Moonwalk 6.0 Enters U.S. Market with Universal Data Management and Protection
Automates and proactively manages migration, copying, and movement of data throughout the enterprise
Moonwalk Inc., the Australian developer of data management and protection software, entered the U.S. market today with its new Moonwalk 6.0 software suite, which automates and proactively manages the migration, copying, and movement of data transparently throughout the enterprise.
Moonwalk 6.0 combines user-defined classification and migration policies based on such criteria as age, size, file type, file name, and file creator for data on network storage, servers, and clients. Developed to manage the movement of data between primary storage and lower-cost devices, Moonwalk also provides data classification and intelligent management of all enterprise files regardless of file type across major file systems, including Windows, Unix, Linux, and Netware environments.
The program does not displace enterprise backup and recovery software.
Notes Brad O’Neill, senior analyst with Taneja Group, “The stateless, decentralized, self-managing efficiency and performance of Moonwalk is a sneak peek into distributed enterprise data management, circa 2012.”
“We set out to build a powerful yet intelligible, unpretentious, automated software architecture that runs in the background to slash primary disk requirements and maximize an enterprise’s existing storage infrastructure,” said Peter Harvey, CEO of Moonwalk.
Moonwalk’s stateless architecture requires no additional overhead and is completely transparent to users and applications, with no introduced points of potential failure and ensuring maximum performance, the company said in a release. Small-footprint agents, each with its own NFS client, are installed on enterprise servers to execute the policies as scheduled from a centralized management location. These agents (one megabyte for NSS, four megabytes for Windows) are installed throughout the network and stream the files directly between locations as instructed without any intervention or staging.
Moonwalk 6.0 costs as little as $4000 per node depending on configuration specs. For exact pricing and availability, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
James E. Powell is the former editorial director of Enterprise Strategies (esj.com).