, which meet with our solutions their complex demands by providing the necessary reliability and perfection.

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