Moonwalk Inc., the Australian developer of all-inclusive data management and protection software, has announced that its Moonwalk 6.0 software suite, which delivers a high-performance, stable and supported archive, backup and disaster recovery solution to heterogeneous networks, has become an approved application for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0.
As a Red Hat Ready Partner, Moonwalk has extended support for its software to allow Red Hat customers to take full advantage of its technology for storage management. Moonwalk transforms a Red Hat system into a powerful and flexible storage node providing Red Hat customers with instant access to online ("cloud") storage offerings, such as that provided by Amazon S3, which allows customers to take advantage of huge cost efficiencies that Internet Storage affords via file system interconnectivity, freeing up expensive primary storage without the need to purchase additional hardware.
"We've provided Linux-enabled storage and archiving for some time now and are pleased to add Red Hat flavoring to our roster of supported infrastructures," said Peter Harvey, CEO of Moonwalk. "As strong believers in providing heterogeneous solutions that deliver archive, backup and disaster recover in vendor-neutral environments, it is important that we continue to provide access to information throughout the enterprise regardless of the operating system supporting it."
Moonwalk software delivers data management with 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, UNIX, Linux and Netware 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. With Moonwalk, applying even one simple rule of moving all files one year or older onto secondary storage can result in an immediate halving in primary storage; applying additional rules typically results in significantly higher capacity savings in some cases in the order of 90 percent.
Moonwalk, founded in 2002, has introduced the most all-inclusive data management and protection software on Earth. Moonwalk solutions are available for all major operating systems and support most storage platforms. Early adopters of Moonwalk can be found in banking, healthcare, services, distribution, education, government, research and development, aerospace, telecommunications and broadcasting industries.