Allows customers to optimise retrieval performance based on operating system requirements, claims company
FileTek, a provider of large-scale data management, storage virtualisation, and active archive offerings, has released its optimised server StorHouse/FTP.
StorHouse/FTP is an optimised FTP server that provides high-speed, sequential retrieval of very large (multi-gigabyte) StorHouse files using any standard FTP client, said FileTek.
The company said that FTP retrieval is in addition to native NFS and CIFS support that StorHouse Linux-based servers already provide. With NFS, CIFS, and FTP interfaces, StorHouse customers can optimise retrieval performance based on client operating system requirements, application use cases, and file size, claimed FileTek.
StorHouse is a active archive repository for storing, accessing, and managing massive amounts of structured and unstructured fixed content, near-line historical and persistent archive data, and their associated backup and disaster recovery requirements.
StorHouse/FTP is useful for customers who use the product as an enterprise active archive for their multi-gigabyte media/entertainment, life sciences/pharmaceutical, intelligence/defense, research/high-performance computing, and engineering/seismic data, said FileTek.
The company said that the benefits include: enhanced "jet-speed-like" retrieval performance; flexibility to use any standard GUI or command-line FTP client; specialised features that optimise tape retrieval; and near-linear performance as customers add new tape drives and run multiple concurrent retrieval streams.
FileTek executive vice-president and chief technical officer Mark Seamans said that FileTek customers across different industry segments actively archive multiple terabytes to petabytes of critical data to StorHouse systems, and much of this data consists of very large, multi-gigabyte files.
Seamans said, "The ability for these clients to obtain multi-session retrieval performance that can scale linearly and operate at the rated speed of their high-performance devices – both disk and tape – means that StorHouse will never be the limiting factor in allowing users and systems to access their critical data assets. StorHouse/FTP is yet another example of how FileTek keeps customer satisfaction at the forefront of development."