Search
Close this search box.

Cristie Data gewinnt Exabyte-Datenmanagement-Projekt am Deutschen Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ)

Share This Post

The new hierarchical storage management system (HSM) with StrongLink will allow the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) to store and manage a data volume in the range of exabytes in the future. Annual storage rate is up to 120PB. With the installation, 150 PB of inventory data is migrated from the old to the new HSM system within just one week. The new system uses future-proof, open standards such as S3 and LTFS.
Cristie Data signed a five-year contract for the delivery and service of a new hierarchical storage management system (HSM) at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ) in autumn 2020.
The intelligence of the new platform is based on StrongBox Data Solutions’ (SBDS) strong metadata-driven workflow engine StrongLink, coupled with Huawei’s OceanStor systems. StrongLink is deployed on a scale-out architecture. The storage management system designed by Cristie Data will transfer 120PB per year between the HPC storage and the new HSM system. For this purpose, StrongLink virtualizes the 1 PB high-performance cache and the 9 total tape archives. The conversion of the 150 PB inventory data to the new LTFS format takes place automatically in parallel with the reading and writing of new data and is transparent for the users. The parallelization extends over about 90 tape drives in 9 tape archives, which together provide more than 79,000 media locations.
Tape Library at the German Climate Computing Center – image source & copyright: Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH
“With this new archive system, DKRZ can expand and modernize important data services for our research community and at the same time seamlessly switch to a new open-standard platform that can grow with our requirements,” explains Prof. Thomas Ludwig, Managing Director of DKRZ, and continues from: “The new HSM system provides a solid foundation to ensure that researchers have continuous access to the critical data required for climate modeling and improved climate projections.”
Cristie Data is responsible for the installation, configuration and project management for the new HSM system at DKRZ. The Niedernbergers also deliver all the hardware required for the project and are responsible for service and integration management.
“DKRZ is an important partner in climate research. At Cristie, we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously. With StrongLink, climate researchers around the world will continue to be able to access all data quickly and reliably in the future. With Huawei as one of the industry leaders for energy-efficient data center solutions, we are also making a contribution to more environmentally friendly solutions in the data center,” says Volker Wester, Managing Director of Cristie Data.
The project replaces the existing HPSS with a new system using the open standards LTFS and S3.

Cristie Data GmbH: Your Partner for HPC Data Backup & Archive

Cristie Data GmbH: Your Partner for HPC Data Backup & Archive The High-Performance Computing (HPC) sector generates unprecedented amounts of data critical to scientific research, engineering simulations, and cutting-edge technological development. This data is as vast as it is valuable, and effective backup and archiving strategies are not just an

The IBM TS1170: A Game-Changer for HPC Data Storage

The IBM TS1170: A Game-Changer for HPC Data Storage In 2023, IBM and Fujifilm made a significant breakthrough in data storage technology with the release of the IBM TS1170 tape drive and its compatible 3592 JF tape cartridges. This innovation offers game-changing advantages for High-Performance Computing (HPC) users, addressing the

Have you heard of CO2 neutral data protection?

Have you heard of CO2 neutral data protection? Data centers consume vast amounts of electricity for servers, cooling, and infrastructure, with most receiving their power from traditional sources such as nuclear, coal or gas. This is not just old-fashioned; it also emits a huge amount of CO2 which causes climate

The Cybersecurity Crisis in Healthcare: Germany Under Attack

The Cybersecurity Crisis in Healthcare: Germany Under Attack The healthcare sector has become a prime target for cybercriminals in recent years. The sensitive nature of health data, often coupled with outdated legacy systems and limited cybersecurity budgets, makes healthcare institutions vulnerable targets. Germany has seen a surge in cyberattacks targeting

Outsourcing Cybersecurity: Why Companies Are Turning to the Experts

Outsourcing Cybersecurity: Why Companies Are Turning to the Experts In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, cybersecurity stands as one of the most critical and complex challenges organizations of all sizes face. The growing sophistication of cyberattacks, the ever-present risk of data breaches, and increasingly stringent compliance regulations place tremendous pressure

Is your “cold data” burning a hole in your pocket and the environment?

Is your “cold data” burning a hole in your pocket and the environment? This week we caught up with our CTO Christof Gedig who had just returned from a visit to our windfarm data center facilities in partnership with windCORES and undertook a short Q&A session regarding the environmental and

SiteLock

Save the Data - Event Registrierung

Thank you for your registration!






Participation subject to availability.

Schauen Sie sich das DORA Video an

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Watch the Spectra Tape Video

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Schauen Sie sich das NIS2 Directive Video an

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Save the Data - Event Registrierung

Thank you for your registration!






Teilnahme nach Verfügbarkeit.

Arctic Wolf - Security Breakfast

Thank you for your registration!





Teilnahme nach Verfügbarkeit.

Arctic Wolf - Security Breakfast Event

Thank you for your registration!





Participation subject to availability.

eBook: Transform Your Business with Mature Data Management

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Understanding LTO-9 Tape Technology – Whitepaper

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Understanding LTO-9 Tape Technology – Whitepaper

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Contact Info

Nordring 53-55, 63843 Niedernberg,
An der Burg 6, 33154 Salzkotten,
Germany

Monatliches Angebot für Cloud-Schutz anfordern

Thank you for your registration!

Wählen Sie mehrere aus, indem Sie beim Auswählen die Taste strg oder cmd drücken.

*Sie können die Anzahl der zugewiesenen Lizenzen in Microsoft 365 ermitteln, indem Sie zur Seite Microsoft 365 Admin center > Billing > Licenses navigieren.

** Die folgenden Abonnements werden von Cristie Cloud Backup für Google Workspace nicht berechnet:
Google Voice Starter (SKU ID: 1010330003)
Google Voice Standard (SKU ID: 1010330004)
Google Voice Premier (SKU ID: 1010330002)

Auf dem Weg zur intelligenten Welt – Whitepaper

Da neue Technologien wie 5G, IoT, Cloud Computing und Big Data in der digitalen Transformation eingesetzt werden, bewegt sich die IT-Architektur von Unternehmen in Richtung eines hybriden Frameworks aus „traditioneller IT + privater Cloud + öffentlicher Cloud + Edge“.

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Striding Towards the Intelligent World – White Paper

As new technologies, such as 5G, IoT, cloud computing, and big data, are being applied in digital transformation, enterprise IT architecture is moving towards a hybrid framework of “traditional IT + private cloud + public cloud + edge”. This report provides an in-depth outlook on the development of the data storage industry.

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.

Zero Trust Data Security for Dummies

Thank you for submiting your email address. Press the button below to download the pdf.