With SOAR, save data forever – or until retention rules are met – and make it available on demand. SOAR provides all the necessary guarantees required for archived information. Integrity checks and corrections are provided through out the data path.
SOAR solution bundles start with small configurations providing just a couple terabytes of storage (in a secure cloud, or on local disk). Select from a variety of options to match you need for operational or captial expense - in the cloud or onsite, comfortable in the knowledge that the repository can seamlessly scale over time. Multi-petabyte scale growth is supported.
The value of information is multiplied when it can be easily found, shared, and re-used by other people. Online archives, like SOAR, can become a revenue-generating asset; increasing the speed of research results and providing protection from potential litigation.
Collaboration and re-use of digital data in SOAR is enabled by its ability to understand and manage complex relationships among data. Any information entity can be linked to any other entity and multiple data sets can be linked to multiple documents, research conclusions or papers via multiple paths. This powerful understanding of linkages can result in new hypotheses and research or business directions that otherwise would not have been possible.
SOAR facilitates collaboration not just among physically distant members of teams but also among different teams and associated support groups.
As the online archive scales, customers enjoying the SOAR Cloud Edition can seamlessly grow their storage footprint. For onsite offerings, we can architect a solution that includes policy based data migration across storage tiers using the Oracle's Storage Archive Manager (SAM) software. Or simply add more disk storage - the choice is yours.
Format transitions are enabled by Islandora DAM/repository software that includes Fedora (or Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture), an open source storage repository and preservation platform that was originally funded by grants from NSF and DARPA. As content formats change, Fedora provides support for migrating files to new formats, optionally keeping the previous versions for security. To help manage formats, Fedora is not limited to MIME types but can use format identifiers from any format registry or scheme at any desired precision.
With an eye to the future, Islandora DAM enables plugging in viewers and emulators so that obsolete formats can be accessed even if the original software is no longer available.The software applications are included and configured inside the SOAR bundles from Truman Technologies.
SOAR Cloud Edition brings your collections of community stories and multi-media assets online quickly with attractive up-front or pay-as-you go pricing. Or we can set you up with a small appliance inside your own infrastructure. Whereas existing systems require a great deal of setup and customization for the IT people, SOAR uniquely addresses IT and Line of Business managers' need for “appliance”-like or cloud-based storage repositories for ever growing digital information.