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Moonwalk Universal Releases 12.8

Launches support for NetApp StorageGRID

Palo Alto, CA – October 02, 2019 – Moonwalk Universal, a specialist in large-scale data management solutions, today announced the latest release of its award-winning software which includes support for NetApp StorageGRID. Moonwalk brings file control and automation to enterprise storage infrastructure, intelligently mobilizing files and objects – supporting on-premise file servers or object stores, offsite storage or cloud services – for AI pipeline readiness, to slash storage TCO, reduce complexity, optimize resource use, enforce corporate governance and more.

Moonwalk enables its customers to solve data bloat, automate storage optimization and archive for massive data volumes -supporting petabyte environments with trillions of files. Moonwalk’s unique capabilities manage files and objects according to project, location, user, size, name, age. A REST API is available for advanced customer integration.

The 12.8 update includes comprehensive support for the latest file systems and servers, cloud and object stores, including Windows Server, NetApp and Isilon, IBM Cloud Object Store, Amazon S3, Azure, Google Cloud, Hitachi HCP, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING, Caringo Swarm. Cloudian HyperStore and NetApp StorageGRID.

Moonwalk Starter Edition, available free for up to 25 TB of managed data, continues to be expanded with new features and platforms. As with the enterprise edition, Moonwalk Starter automates file mobility from expensive primary storage and bloated NAS systems to lower-cost storage within the network or cloud services, without impacting applications or end users.

“Our latest Moonwalk release provides support for NetApp StorageGRID, delivering more choices to NetApp customers and those using a wide range of Moonwalk-supported enterprise storage systems,” said Michael Harvey, co-founder and senior president of business development at Moonwalk. “Our native support for NetApp filers and StorageGRID continues our long-standing commitment to supporting the NetApp community.”

Benefits of Moonwalk include:

  • Out-of-the-box support for all major cloud and object stores
  • Reduced storage cost of ownership up to 80 percent
  • Reduced size of production file system volumes up to 90 percent
  • Zero middleware; zero single points of failure
  • No limits on file count
  • Reporting and analytics for continued optimization and improvement

Moonwalk can be purchased directly or from Moonwalk’s global network of partners. Moonwalk Starter Edition is available here

About Moonwalk Universal

Moonwalk Universal develops all-inclusive data insight, management and mobility software for major operating systems, storage platforms, object stores and the cloud. Moonwalk’s technology is found in large organizations spanning banking, healthcare, manufacturing, government, research and other key industries. For more information visit