By Dave Simpson
-- Seven10 Storage Software this week announced that its StorFirst EAS file system-based archiving and disaster recovery software is now integrated with the EMC Atmos cloud storage platform. The integration eliminates the need for Seven10's application developer and OEM customers to write to the Atmos APIs, which can two to three weeks or more, according to Seven10 CEO Jim Moulton.
"The software allows customers to use cloud storage with multiple applications at the same time, without having to waste engineering resources integrating their applications with the Atmos APIs," says Moulton.
The Windows-based StorFirst EAS software allows access to the cloud (internal or external) via a CIFS/NFS/http integration layer, and also provides storage tiering across virtually any storage platform, including disk, tape and optical devices and EMC Symmetrix, Clariion, Centera, Atmos and Atmos Online.
"StorFirst EAS can combine all types of media into a virtual volume that looks like a standard file system on Windows and is accessible via NFS or CIFS," Moulton explains. "And with the tiering functionality you can use EMC Atmos as, say, a third storage tier."
The software intelligently places data on the appropriate storage device(s) based on factors such as age, file size, file type or other criterion, creating a tiered archive environment. Other features of StorFirst EAS, which was introduced earlier this year, include data encryption, retention, replication and disaster-recovery functionality.