Every archive system should be 4.0 or else you're paying more for less. Here's what 4.0 stands for:
Protect your data archives with air-gapping and immutability
Less than 1000W power consumption and less carbon per petabyte
Require less maintenance as archive systems are inactive most of the time
Low power generates less heat requiring less air-conditioning
Zero connections to network - zero ransomware incidents.
Integrate the GPA 4.0 archive systems with your production, and backup and DR environment(s) seamlessly.
Simplify data management by setting policies to automate air-gapping and immutability for appliance nodes.
Start from a few terabytes and scale to petabytes by adding more appliance nodes.
GPA 4.0 Archive System Architecture
The GPA 4.0 infrastructure is made up of the following components:
1U or 2U rackmount with dedicated NVMe SSDs for OS, high performance processor(s), and system memory. The master controller hosts the storage OS, and optional backup software functioning as the storage controller for the archive system.
Immutable and Air-Gapped Nodes
8, 12, 16, 24, 36-bay immutable and air-gapped nodes with maximum 550W power consumption per chassis. These chassis are built for secure target storage and are only “active” when the master controller is writing to or reading from them. When inactive, the chassis is powered off and does not consume any power or generate heat.
Set retention policies to write data to one immutable appliance node for a week/month and then automatically switch to another node the for the next week/month - in a round robin process.
Why risk your business with error-prone manual processes when you can leverage automation to simplify data management and compliance.
Learn what is immutability, why do you need it, and how to integrate it with your existing environment(s).
To get cyber insurance coverage, insurance companies need you to set up immutability.
Leverage Veeam's capabilities to the max with a turnkey appliance that facilitates immutability on-prem and in the cloud.
Only the master controller can access and write to the appliance nodes. Even when the appliance nodes are active, they are protected and safe from the vulnerabilities of your network, and applications.
The GPA 4.0 automates air-gapping for the appliance nodes as per user-defined policies. Once the master controller is done writing to the nodes, it isolates them from the network and turns them off.
The master controller only uses the appliance nodes when writing data. This means the appliance nodes are inactive for the most part, producing less heat, and requiring less maintenance - making the GPA 4.0 eco-friendly and affordable.
Explore air-gapping, its advantages, how it protects your data from ransomware and learn why it’s a necessary ransomware-protection feature.
Learn why backups alone aren't enough to protect your critical data from ransomware. For effective ransomware protection, air-gapping and immutability are a must.
If your Veeam backups are accessible via the production network, then even with Veeam's enterprise features your data is vulnerable to ransomware.
Make sure your data archives are safe from cyberthreats such as hackers, ransomware, disgruntled employees, and cyber-criminals.
Air-gapping ensures that your data archives are not accessible via vulnerable networks while immutability makes sure that the archived data cannot be changed, edited, or deleted for a user-defined period of time.
Make sure that sensitive information such as surveillance videos, criminal records, patient data, etc. is retained for years without any malicious changes which facilitates compliance with regulations such as HIPAA/HITRUST, FedRAMP, FISMA, CJIS, and more.
Set policies to write data to a hot-swappable drive or an appliance node for one week/month and then switch to another drive/node the next in a round robin approach for an additional layer of data security.
for as long as your archives are retained.
attacks will encrypt sensitive information.
security makes sure there's no room for human error.
with HIPAA/HITRUST, FedRAMP, CJIS, and more.
archived data quickly and without fail.
Looking to set up low power budget-friendly data archiving?
The GPA 4.0 is purpose-built for environments that need to archive petabytes of critical data for years with minimum power consumption and maintenance costs. Here are a few examples of environments where GPA 4.0 is a great fit:
Prevent log tampering, and archive logs in compliance with SOX, PCI, GDPR, and FINRA, using automated immutability. Custom-build the GPA 4.0 to support log analysis for petabytes of logs.
Financial service providers have to retain financial records for 5 to 11 years. Any change in these records can lead to millions of dollars in fine. With immutability, financial organizations can protect sensitive data from unauthorized changes.
Protect protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) from ransomware and cybercriminals using the automated air-gap and immutability capabilities of the GPA 4.0 and comply with HIPAA/HITRUST.
Traditional archive systems used to archive video data consume power, require constant maintenance, cost more upfront, and are vulnerable to ransomware. With GPA 4.0, organizations can custom-build an archive system that’s low power, secure, affordable, and ransomware-proof.
News and media agencies generate terabytes of digital assets daily including videos, media assets, audio, research documents, and more. The GPA 4.0 enables organizations to automate archiving and ensures the digital assets are safe from cyberthreats.