Is Moonwalk Compatible?
Moonwalk is compatible with most storage environments which means it’s likely to be compatible with your current storage solution, but equally, as importantly, it is unlikely you won’t be locked into any solution.
Alibaba Cloud OSS
Google Cloud Storage
IBM Spectrum Scale
IBM COS / Bluemix
Virtualstream Storage Cloud
Policy Operations – Details of the various operations that may be performed on selected files by Admin Centre policies
For all specifics on system upgrades, system backups, disaster recovery and network ports download the Moonwalk Administration Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Moonwalk Extend The Life Of Your Primary Storage
Moonwalk have many accumulative financial benefits, perhaps the clearest is the how it extends the lifecycle of primary storage.
Once the agent is installed it will structure data on the both primary and secondary storage. You would set a policy that data not accessed for X period of time will be sent to secondary storage, with the understanding that because of snubbing technology and the structuring of the data, it can be recalled back to its original location on the primary storage.
With clients such as Stanford university, in excess of 50% of the data was able to be sent to secondary storage meaning more space is available for operation requirements. Primary storage is more expensive, and not only did it extend the life of primary storage, it made a saving.
What Storage Is Moonwalk Compatible With?
Moonwalk is compatible with every major server solution, including (but not limited to) Windows Server, NetApp (Cluster-mode), NetApp (7-mode), OES Linux. The list of compatible secondary servers can be found here
Moonwalk has been designed to work and many different servers, by location and cloud based. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to reach out to a consultant who can walk you through the technical application of Moonwalk.
How Does Moonwalk Facilitate And Support Data Recovery
Moonwalk works as a data recovery tool. Both the agent in the secondary storage and the agent housed in the primary storage keep critical information on the data that gets moved between storage tiers. If one storage tier was to need replacing, Moonwalk is able restore all files and data into their original positions on the server.
To understand more about how Moonwalk delivers disaster recovery functionality, speak to a consultant.