10 Fastest Growing Storage Companies 2019

The Future of Archiving: Versity


We are committed to building the most advanced large archive solutions the world has ever seen.

Versity is the leading independent provider of advanced, scalable, high throughput software defined archiving storage technology solutions for large archiving sites around the world.

Organizations leverage Versity Storage Manager to implement low cost large scale data preservation strategies for long term storage and retrieval of data in both on-premise and hybrid cloud environments. Versity serves customers in North America, Europe, India, and the Middle East. Versity's customer base spans leading public and private entities in the Financial Services, Education, Banking and Finance, Research, Aerospace, Energy, Media & Entertainment, Genomics, Publishing, Data Center, and Geospatial market segments.

Versity Storage Manager

Versity Storage Manager (VSM) is a next generation large scale archive data management tool for cost-effectively protecting massive data collections on any mix of storage devices and cloud services. 

VSM interfaces with existing enterprise business applications and backup solutions through a standard POSIX file system interface, making it easy to expose low cost archival storage resources to end users. Rich and flexible archive policies optimize the flow of data both in and out of cloud storage services and archival storage devices such as tape libraries, disk arrays, and on-premise object storage systems. VSM's ability to broker data across a diverse mix of archival storage systems enables customers to optimize performance, reliability, and cost factors for different types of data and different users while always maintaining independence from storage hardware vendors and cloud providers.

VSM is engineered for maximum utilization of storage and networking hardware. Its customers use VSM to read and write Petabytes of archival data per day. With advanced technology, friendly business practices, and responsive customer support, Versity is an archiving solution you can love!

Why Versity Storage Manager?

Data protection: Multiple copies written to different media with optional offline "air gap" copies provide the ultimate data protection scenario. Data fixity features ensure that even tiny errors are recognized and remediated for long term data preservation.

The lowest total cost of ownership: Up to 10 times less expensive than archival cloud storage. VSM delivers data center scale technology enabling on-site deployment of the lowest cost storage - tape and object.

Trusted and proven: VSM was commercially deployed in 2013 and is currently managing hundreds of Petabytes of mission-critical data across a wide range of industry verticals. Customers range in size from a small enterprise to the Fortune 10.

High throughput: Extremely large and active data collections require very high reading and writing throughput rates. VSM works in GB/s not MB/s. Busy Versity sites can move up to 1PB of data per day under real-world conditions.

Real scale out: Versity's upcoming VSM 2.0 release features a brand new "nodes and services" architecture including scale-out metadata and archiving services. For the first time, 1 Trillion files in a namespace will be possible. Other systems feature to scale out san clients tied to a central metadata controller (fake scale out). 

Where POSIX meets object: If you are ready to take advantage of the speed and efficiency of object storage but your applications are POSIX, then the company can help. VSM presents a traditional POSIX front end interface but is capable of archiving to object storage with sustained high throughput rates. Public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud are all available with VSM.


As part of our modern scalable archiving product VSM2, Versity has developed a scale-out filesystem designed to handle the metadata workloads of the future.

ScoutFS is a POSIX, scale-out, open source GPL, in kernel, block file system designed specifically for archiving. Metadata is processed on all nodes or a sub set of nodes in a VSM2 cluster. There is no central meta data controller nor any single point of failure. ScoutFS introduces many outstanding new capabilities by radically increasing the number of POSIX files that can be reliably maintained in a single namespace. 

Versity Archive Fabric Module™

Versity’s Archive Fabric Module™ (AFM) is a powerful data mover that can efficiently move data into archival storage and help free up valuable space on primary storage systems. AFM accomplishes work with two easy to use functions: identification and movement. 

The AFM utility analyzes and provides information on external filesystems, identifying infrequently used data sets that are strong candidates for archiving. A browser-based report presents statistics based on file age, access time, modification time, and other file attributes. This information helps the users or administrators identify data that should be moved to the archive tier. AFM also orchestrates the movement of data from primary storage systems to archival storage systems.

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CEO Corner

Bruce Gilpin, CEO:

Bruce Gilpin is an archival data storage expert with over 20 years of experience building innovative technology products and companies from the ground up. Previously he was EVP of Corporate Development at the global web development and branding company, USWeb/CKS, CFO of the electric motorcycle company, Brammo Inc., and COO of the mobile media company, MobiTV.

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