Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

Blog Feed Post

FalconStor Announces HyperFS™ File System for Media and Entertainment Market

Delivers High-Performance, Massively Scalable File System - Early Partners Include SeaChange and Rorke Data

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, today announced the FalconStor® HyperFS™ file system, a high-performance, massively scalable solution for data-intensive applications that generate very large numbers of files. The HyperFS solution is an innovative file system that simplifies the management of large files, providing high-speed, low-latency file access to heterogeneous clients across a global repository that meets the performance and scalability challenges of the most demanding media and entertainment applications.

Rorke Data, a FalconStor partner, has integrated the HyperFS file system into its Galaxy Aurora family of storage area network (SAN) appliances to create a turnkey storage solution designed for post production, video-on-demand, content distribution, broadcast and other rich media environments. Featuring FalconStor's HyperFS file system, this new storage server solution will be on display at Rorke Data's booth, SL9629, at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, April 12 to 15.

The HyperFS file system simplifies management of and access to large numbers of multiple types of files, substantially reducing storage capital and operational expenses; it optimizes storage performance by providing a single global name space*, up to 144 petabytes of storage capacity, and gigabyte-level transmission bandwidth that supports hundreds of shared clients. The HyperFS file system meets the demanding requirements of the media and entertainment market by supporting massive data sets, concurrent heterogeneous multi-user access, high performance, low latency and highly scalable storage capacity in a single pool of storage. With today's all-digital motion pictures generating up to two petabytes of data or more, the HyperFS file system allows users to manage their assets in one place that is easily accessible at all points in their digital workflow. As an open software platform, the HyperFS file system runs on any storage hardware and supports Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux clients in a shared infrastructure.

"The amount of data under management in the media and entertainment market is astounding and continues to accelerate as a result of today's digital technology," said Noemi Greyzdorf, IDC research manager with IDC's Storage Software. "FalconStor's HyperFS file system has been designed to address storage issues related to applications requiring high performance and very low latency, such as those commonly found in media and entertainment markets."

"We designed the HyperFS file system to address a wide variety of applications across multiple industries that need to consolidate, manage and manipulate enormous amounts of data cost effectively," said Steve Dalton, vice president and general manager of the Advanced File Systems Division of FalconStor Software. "We chose to focus on the media and entertainment marketplace first because this is where we make an immediate and significant contribution. We are answering the media industry's dire need for a robust multi-tasking, high-performance, high-capacity storage management system as content continues to explode in quantity, size and complexity."

HyperFS File System for Media and Entertainment
The HyperFS file system is ideal for media and entertainment applications, such as post, video-on-demand, broadcast and content distribution, where storage consolidation, cost reduction, simplification of storage resource management, massive scalability and high performance are critical to manage, edit, format and distribute large numbers of sizeable video, audio, and rich media files.

"Rorke Data's M&E Division specializes in RAID, SAN, NAS and archive storage solutions for the post, film and broadcast markets," said Bob Herzan, vice president of sales for the Media and Entertainment Division of Rorke Data, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ:BELM). "By leveraging FalconStor's HyperFS file system, we can address the exacting needs of post-production editing environments as well as content distribution operations with a powerful turnkey solution that enhances our product offering for these demanding markets. The combination of the HyperFS file system and Rorke's high performance patent pending Aurora SAN appliance raise the bar in both cost per gigabyte and network performance for the media and entertainment industry."

FalconStor HyperFS File System Key Features and Benefits

  • Transparent scalability, up to 144 petabytes of storage enables the consolidation of disparate storage resources into a single, easy-to-manage and capacity-optimized pool of storage

  • High performance and low latency to handle I/O needed for rich media applications involving billions of objects or files

  • Global name space and built-in network-attached storage (NAS) for a universal, consolidated file system accessible to all users

  • Dedicated metadata server (MDS) supports up to 16 concurrent file systems to facilitate storage consolidation, scalability and smooth workflow

  • Supports heterogeneous Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X clients and allows them to share files seamlessly

  • Open architecture for hardware independence allows customers to choose the hardware platform that is most efficient and cost effective for their environment

  • Comprehensive data protection when deployed with FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) - built-in snapshots, WAN-optimized replication, and data migration for maximum data availability

  • FalconStor NSS provides thin provisioning for maximum disk utilization to reduce storage costs and power consumption

FalconStor HyperFS Availability
FalconStor HyperFS file system is immediately available from Rorke Data Systems integrated with the Aurora SAN appliance. It is also available from FalconStor's HyperFS-authorized solution provider partners as a standalone software application that runs on any storage hardware. In addition, the HyperFS file system is integrated into SeaChange International's new Universal MediaLibrary™.

About FalconStor Software
FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity and simplicity. The Company's TOTALLY Open™ technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor® platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Continuous Data Protector (CDP), File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), and Network Storage Server (NSS), each enabled with WAN-optimized replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection, and the HyperFS file system. FalconStor products are available from major OEMs and solution providers including 3Com, Acer, Data Direct Networks, Dynamic Solutions International, EMC, IBM, Oracle, Pillar Data Systems, SGI, SeaChange and Spectra Logic and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information, visit http://www.falconstor.com/.

FalconStor, FalconStor Software and IPStor are registered trademark and TOTALLY Open and HyperFS are trademarks of FalconStor Software, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Links to websites or pages controlled by parties other than FalconStor are provided for the reader's convenience and information only. FalconStor does not incorporate into this release the information found at those links nor does FalconStor represent or warrant that any information found at those links is complete or accurate. Use of information obtained by following these links is at the reader's own risk.

* A global name space is a heterogeneous, enterprise-wide abstraction of all file information, open to dynamic customization based on user-defined parameters, which enables effective file management in mixed environments.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories
As hybrid cloud becomes the de-facto standard mode of operation for most enterprises, new challenges arise on how to efficiently and economically share data across environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Dr. Allon Cohen, VP of Product at Elastifile, will explore new techniques and best practices that help enterprise IT benefit from the advantages of hybrid cloud environments by enabling data availability for both legacy enterprise and cloud-native mission critical applications. By rev...
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, will discuss how they b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SkyScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SkyScale is a world-class provider of cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for lease to customers desiring the fastest performance available as a service anywhere in the world. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems strategically located in maximum-security...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.
Organizations do not need a Big Data strategy; they need a business strategy that incorporates Big Data. Most organizations lack a road map for using Big Data to optimize key business processes, deliver a differentiated customer experience, or uncover new business opportunities. They do not understand what’s possible with respect to integrating Big Data into the business model.
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities – ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups. As a result, many firms employ new business models that place enormous impor...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dasher Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dasher Technologies, Inc. ® is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives. Since 1999, we'v...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale, a leading provider of systems and services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale has been involved in shaping the computing landscape. They've designed, developed and deployed some of the most important and successful systems and services in the history of the computing industry - internet, Ethernet, operating s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Join IBM November 1 at 21st Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Cognitive analysis impacts today’s systems with unparalleled ability that were previously available only to manned, back-end operations. Thanks to cloud processing, IBM Watson can bring cognitive services and AI to intelligent, unmanned systems. Imagine a robot vacuum that becomes your personal assistant tha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TidalScale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to fit any data set or workload. TidalScale’s award-winning inverse hypervisor technology combines multiple commodity servers (including their ass...
Infoblox delivers Actionable Network Intelligence to enterprise, government, and service provider customers around the world. They are the industry leader in DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, the category known as DDI. We empower thousands of organizations to control and secure their networks from the core-enabling them to increase efficiency and visibility, improve customer service, and meet compliance requirements.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Amazon is pursuing new markets and disrupting industries at an incredible pace. Almost every industry seems to be in its crosshairs. Companies and industries that once thought they were safe are now worried about being “Amazoned.”. The new watch word should be “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” In his session 21st Cloud Expo, Chris Kocher, a co-founder of Grey Heron, will address questions such as: What new areas is Amazon disrupting? How are they doing this? Where are they likely to go? What are th...