Primary Data Ships Data Flow Automation Platform

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Primary Data has added new features intended to transform its DataSphere software platform into a metadata engine that automates the flow of data to help enterprises meet evolving application demands at petabyte scale. DataSphere 1.2 optimizes scale-out NAS for performance without bottlenecks, integrates with the cloud, automates data management, and provides client and file visibility with files hosted across different storage systems.

“Automating the flow of enterprise data with a metadata engine like DataSphere is essential now that we create so much data every day,” said Steve Wozniak, chief scientist with Primary Data. “Some data is hot and valuable, while other data quickly gets cold and needs to be kept somewhere that will keep costs low. DataSphere automatically makes sure the storage you have is always serving the right data, and makes it easy to add new resources like the cloud, even when you are managing billions of files.”

Updates to DataSphere 1.2 evolve the platform from its early focus serving test and dev environments to meeting demanding enterprise production requirements to automate the flow of data to the right storage at the right time.

The release includes direct interfaces for Amazon S3 and compatible cloud platforms. It also includes expanded support for Linux, Mac and Windows, including Linux, macOS, and SMB support for Windows Server 2008/Windows 7 and later.

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