Shared file system

Global Mailbox stores message payloads in a shared file system, also called the storage repository.

Payloads are accessed from the storage repository. Sterling B2B Integrator, Global Mailbox Management node, and replication server access the shared file system across the data centers.

Based on your business requirements, you can use any shared, highly available file system such as General Parallel File System (GPFS) or an HA NFS server, for payload storage. GPFS is a scalable, highly-available, high performance file system optimized for multi-petabyte storage management, making it qualified and compatible for use with Global Mailbox. GPFS provides online storage management, scalable access, and integrated information lifecycle management tools capable of managing petabytes of data and billions of files.

In the Global Mailbox system, storage (file system) implementation is based on the concept of storage buckets. The buckets are containers (logical groups) in the file system, which are configured according to business requirements based on security and retention.