Moonwalk’s award-winning Hierarchical
Storage Management Solution

Moonwalk is a data management software that automates the movement of unstructured data from expensive and complex primary storage to lower cost disk storage, object storage and the cloud. 

  • Moonwalk customers typically reduce their storage TCO by 80% and see a solution ROI in 12-18 months 
  • Allows most effective use of expensive primary storage making the need for storage upgrades less frequent and much less expensive.
  • Data growth is contained in secondary storage where upgrades are inexpensive, non-disruptive and predictable 
  • Up to 90% of the dataset is out of the primary storage resulting in faster end-to-end processes and significantly reduced backup media requirements.
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Product Specification

        

Capacity

Starter Edition

Up to 25TB

Full Editions*

As Licenced

Windows Server

NetApp (Cluster-mode)

NetApp (7-mode)

OES Linux

Alibaba Cloud OSS

Amazon S3

Azure Storage

Caringo Swarm

Caringo Content Gateway

Cloudian HyperStore

Concurrent Aquari

Dell EMC ECS

EMC Centera

Google Cloud Storage

Hitachi HCP

IBM COS/Bluemix

IBM Spectrum Scale

Scality RING

Virtustream Storage Cloud

Windows Server

OES Linux

CIFS/NFS

Central Management

Clustering & HA

Syslog

Email Notifications

Change Destination Tier

Retarget Destination

Additional File Operations

Advanced DR

REST Management APIs

Compelling ROI

Moonwalk can release more than 50% of current primary storage.   

Moonwalk’s automated, Hierarchical Storage Management software relocates data to more cost-effective secondary storage, reducing costs by: 

  • Capping expensive primary storage 
  • Reducing backup costs  
  • Reducing the load on server and storage devices 
  • Automating costly data-management operations 

Modern organisations are dealing with ever-growing amounts of data being consumed by users. This explosion of data needs greater storage capacity, management and administration. This increases the cost and complexity of storage architectures exponentially and often far outstrips budgeted expansion.

Continuing to buy more and more storage is no longer a viable strategy to overcome these challenges.

The answer is to automate and manage data across storage tiers within existing storage architectures to deliver the best return on investment.  The answer is Moonwalk.

Data Analysis: Understanding Datasets 

As part of the software suite, Moonwalk provides a  data analysis tool for file systems

When configured, the tool gathers target information for efficient and bespoke data analysis, allowing information and insights into organisational datasets, for data-driven decision making. 

Users configure the data analysis tool to meet their bespoke requirements, utilising the functions of Moonwalk that best meet their needs. It offers features such as: 

  • Archiving old files 
  • Archiving infrequently used files 
  • Archiving large files 
  • Deleting or isolating  suspect or prohibited files 

Over time, reporting policies provide a mechanism for storage optimisation and ongoing data management improvement.

Technology

Moonwalk’s patented software technology automates and manages the movement of data from primary storage locations to lower cost file systems, object stores, tape or cloud storage services.

Key Moonwalk characteristics include:

  • Non-disruptive technology 
  • No introduced points of failure  
  • No scalability limitations 
  • Minimised network congestion 
  • Reduced computing and storage resource consumption 

Centralised Management

AdminCenter is a light-weight web application that provides a single point of management interface.

Because you’re not in the data path, you’re able to scale proportionately without having to continuously invest in middleware.

This delivers significant savings and is just one of the ways in which Moonwalk can demonstrate a ROI compared to other HSM solutions.

Additionally, eliminating the need for middleware, databases or a centralised cache means that there is less human resource required to manage the migration and archiving of files.

This allows enterprises to scale without having to continuously reinvest in storage infrastructure.

Key Technology Features

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Automates the process of archiving, moving copying or deleting files

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Schedules control to ensure operational activity does not compete with existing processes

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Supports flexible rules that permit users to create policies that determine which files will be archived, moved, copied or deleted

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Provides a single point from which the policies can be defined and executed 

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Implements a distributed execution framework 

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Runs on a wide variety of enterprise storage platforms 

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Requires a very small footprint in the environment 

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Enables recovery of archived files in the event of a disaster 

Moonwalk Data Sheet – Get a run down of the core functionality and features of Moonwalk’s award winning technology

Get FREE Access to the Moonwalk Starter Edition

The best way to fully appreciate the value of Moonwalk’s unique HSM is to Install and trial it.  
● The Starter Edition is free to use for up to 25 TB
● Get FREE Access to the Moonwalk Starter Edition
● Reduce back up and data management costs  
● Can be installed in less than 10 minutes
● Reduce computing and storage resource consumption 
● Contain data growth in less costly secondary storage