FileTek Announces General Availability of StorHouse/FTP

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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 StorHouse/FTP, an optimized FTP server that provides high-speed, sequential retrieval of very large (multi-gigabyte) StorHouse files using any standard FTP client. FTP retrieval is in addition to native NFS and CIFS support that StorHouse Linux-based servers already provide. With NFS, CIFS, and FTP interfaces, StorHouse customers can optimize retrieval performance based on client operating system requirements, application use cases, and file size.

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced the general availability of StorHouse/FTP, an optimized FTP server that provides high-speed, sequential retrieval of very large (multi-gigabyte) StorHouse files using any standard FTP client. FTP retrieval is in addition to native NFS and CIFS support that StorHouse Linux-based servers already provide. With NFS, CIFS, and FTP interfaces, StorHouse customers can optimize retrieval performance based on client operating system requirements, application use cases, and file size.

StorHouse/FTP provides many benefits to StorHouse customers who use the product as an enterprise active archive for their multi-gigabyte media/entertainment, life sciences/pharmaceutical, intelligence/defense, research/high-performance computing, and engineering/seismic data. These benefits include enhanced “jet-speed-like” retrieval performance; flexibility to use any standard GUI or command-line FTP client; specialized features that optimize tape retrieval, including buffered, sequential, read-ahead processing to maximize tape’s inherent data streaming capability; and near-linear performance as customers add new tape drives and run multiple concurrent retrieval streams. By retrieving data at near tape-rated performance specifications, StorHouse/FTP delivers concurrent streamed data retrieval much faster than any disk-based backup or archive solution. StorHouse users are assured the best of all worlds – direct “disk-like” access to information and superior performance while enjoying the cost benefits of low-cost storage media.

“FileTek customers across different industry segments actively archive multiple terabytes to petabytes of critical data to StorHouse systems, and much of this data consists of very large, multi-gigabyte files. Think genomic sequencing records, geophysical data, and extremely large video streams,” commented Mark Seamans, FileTek Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. “The ability for these clients to obtain multi-session retrieval performance that can scale linearly and operate at the rated speed of their high-performance devices – both disk and tape – means that StorHouse will never be the limiting factor in allowing users and systems to access their critical data assets. StorHouse/FTP is yet another example of how FileTek keeps customer satisfaction at the forefront of development.”

About StorHouse
StorHouse is a comprehensive active archive repository for storing, accessing, and managing massive amounts of structured and unstructured fixed content, near-line historical and persistent archive data, and their associated backup and disaster recovery requirements. The system combines industry-leading, traditional/alternative storage devices and open system processors with storage management, relational database management, and file system interface software components. No application program interfaces are required. Organizations deploy StorHouse as a digital preservation and active archive solution, database extension system, storage virtualization/internal cloud platform, HSM replacement application, near-line retrieval layer, vehicle for file/media and device replacement, and a native file format backup solution for terabytes to petabytes of data residing on operational systems.

StorHouse presents a single, unified data storage pool through a global namespace, thereby providing scalability and an unlimited, multi-location capacity within a globally unified environment – all while abstracting hardware and supporting file systems and permissions. Furthermore, because of its unique architecture and storage management approach, StorHouse offers a virtually unlimited storage capacity, number of files, and number of objects with no performance degradation as the active archive grows.

StorHouse operation is extremely user-friendly because of comprehensive storage and file system virtualization features. These features make StorHouse look like a single, unified network file share (for example, a J:\ drive) that can store/manage trillions of files and scale to petabytes of data with no impact on performance. End-users and applications simply access StorHouse the same way they access any network drive or mount point to transparently retrieve current files and uniquely recover historical files at any point in time for comparative views and in-depth analysis.

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. Our patented and innovative StorHouse high-volume data management solutions provide 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. To learn more about FileTek, visit: http://www.filetek.com.

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