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Moonwalk Software Unveils Industry's First Universal File Area Network.

MILTON, Australia -- Moonwalk Inc., the Australian developer of all-inclusive data management and protection software, today announced Moonwalk's Universal File Area Network (FAN). Moonwalk's FAN boasts support for all major existing hardware and operating systems platforms, immediately improving enterprise data management and migration across heterogeneous environments throughout a global unified namespace.

The Taneja Group defines a File Area Network as a systematic approach to organizing the various file-related technologies in the enterprise, such as storage devices, namespaces, file data optimization and file optimization services. The goal of a FAN is to provide IT managers with a scalable flexible and intelligent platform for the cost-effective delivery of enterprise information file information and a much higher level of file control. Moonwalk achieves all of the FAN objectives with an enterprise data management system that allows companies to minimize storage expenditures while maximizing their existing storage infrastructure. Moonwalk provides universal FAN support with a vendor-agnostic hardware-independent design that runs on all major OS platforms, including Window, UNIX, Linux and Netware. The Moonwalk universal FAN platform empowers IT managers for the first time to proactively manage the migration, copying and movement of files throughout the enterprise.

"The industry has entered the next phase in enterprise file management with the emergence of File Area Networks that underscore the importance of managing, migrating and accessing business critical files across the enterprise storage infrastructure regardless of physical location, storage platform or operating system environment," said Peter Harvey, CEO of Moonwalk. "Moonwalk 6.0 incorporates this functionality to make advanced file management and protection simple and transparent to users."

Moonwalk enables IT managers to easily and quickly create a set of centrally-managed rules throughout the enterprise, establishing policies for file management, and then quickly modify those rules to meet changing business requirements with the certainty that those policies will be transparently enforced throughout the FAN. By enforcing standards and customized rules for backing up, moving, copying and migrating files, often offloading as much as 90 percent of infrequently accessed or changed data from primary servers to less expensive hardware, Moonwalk increases efficiency, reduces expenses, and still allows for rapid recovery even in the case of catastrophic failure.

About Moonwalk Software

Moonwalk software delivers data management with metadata-level precision for all information on network storage, servers and clients. It proactively migrates, copies and moves data according to user-defined rules and policies based on criteria such as age, size, file type, file name, file creator and many more granular classification rules. Moonwalk operates across and between all major file systems, including Windows, UNIX, Linux and Netware environments, and all primary and secondary storage environments. Its stateless architecture requires no additional overhead and is completely transparent to users and applications, with no introduced points of potential failure to ensuring maximum performance and availability. With Moonwalk, applying even one simple rule of moving all files one year or older onto secondary storage can result in an immediate halving in primary storage; applying additional rules typically results in significantly higher capacity savings in some cases in the order of 90 percent.

Pricing and Availability

Moonwalk 6.0 with Universal FAN support costs as little as $4,000 per node, depending on configuration specifications. For exact pricing and availability, please contact

About Moonwalk

Moonwalk, founded in 2002, has introduced the most all-inclusive data management and protection software on Earth. Moonwalk solutions are available for all major operating systems and support most storage platforms. Early adopters of Moonwalk can be found in banking, healthcare, services, distribution, education, government, research and development, aerospace, telecommunications and broadcasting industries. More information can be found at
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