SOURCE: Seven10


September 21, 2011 10:44 ET

Seven10 Releases StorFirst EAS 4, the Storage Industry's Most Advanced Archive File System

With New Purpose-Built Features Making Cloud Storage Adoption as Easy as Ever, and Enhanced Support for Migrations, StorFirst EAS' Scalable Archive File System Is Designed to Help Customers Seamlessly Evolve From Legacy Archives While Improving Overall Storage Flexibility

LAWRENCE, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Seven10 Storage Software, a leader in enterprise archiving and file system technology, announced EAS 4, a major release of its flagship StorFirst product line. The new version of StorFirst EAS includes enhanced cloud storage support and the ability to ingest and migrate existing file systems to help customers transition from monolithic archives to highly scalable and flexible tiered storage solutions.

"Over the last several years Seven10 has focused on developing software solutions purpose-built for enterprise class customers facing difficult data growth challenges associated with technology obsolescence," said Bobby Moulton, president and CEO of Seven10. "StorFirst EAS 4 is the result of an extensively engineered file system built for scale, security and flexibility. As more enterprises look to cloud storage, our ability to inventory and ingest an existing archive file system with StorFirst EAS provides a growth path for customers using proprietary gateways that offer no opportunity for expansion."

Seven10's StorFirst EAS extreme archive file system will offer a wide array of new and improved features including:

  • Support for Windows 64-bit OS
  • Advanced retention, improving data protection without the need for backup
  • Encryption at-rest and encryption-in-transit support for cloud storage platforms including EMC Atmos, AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM) and Telus Storage Cloud among others
  • Load balancing across multiple cloud access nodes, improving performance and availability
  • Native support for LTO 6 and the supported libraries by HP, Quantum and IBM
  • Transparent migration of existing archive file systems
  • Improved security and redundancy with support for MS Active Directory and Failover Clustering

StorFirst EAS 4 is a customer installable file system designed to address increasing archive storage requirements in healthcare, finance, government and other compliance driven markets. Seven10 centralizes long-term data management, driving up archive storage utilization, ensuring consistent retention policy enforcement across tiers of storage to reduce overall cost of ownership. With built-in support for cloud, disk, CAS, tape and VTL, StorFirst EAS is the most complete vendor-neutral archive for enterprises looking to more effectively managed long-term data growth.

StorFirst EAS 4 will be generally available through the company's network of OEMs, resellers, distributors, ISVs, and hardware partners beginning on October 1, 2011. Interested customers and partners should contact Seven10 for more information at

About Seven10 Storage Software
Seven10 develops enterprise archiving solutions that help organizations design and implement cost effective, long term information retention strategies. Our StorFirst family of offerings provides automated data movement, enhanced protection and disaster recovery across heterogeneous archive storage systems. As corporate archive requirements expand, Seven10's software-based scalability and manageability enables companies to add the storage of their choice so they can best address their compliance, discovery and other business needs. With proven success in healthcare, financial and other compliance-driven markets where information retention demands are unparalleled, Seven10 is fast becoming one of the most trusted names in archiving and secure information management. For more information, visit:

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