Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
FileTek, Inc., a leading provider of large-scale data management and storage virtualization solutions, today introduced its game-changing, ForeverNAS™ StorHouse technology. ForeverNAS is an innovative concept for solving long-term storage and data management problems associated with the growing volume of critical “forever read” data – information that organizations must store, access, and protect for long time periods or in perpetuity to satisfy compliance/legal requirements or to continue to leverage as a long-term business asset. By combining the conveniences of standard NAS solutions (simple online CIFS/NFS connectivity, a front-end file system interface, and standard networking capabilities) with sophisticated, intelligent storage management features, ForeverNAS delivers today’s most efficient, cost-effective, long-term storage platform.
While standard NAS solutions effectively meet the requirements for primary, or Tier 1, storage, they do not provide the ForeverNAS features necessary to manage large volumes of critical data on a long-term basis. These features include a highly scalable global namespace that accommodates future storage growth with no adverse effects on system performance, data integrity protection, and a hardware agnostic strategy that blends cost-effective storage options in a multi-tier strategy while maintaining a NAS interface. ForeverNAS also supports an open storage architecture that seamlessly incorporates the “next big thing” (NBT) storage technologies as they become available, data migration from obsolete storage devices and media types to new ones transparently and automatically during normal system operation, and a flexible policy creation engine for automating storage management features such as migration, backup, active archive, retention, replication, and recovery. Moreover, organizations can add the StorHouse/Trusted Edge front-end intelligent storage migration management module to the ForeverNAS architecture to create a holistic solution that performs storage analysis, data migration, and storage management functions in a single system.
“It is amazing to see how companies have evolved their thinking on how much and how long data should be stored,” commented Mark Seamans, CTO of FileTek. “Most of our customers now view data as an increasingly important asset that maintains value to the organization over longer periods of time, and, in some instances, they would like to store it forever. While some of this thought evolution is a result of increased regulatory/legal requirements, much is being driven by new uses for data in analysis models, new data types being created by diverse applications, and the general realization that organizations utilizing long-term data assets more effectively are out performing their competition. For these reasons, our ForeverNAS concept makes a lot of sense to our growing customer base.”
StorHouse is a storage virtualization and data management platform that blends disk, tape, and the Cloud as part of a scaled-out NAS environment while providing an intelligent active archive strategy for Big Data. Because StorHouse abstracts hardware, users see a single unified global namespace rather than specific device types. The Cloud, SSD, JBOD, RAID, MAID, and tape, including LTO varieties, all look like one unlimited storage pool. And by writing data in native rather than proprietary file format, StorHouse eliminates formal restore procedures and gives users self-service access to all data at any time without IT intervention. No application interfaces or changes to existing applications are required. Other features include full CIFS and NFS connections and security, system automation for ease of use, automatic content validation/repair to eliminate silent corruption/bit rot problems, full LTFS support, and individual backup file deletes on any media, including tape.
FileTek, Inc. is a premier provider of large-scale data management, Big Data 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 terabyte 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. Please visit us at: http://www.filetek.com.