The Channel logo

News

By | Chris Mellor 13th April 2010 09:55

FalconStor pushes HyperFS out the door

Build your own systems

FalconStor has announced its scale-out HyperFS file system, initially for the media and entertainment industries.

It's a software product sold by FalconStor's channel and can use any storage hardware underneath it. The idea is that channel people can build their own systems for their customers, using their own media/entertainment apps or third-party ones that cover some or all parts of the media content work cycle. The apps get their files or objects from a single name space and global repository created by HyperFS running on the the channel member's hardware and chosen storage.

The net result is a system that could compete with Isilon, Panasas, HP's X9000, IBM's SONAS and other scale-out NAS boxes sold into the same markets.

FalconStor says HyperFS supports up to 144PB of capacity and has a dedicated metadata server capable of looking after 16 concurrent file systems. It claims it can support hundreds of Mac OS X, Windows and Linux clients with high speed, low latency access to billions of files or objects, including very large files.

Thin provisioning, snapshots, replication and data migration come from FalconStor's NSS (Network Storage Server) used with HyperFS.

Performance is dependent on the storage and processor hardware chosen by FalconStor's channel and also the network links.

Rorke Data and SeaChange have HyperFS-based products available now. No pricing information was supplied. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Lightning

Jack Clark

Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
ARA_LIbertad

Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead

Features

Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
Failure to crack next-gen semiconductors threatens to set back humanity
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
SAP Match Insights
Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany