Moonwalk To Highlight Dramatic Cost Savings of Novell Open Enterprise Server Data Migration at BrainShare 08

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Last Updated: March 18, 2008 3:30 pm GMT
(Milton, Australia--March 18, 2008) Moonwalk Inc., the Australian developer of all-inclusive data management and protection software, will showcase its Moonwalk 6.0 software suite at Novell’s BrainShare 2008 conference, March 16-21, 2008 at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Booth #215.

Moonwalk will demonstrate the advanced data migration functionality that its enterprise software suite delivers for Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 users, including the industry’s first solution for simple and transparent data migration and backup of OES2 data to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3).

Moonwalk’s data management and migration engine helps OES 2 customers reduce capital expenditures on storage infrastructure by automatically migrating data from expensive platform-captive primary storage volumes to cheaper secondary tiers and to also leverage the huge cost efficiencies that Internet Storage, such as S3, affords via file system interconnectivity, recovering expensive primary storage capacity.


Moonwalk 6.0 is an Enterprise Data Management system that allows companies to minimize storage expenditure while maximizing existing storage infrastructure. Extending the capability of traditional HSM technology, Moonwalk places unstructured data into perspective by intelligently relocating files to and from various storage locations, depending on the value of that data. This in turn, gives companies greater control of their datasets and optimum use of their storage infrastructure. Common practice has seen companies simply buying more storage to accommodate data growth, creating even bigger headaches further down the track. With Moonwalk, companies can resolve many of these storage issues today, and maintain effective management of disk space on an ongoing basis.

“Our approach to enterprise data management is to be completely agnostic with the ability to link any OS to any storage platform,” said Peter Harvey, CEO of Moonwalk. “This vendor-neutral is essential as it’s virtually impossible to find an enterprise operating within a fully homogenous environment. Moonwalk’s vendor-neutral design enables us to rapidly deploy “any to any” solutions such as OES2 to S3 migration.”

Moonwalk software delivers data management with metadata-level precision for all information on network storage, servers and clients. It proactively migrates, copies and moves data according to user-defined rules and policies based on criteria such as age, size, file type, file name, file creator and many more granular classification rules. Moonwalk operates across and between all major file systems, including Windows, UNIX, Linux and Netware environments, and all primary and secondary storage environments. Its stateless architecture requires no additional overhead and is completely transparent to users and applications, with no introduced points of potential failure to ensuring maximum performance and availability. With Moonwalk, applying even one simple rule of moving all files one year or older onto secondary storage can result in an immediate halving in primary storage; applying additional rules typically results in significantly higher capacity savings in some cases in the order of 90 percent.

About Moonwalk
Moonwalk, founded in 2002, has introduced the most all-inclusive data management and protection software on Earth. Moonwalk solutions are available for all major operating systems and support most storage platforms. Early adopters of Moonwalk can be found in banking, healthcare, services, distribution, education, government, research and development, aerospace, telecommunications and broadcasting industries. More information can be found at http://www.moonwalkinc.com.

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