Archive Node overview

Archive Nodes provide an interface that the grid's active Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) policy can use to send object data to an external archival storage system (tape or the cloud) for long-term storage.

Archiving to tape is achieved by connecting to Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) middleware, while archiving to the cloud is achieved by connecting to a system that is capable of interfacing through the S3 API.

The Archive Node is not used to support platform services.