FalconStor FreeStor: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Organizations that use a wide variety of different legacy storage systems and/or multiple public, private and hybrid clouds should look at FreeStor. This software-defined storage solution unifies management of heterogenous resources and also includes features like data protection, optimization, predictive analytics for forecasting and much more.

This all-in-one solution may help companies reduce their licensing costs versus purchasing multiple solutions, and it may also decrease management time. Adding value, it's platform is vendor neutral, so it should interoperate well with several players.

In addition to its flagship Freestor SDS platform, FalconStor offers a data protection solution with backup and disaster recovery capabilities, a storage virtualization product and a virtual tape library with deduplication capabilities. These related offerings suggest a technological depth from the company that is a plus for its SDS offering.

Product Description

More than just an SDS solution, FreeStor is a comprehensive data management platform that includes data virtualization, data protection, security, optimization and analysis capabilities. Completely vendor-agnostic, it can manage data stored in any on-premises hardware or in the cloud. It also incorporates predictive analytics capabilities to help storage managers forecast their future storage needs. It promises to break down data silos while reducing costs and management time.

Type of product:

Software-only

Editions available:

N/A

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • data migration capabilities
  • continuous availability
  • data protection and recovery
  • storage optimization
  • heterogeneous analytics
  • secure multi-tenancy
  • support for flash

Target Industries

Designed for enterprises in any industry

Customers

Stadtwerke Saarbrücken, Yonex, Sunrise Communications Group, Egenera and C&C

Pricing and How to Buy

Prices are based on an all-inclusive subscription model that are priced per TB of storage. Estimates are available on request.

Falcon Stor FreeStor Features Chart

FalconStor FreeStor
Type of ProductSoftware-only
Editions AvailableN/A
LicenseProprietary
Key features● data migration capabilities
● continuous availability
● data protection and recovery
● storage optimization
● heterogeneous analytics
● secure multi-tenancy
● support for flash
Target IndustriesAny industry
PricingSubscription based;
available upon request


For more information on virtualizing your storage infrastructure, read our Guide to Software Defined Storage

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