SOURCE: Seven10


November 12, 2013 10:39 ET

Seven10 Releases StorFirst EAS 4.5 -- The Storage Industry's Most Advanced Unstructured File System for Hybrid Cloud Deployments

With New and Innovative Management Features and Enhanced Migration Support, StorFirst EAS 4.5 Delivers a Powerful Total Solution for Customers Looking to Transition From Legacy to Cloud Storage

LAWRENCE, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - At their annual StorFirst Partner Showcase last week, Seven10 announced a major release of the company's flagship StorFirst EAS federated unstructured file system (FUFS). Enterprise applications in healthcare, finance, government and education continue to create petabytes of unstructured content, driving up both the cost and complexity associated with managing the content sprawl stored across a myriad of hardware solutions. Using Seven10's new StorFirst EAS 4.5 release to manage both the legacy data/platform migrations and go-forward management of new storage, organizations can completely automate the process of updating their IT environments while confidently investing in modern storage architectures for existing and future application deployments.

Seven10's latest version of the StorFirst EAS scale-out hybrid-cloud file system will offer a wide array of new and improved features including:

  • An optimized access design for UNIX clients with StorFirst's NFS v3 Server Presentation Layer
  • The industry's most complete cloud offering with new support for:
    • HP's Cloud OpenStack
    • Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier
    • Dell Cloud Clinical Archive
    • Savvis Cloud Storage
  • Encryption in-transit and at-rest support for NAS, CAS, Object, Cloud, Tape and VTL
  • Improved migration capabilities to ensure the safest and speediest transition to new storage, including:
    • Complete audits using a refined data integrity hashing algorithm
    • StorFirst parallel synchs, that boost migration capabilities upwards of 10TB/day
  • Windows 2012 Server support
  • Policy-based automated storage tiering

"There has been significant discussions regarding the progression of software defined storage and what it actually means to the end-user," said Bobby Moulton, president and CEO of Seven10. "The problem with a lot of innovation is that we tend to design with little regard for the past. With Seven10's new release of StorFirst we are aiming to make the transition to new storage platforms and software defined storage models completely seamless. As corporations adopt new data storage solutions, Seven10 will be there with our own innovative migration and file system management capabilities to ensure that the move from old to new happens gracefully and without disruption. The end of rip-and-replace updates is here."

Analyst Quote
Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, ESG

"To achieve true agility, IT organizations need to be unshackled from the confines imposed upon them by their storage systems. They need to be able to make changes to the storage layer without impacting applications, data protection, or data access. Instead of managing storage, they need to manage information. That requires an information management layer, and that is just what Seven10 offers with StorFirst EAS."

StorFirst EAS 4.5 is generally available through the company's network of OEMs, resellers, distributors, ISVs, and hardware partners. Interested customers and partners should contact Seven10 for more information at

About Seven10 Storage Software
Seven10 develops enterprise archiving software that help organizations design and implement cost effective, long term information retention strategies. The StorFirst federated unstructured file system provides automated data movement, enhanced data protection and disaster recovery across heterogeneous archive storage systems. As corporate data storage 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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