MILTON, Australia -- Moonwalk Inc., the Australian developer of all-inclusive data management and protection software, today announced Moonwalks Universal File Area Network (FAN). Moonwalk's FAN boasts support for all major existing hardware and operating systems platforms, immediately improving enterprise data management and migration across heterogeneous environments throughout a global unified namespace.
The Taneja Group defines a File Area Network as a systematic approach to organizing the various file-related technologies in the enterprise, such as storage devices, namespaces, file data optimization and file optimization services. The goal of a FAN is to provide IT managers with a scalable flexible and intelligent platform for the cost-effective delivery of enterprise information file information and a much higher level of file control. Moonwalk achieves all of the FAN objectives with an enterprise data management system that allows companies to minimize storage expenditures while maximizing their existing storage infrastructure.
Moonwalk provides universal FAN support with a vendor-agnostic hardware-independent design that runs on all major OS platforms, including Window, UNIX, Linux and Netware. The Moonwalk universal FAN platform empowers IT managers for the first time to proactively manage the migration, copying and movement of files throughout the enterprise.
"The industry has entered the next phase in enterprise file management with the emergence of File Area Networks that underscore the importance of managing, migrating and accessing business critical files across the enterprise storage infrastructure regardless of physical location, storage platform or operating system environment," said Peter Harvey, CEO of Moonwalk. "Moonwalk 6.0 incorporates this functionality to make advanced file management and protection simple and transparent to users."