VSTOR Storage Establishes the Future of Digital Library
many years, libraries were the most important venues for the
transfer of knowledge in schools and other educational institutions.
Libraries are transforming from traditional repository to
electronic storage among other things, motivated by the demand
for information in educational and scientific research, along
with the continuous advancement of electronic technology.
A digital library emerged from development and transformation
of traditional library in the digital information era. Following
the transformation in the way readers acquire information,
libraries have modified the way they present the information
and are continuously improving their service model. As digital
resources contains broader content and is easier to use, they
promote the development of digital libraries and are being
gradually more and more accepted by mass readers.
The essence of a digital library is storage of large volume
of publications of digital books and multi-media materials.
High capacity storage system is the key to ensuring data security
and service continuity. In addition to high capacity, a storage
system it is also essential to have high hardware reliability,
flexible expansion options, and convenience in installation
and maintenance. To accommodate the recent growth of the digital
infrastructure Galactic focused its efforts on development
of a revolutionary storage system.
Library of Engineering Technology Research Institute, aka
Engineering Library, stores a great number of science and
technology books and documents. Engineering Library’s
objective was set to “Meeting the needs of national
development, collecting and maintaining documents and other
information resources in Engineering Technology fields in
a scientific and comprehensive way, utilizing advanced technologies,
accelerating processes and usage of documented information”.
The library has the nationwide most reputable collection and
service center in engineering technology document resources.
It also has research and application center for scientific
and technical information management. The library also focuses
on talent development and science education.
As a R&D and manufacturing company specializing in storage
and server systems, Galactic always stays on top of the new
development trends in today’s educational field. Over
the years, Galactic has acquired a great reputation in the
industry by striving to develop digital libraries for many
government and educational institution. The company has accumulated
rich experience in building and providing services for high
performance digital libraries.
The digital library storage system Galactic developed for
building first class Engineering Library was a pioneer in
adopting the VSTOR S316IN storage system - Galactic’s
flagship product. It has successfully built the Engineering
Library’s digital library backend storage system. High
performance integrated storage functionality of Galactic VSTOR
system brings forward a storage framework that features high
availability, high security, and high flexibility of expansion
Galactic VSTOR S316IN supports extremely high data transmission
rate over up to eight Gigabit Ethernet ports, hence it can
realize effective distribution of data and balanced workload
at storage level. To meet growing needs of customer’s
business, Galactic iSCSI can be laterally upgraded to and
coexist with FC, InfiniBand, SAS, NAS transmission protocols.
Advanced storage management feature embedded in Galactic VSTOR
series enables users to control multiple structure, storage
security, and data analysis as needed.
All video and e-book resources in Engineering Library are
stored in iSCSI storage system based on Galactic VSTOR S316IN.
External service is provided by front-end server system. Storage
device functions as the image and script resource for the
entire system, therefore playing the most important role.
It requires storage system to have superb storage functionality,
as well as stable and reliable serviceability. Galactic VSTOR
S316I storage system also features remote copying, multi-interface
protocol, local mirroring, virtual copying, virtual mapping,
remote mirroring, and storage router. The system provides
convenient, automatic, efficient, and stable information plan
design. It supports integrated storage systems that include
system management, maintenance, and business continuity protection.
VSTOR S316I therefore fully meets digital library’s
needs for current operation and future expansion. Galactic
VSTOR will equip digital library’s data storage system
with diversified, high performance solutions based on the
current products and applications.
Upon completion of the project, an executive responsible for
the library’s technology said: “Our cooperation
with Galactic, either on blade server, or on high performance
disk array, has satisfied our system needs very well. Advancement,
reliability, and high performance-price ratio of the products,
along with comprehensive, suitable solutions, are the main
reasons for us to choose Galactic products. We will continue
our cooperation with Galactic on future projects.”
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