FileTek Announces General Availability of StorHouse/Trusted Edge for Compellent(R)

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FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced the general availability of its FileTek data migration solution for Compellent environments. The integrated solution consists of two FileTek components: a StorHouse® virtualized storage repository as the backend of an existing Compellent infrastructure and the new StorHouse/Trusted Edge for Compellent module. The new module is a front-end migration tool for seamlessly moving less-active primary data in bulk from Compellent SAN to any StorHouse-managed media, including tape. This powerful software duo enables organizations to preserve investments in existing Compellent technology while greatly reducing the cost to store – and eliminating the cost to manage – their growing volumes of data. In some cases, users may see as much as an 80% decrease in overall storage costs as data is migrated from their Compellent environment to StorHouse. Furthermore, moving data from Compellent SAN to StorHouse-managed tape gives administrators the innate capability to move critical volumes off-site for disaster recovery or research/evidential delivery.

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced the general availability of its FileTek data migration solution for Compellent environments. The integrated solution consists of two FileTek components: a StorHouse® virtualized storage repository as the backend of an existing Compellent infrastructure and the new StorHouse/Trusted Edge for Compellent module. The new module is a front-end migration tool for seamlessly moving less-active primary data in bulk from Compellent SAN to any StorHouse-managed media, including tape. This powerful software duo enables organizations to preserve investments in existing Compellent technology while greatly reducing the cost to store – and eliminating the cost to manage – their growing volumes of data. In some cases, users may see as much as an 80% decrease in overall storage costs as data is migrated from their Compellent environment to StorHouse. Furthermore, moving data from Compellent SAN to StorHouse-managed tape gives administrators the innate capability to move critical volumes off-site for disaster recovery or research/evidential delivery.

FileTek’s StorHouse is a hardware-independent, multi-functional software platform that automatically stores, validates, retrieves, backs up, archives, and manages terabytes to petabytes of file-based and relational information on a single, easy-to-access system. To end-users and applications, StorHouse simply looks like a single, unified network file share accessible via a global namespace with a virtually unlimited storage capacity. No application modifications are required.

Administrators can access StorHouse/Trusted Edge from any browser-enabled platform and configure it to automatically mount and ingest Compellent volumes into StorHouse according to user-specified parameters. In addition, administrators can set up StorHouse/Trusted Edge to mirror existing Compellent volume structures, including naming conventions, within the StorHouse repository so that users can locate and re-acquire archive data in a manner consistent with their current Compellent environment. And because StorHouse manages data in native rather than proprietary file format, there is no need for formal restore procedures. Users have self-service access to StorHouse-managed data at any time without IT intervention. Moreover, administrators can use StorHouse/Trusted Edge to easily re-acquire a volume to the Compellent SAN device if the volume requires primary level processing.

In addition to providing cost savings, facilitated usability, and fast time to production, StorHouse/Trusted Edge for Compellent meets the stringent requirements associated with maintaining data integrity, a prerequisite in many Compellent environments. For example, the StorHouse/Trusted Edge software utilizes MD5, SHA1, and block-level hashing to ensure data integrity during transfer, storage, and retrieval from the archive. In addition, StorHouse safeguards against data corruption/loss by monitoring storage media for potential problems. When the software detects a possible error condition, it migrates data from damaged to intact media, thereby adding another layer of protection to the archive.

“We are excited about adding StorHouse/Trusted Edge to our StorHouse family of products,” remarked Gary Szukalski, President of FileTek. “We developed our StorHouse/Compellent integrated solution because our reseller community has many Compellent customers who are looking for a cost-effective way to archive data. Our solution enables these customers to migrate massive amounts of information easily and effectively from Compellent to StorHouse and, at the same time, achieve ensured data integrity, a high level of system automation, virtually unlimited scalability, proven product reliability, and an extremely positive ROI. Our roadmap for the near future includes delivering a highly configurable StorHouse/Trusted Edge module that will be easy to integrate with additional products, so we can offer the same benefits and cost-savings to users of other leading storage systems such as NetApp, Isilon, and BlueArc.”

About FileTek
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive 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. With our patented and innovative StorHouse high-volume data management solutions, FileTek maintains a steady focus: providing unmatched levels of information access, data assurance, and lowest cost per petabyte of storage 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.

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