Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage
Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage (TAS) is a complete and open storage archiving solution for big data and supercomputing. Through a strategic partnership with Versity Software, Cray has developed a deployment-ready, flexible tiered archiving solution designed to be easy-to-use, reduce costs and preserve data indefinitely. TAS includes all software and hardware, eliminating complexities associated with planning, designing, and building large-scale archives. It ensures data protection and accessibility at scale, and during upgrades — an essential attribute as the lifespan of data typically exceeds the useful life of storage infrastructure. TAS can be provisioned as a primary file storage system with tiers, as well as a persistent storage archive. It provides transparent data migration across storage tiers — from fast scratch to primary and archive storage, featuring up to four flexible storage tiers mixing media, solid state drive, disk or tape, and it simplifies storage management with familiar, easy-to-use archive commands for storage operators.