StorageX Generation 8 Introduces Object Storage Support

Today, we are proud to announce the release of StorageX 8.0. StorageX 8.0 is designed to empower enterprises to seamlessly analyze, move, manage and modernize data assets from creation to archive for true business transformation. The new version of StorageX delivers support for S3 compliant storage and comprehensive file management from the data center to the cloud – eliminating data silos and vendor lock-in.

  • Integrated Data Analytics – StorageX 8.0 introduces a new analysis portal, custom tags, metadata support and analysis to drive IT business processes for new IBM Cloud Object Storage, NetApp StorageGRID and S3-compliant object storage.
  • Data Modernization – StorageX 8.0 introduces support for S3-compliant object storage, transforming files into S3 compatible format, providing for native S3 access to files, using RESTful APIs, to support DevOps projects for storage management automation and orchestration.

Object Storage is a Game Changer

Object storage is a game changer for enterprise long-term data retention. It offers significant advantages for scalability, easy access, built-in availability and security. Importantly, object storage is based on industry standards, removing dreaded “vendor lock-in” experience.

StorageX 8.0 introduces file-to-object conversion, so you can quickly convert legacy files to object and enjoy all the benefits that object storage offers. StorageX provides a web-based Retrieval Portal to access your S3 files and you may access your S3 files natively using any S3-compliant browser or using S3-compliant APIs.

StorageX Puts You in Control

Using StorageX, you can quickly move files to the location where you need it and when you need it. No more vendor lock-in. NAS to NAS migration continues to be very important; but, we believe that new file-to-object conversion and migration will have a major impact on your enterprise storage strategy.

For enterprises looking for improved scalability and accessibility, object storage is the perfect choice. Object storage is directly accessible from custom applications, using RESTful API. Use object storage to modernize your existing applications that access large amounts of data. Customer service and support is a good example.

StorageX is used today by 24 of the top Fortune 100 companies. StorageX has optimized more than 160 PB of storage, saving more than 80 years in project time and $80 million in total storage costs. To learn more about StorageX 8.0 visit our web pages.

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