Moonwalk Partners Find Power in Last Mile Technology at Customer Installations

Moonwalk announces that an increasing number of leading technology vendors have discovered the power and ease in delivering end to end storage solutions to customers by coupling the Moonwalk software with their own product offerings, effectively creating complete file archive and backup systems that serve as an alternative to costly Tier 1 storage solutions.

Because of its unique ability to migrate data from multiple file systems without the need for any introduced technology tier, Moonwalk enables RAID, tape and optical vendors to easily and inexpensively interconnect legacy servers with storage networks in a heterogeneous architecture to provide intelligent and proactive migration of data between storage tiers helping customers reduce the total cost of ownership and improve governance while retaining immediate accessibility of all business-critical data under protection. Such total solutions provide unrivaled scalability without the burden of middleware and management servers and with no data funneling, no new single points of failure and no interrupts in the data access path.

"By embedding our software with their storage solutions, our technology partners can better provide organizations with the ability to manage the migration, copying and movement of data throughout the enterprise and enable them to minimize storage expenditures while maximizing their existing storage infrastructure", said Peter Harvey, CEO of Moonwalk. "The fact that an increasing number of vendors have chosen Moonwalk as an integral component of their storage offerings and that these integrated solutions have been so readily adopted by customers is testament to the value proposition we bring into play."

According to Hiroaki Kadono, Managing Director, Optical Experts, Tokyo, "Moonwalk is very easy to integrate with a range of storage devices and existing optical archiving solutions allowing us to provide a total solution for our customers. There are many products on the market that can manage data 'on the appliance' or 'in the volume', but Moonwalk's ability to close the loop and manage data where it is already stored is unique. This is most important for storage management solutions today, especially disk and optical storage solutions. In addition, Moonwalk's complete support for double-byte character sets and intuitive user interface make an ideal file management technology for the Asian marketplace."

Moonwalk's enterprise data management software delivers metadata-level precision for all information on network storage, servers and clients. It proactively migrates, copies and moves data according to user-defined rules and policies based on criteria such as age, size, file type, file name, file creator and many more granular classification rules. Moonwalk operates across and between all major file systems, including Windows, NFS, Linux and Novell environments, and all primary and secondary storage environments. Its stateless architecture requires no additional overhead and is completely transparent to users and applications, with no introduced points of potential failure to ensuring maximum performance and availability.

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