StorHouse is an intelligent, high-volume data management platform that is shareable across the enterprise. It easily supports multiple users, departments, and applications sharing StorHouse for backup, archive, near-line, and even primary storage applications. Supporting multiple platforms and media types, the system is hardware and operating system agnostic
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 2, 2009
FileTek, Inc., a pioneer developer of high-volume data management and information governance solutions, today announced that its StorHouse/RFS file system interface software now operates on Linux-based commodity servers. This milestone completes the port of the entire StorHouse® product suite - StorHouse/SM, StorHouse/RM, and StorHouse/RFS - to Linux, which has become the gold standard for many corporations, universities, research institutes, and government agencies worldwide. Now all StorHouse software modules can be hosted on a popular Linux distribution on the most competitively priced family of Open System servers on the market today.
StorHouse/RFS, StorHouse/SM, and StorHouse/RM also run on Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX proprietary hardware platforms. In addition, StorHouse/RFS can be installed on Windows servers. Adding Linux to the mix enables FileTek to extend all StorHouse product benefits to an even broader install base that relies on Linux reliability and cost-effective operation.
"StorHouse is an intelligent, high-volume data management platform that is shareable across the enterprise. It easily supports multiple users, departments, and applications sharing StorHouse for backup, archive, near-line, and even primary storage applications. Supporting multiple platforms and media types, the system is hardware and operating system agnostic," commented Chuck Whinney, the FileTek General Manager of StorHouse Products. "Completing the StorHouse/RFS port to Linux opens up many new sales opportunities for FileTek in environments where Linux is king. In addition, it gives FileTek customers more choices and flexibility to satisfy their price performance requirements. StorHouse and StorHouse/RFS are proven software products that are well-positioned to store, access, manage, and protect important information assets for the duration. They are enterprise-wide solutions that provide unprecedented scalability, platform flexibility, improved operational efficiency, high data availability and accessibility, and enhanced performance and automated system operation. With these unprecedented features, FileTek is redefining the requirements for long-term archive reliability, stability, and survivability."
StorHouse is an innovative data management and digital preservation solution specifically designed to administer massive amounts of structured and unstructured fixed content, historical and persistent archive data, and their associated backup and disaster recovery requirements. StorHouse technology combines industry-leading, scalable storage devices and Open System processors with storage management, relational database management, and file system interface software components.
StorHouse components consist of StorHouse/SM software for automating all storage and media management, including backup, recovery, replication, migration, retention, and load balancing; StorHouse/RM relational database management software for seamless extending operational relational database platforms, facilitating historical data access and availability, and optimizing primary database size and performance; and StorHouse/RFS file system interface software for populating and providing transparent access to persistent file archives and full-file format backup systems. Together, these components make StorHouse the ideal solution for managing all enterprise data.
StorHouse supports a broad feature set, including an automatically managed, blended hierarchy of traditional and alternative storage media to transparently present a single view of storage to client applications. By providing a secure automated storage platform, StorHouse can migrate information to the proper storage layer - for example, high-speed or lower-cost disk or tape - for an onsite, offsite and/or on-shelf solution that delivers the cost-correct performance required to help financially manage information based on compliance, retention, and/or access requirements. Other features include virtually unlimited scalability, data integrity, flexible interface and storage options, transparent data access, built-in technology upgrade paths, and hardware replacement and de-migration capabilities. Furthermore, StorHouse ensures the integrity of the archive, no matter how big it grows, by monitoring, repairing, and transferring content to ensure information is safe, accurate, and always available.
StorHouse/RFS is a cost-effective file system interface that enables applications writing to NFS/NTFS/CIFS file systems to archive and retrieve medical images, research data, documents, e-mail, voice mail, video, and other digitized data in file format to/from a StorHouse data management system. StorHouse/RFS behaves like any standard NAS device, giving applications transparent access to a comprehensive enterprise-wide archive. No API is required.
With the ability to scale to petabytes and beyond, StorHouse/RFS archives can grow to trillions of files with no performance degradation by using a unique, patented relational method for storing/indexing file metadata. Unlike HSM systems, the number of stored files is never subject to individual file system constraints. Data remains highly accessible from a blended hierarchy of alternative and traditional storage media. In addition, StorHouse/RFS provides multiple caching and staging levels to enhance performance.
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management and information governance solutions, enabling organizations, worldwide and across multiple industry segments, to efficiently manage, rapidly access, and effectively govern their ever-growing volume of enterprise data. Since 1984, FileTek has provided comprehensive, award-winning solutions to companies, prestigious educational institutions, scientific and government agencies worldwide. From our patented and innovative StorHouse® high-volume data management solutions to our Trusted Edge® information classification and asset management software, FileTek maintains a steady focus: enhancing and automating information lifecycle management and data preservation processes for all categories and volumes of data.
FileTek is headquartered at 9400 Key West Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. Telephone: 301-251-0600. Fax: 301-251-1990. The FileTek international headquarters, FileTek Ltd, is located at One Northumberland Ave., London WC2N 5BW. Telephone: +44 (0) 207 872 5583. Fax: +44 (0) 207 753 2829. The company also has offices across North America. To learn more about FileTek, visit: http://www.filetek.com.