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Data Mobility Suite Enables Multi-Site Replication and Migration

Cloud-enabled software platform empowers customers to eliminate data silos and move data to environments best suited to meet IT, business, and budgetary requirements.

I had the opportunity to catch up with Surya Varanasi, CTO of StorCentric prior to the introduction of their Data Mobility Suite. I met Surya at VMworld last year and learned of their aggregation of enterprise storage solutions Nexsan, Vexata, Retrospect, and Drobo.

Today, I asked Surya about the trends they have been seeing since COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Over the last six months, as people have been working from home, people have been buying compact data storage units, like Drobo, to save the work they are doing at home in a limited bandwidth environment and then pushing the work out at night when there is less traffic.

They’re also seeing more interest in their Assureon data security engine to provide unbreakable backup in light of the 400% increase in cyber attacks and ransomware events since the COVID-19 lockdowns began.

Overall, companies are thinking more about where their shared data is stored, how it is shared, and how it is consumed. In light of this, StorCentric is introducing its Data Mobility Suite (DMS), their first StorCentrc-branded software solution.

The all-inclusive solution enables seamless data migration, data replication, and data synchronization across heterogeneous, mixed media storage deployments – including disk, tape, and cloud. DMS empowers customers to eliminate data silos and move data to the platform and/or environment best suited to meet their IT, business, and budgetary requirements, thereby dramatically simplifying data management while ensuring maximum ROI on all current and future storage investments.

DMS is a non-disruptive software that supports vendor-agnostic file migration, replication, and synchronization. Through the use of policies and a user-friendly GUI, DMS streamlines processes and protects data in transit to/from the cloud with SSL encryption. Able to transfer millions of files simultaneously, DMS can be easily deployed on any non-proprietary server.

“Data migration, data replication, and data synchronization can be complicated endeavors that result in creating obstacles, instead of delivering the strategic business value, IT benefits, and budgetary advantages for which they were intended,” said Surya. “However, with the StorCentric Data Mobility Suite, channel partners and end customers are provided with an ideal software solution for tearing down and freeing data from its silos, in order to move it efficiently, accurately, and securely to its optimum environment(s).”

“The StorCentric DMS helps us to streamline our end customers’ data movement onto new systems by efficiently ingesting legacy files with fine-grained filtering and continuous incremental updates,” said Sevda Imranova, Owner and President, Citadel NY. “In doing so, we can ensure our customers’ new systems are ready for use as quickly as possible.”

StorCentric Data Mobility Suite (DMS) Features and Functionality:

  • Data Migration – DMS streamlines point-to-point data movement and tackles data flow requirements from any storage platform to another. Fine-grained filtering and continuous incremental updates alleviate the challenges of moving and consolidating data across heterogeneous environments.

  • Data Replication – DMS provides complete visibility and management control via an intuitive interface (GUI) for efficient replication and content distribution across on-premises, remote, and cloud resources. Files can be replicated from anywhere to anywhere, quickly and securely, addressing business continuity, disaster recovery (DR), and archive requirements, as well as legal and regulatory compliance mandates. Organizations with remote branch offices can ensure fast, local access to critical files, to gain the greatest efficiency and capabilities at the edge. Reverse workflows enable easy data consolidation from remote locations back to central locations.

  • Data Synchronization – DMS enables files to be synchronized across multiple storage repositories, including disk and tape, as well as private and public cloud providers. DMS ensures internal and external users can be provided with safe, secure, and uninterrupted access to all applicable data.

  • S3 Cloud Connector – DMS includes an object storage cloud connector supporting Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, Wasabi, and IBM ICOS, as well as many others, enabling multiple on- and off-premises workflow processes to co-exist

According to Surya, the product roadmap includes analytics to be able to get real-time insights from disparate data across the enterprise, monitoring for threat detection, and governance for policy compliance. StorCentric will continue to expand its data management platform regardless of where data is stored.


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