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Hybrid Cloud Solution for Unstructured Data Management with DataCore and Wasabi

Reduce Costs and Complexity by Automatically Offloading Inactive Files to the Cloud

Much of the space consumed in your NAS and file servers is taken up by inactive, historical data and snapshots of important files. That poor use of expensive capacity leaves little room for hot data and makes for sluggish access. Each time space runs low, organizations are forced to buy new equipment, manually spread files across different systems, breaking directory hierarchies and disrupting users. It’s the number one cause of annual storage spending with no end in sight.

DataCore and Wasabi have teamed to archive those inactive files and snapshots to inexpensive secondary storage in the cloud. The process is completely non-disruptive, automated and reversible, so when you do need to restore a file from the cloud, it’s as if it never left. The integrated solution saves you from buying more expensive capacity on-premises, and keeps the familiar directory structure intact. You decide what and when should go on the cloud, software does the rest.

Hands-free Data Placement and Cloud Migration from DataCore vFilO

Through the magic of virtualization, DataCore’s vFilO software pools existing NAS and File Servers as if one logical system (single namespace). From that point on, files are no longer tethered to a specific piece of hardware. Instead, the once-separate file shares become subdirectories distributed across several tiers of storage. vFilO then moves files between available storage devices according to data placement objectives set by the organization. For example, files frequently used by the CFO are automatically placed on the fastest tier, whereas seldom-accessed videos relocate to the lowest-cost secondary storage.

Wasabi’s Hot Cloud Storage provides the most affordable alternative for this tier, where both archive files and snapshots of critical files and applications can be kept inexpensively. Wasabi’s single tier of cloud storage is 80% less than AWS with no fees for egress or API requests, saving money every time you access your files. DataCore saves you additional money by reducing cloud capacity consumption through global de-duplication and compression with encryption. You can calculate the estimated savings from vFilO’s built-in Data Profiler.

To users and applications, files in the cloud remain accessible from the same familiar directory. Data is retrieved quickly from Wasabi’s high-performance cloud storage, leaving users with a near-seamless experience—in many cases never knowing the data was off-site at all.

About DataCore

DataCore Software delivers the industry’s most flexible, intelligent, and powerful software-defined storage solutions for block, file and object storage, helping more than 10,000 customers worldwide modernize how they store, protect, and access data.

The company’s comprehensive product suite, intellectual property portfolio, and its unrivaled experience in storage virtualization and advanced data services, position DataCore as the authority on software-defined storage.

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