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A Bright New Idea in Storage Management

The StorHouse software-based platform provides unmatched levels of data access and assurance - and the lowest cost per terabyte of storage in the industry. Learn about the key differentiators and benefits of this powerful platform.

Enabling organizations to backup, archive and access all file-based data

Relational File System is a comprehensive, easy-to-deploy file system interface that enables applications writing to NFS/NTFS/CIFS file systems to archive and retrieve medical images, scientific and biomedical research data, documents, e-mail, voice mail, video, and other digitized data in file format to/from a StorHouse virtual storage solution. No API is required. StorHouse simply appears on a network as a single, unified file share. Users and applications can access the file share through traditional drive letter mapping (V:\) or a server-oriented file path

Relational File System leverages StorHouse scalability, storage virtualization, and data integrity features to create enterprise archive solutions that can grow to trillions of files without impacting the integrity or stability of the archive. In fact, Relational File System remains a cost-effective, accessible, performance-oriented solution well beyond the benchmark that defines when most file systems and relational databases begin to fail.

Major benefits include:

  • Ensured data integrity throughout the information lifecycle
  • Unprecedented scalability that supports configurations larger than any digital data store currently in production
  • Standard NAS device behavior, giving applications transparent access to a comprehensive enterprise-wide archive
  • Hardware agnostic approach so that enterprises can choose media based on individual file compliance, retention, and/or performance requirements
  • Simplified system and storage administration, enabling organizations to automatically reposition data based on cost, performance, or hardware considerations.
  • Cost-correct ROI that lowers the total cost of data ownership

Organizations and government agencies worldwide currently use Relational File System for digital preservation initiatives, active archive applications, and native file format backups of terabytes to petabytes of file-based data.