Distributed File and Object Storage Virtualization

DataCore™ vFilO™

DataCore vFilO software offers next-generation distributed file and object storage virtualization for unprecedented visibility and control over widely-scattered data spread across NAS, file servers, and object stores through a multi-site, keyword-searchable global namespace.

Unprecedented visibility and control over widely-scattered, unstructured data

vFilO combines the capabilities of a scale-out distributed file systems while delivering on the benefits of an object storage system, supporting NFS, SMB, and S3 protocol access to the same set of data.

It continuously migrates, load balances and safeguards data among on-premises and cloud storage tiers using ML and arbitrage modeling to optimize for cost, performance, capacity, availability, compliance as well as other business objectives.

Inactive data is de-duplicated, compressed, and moved to lower cost storage such as a cloud S3 bucket. DataCore’s enterprise-class, scale-out data services are unconstrained by hardware infrastructure or geography and include live data mobility, self-service undelete, snapshots/clones and replication at any level of granularity.


Separate FilersFRUSTRATING!

Must know the specific filer and directory/folder hierarchy to store or find anything

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Global Namespace with Tags EASY

Keyword search and automatic load balancing are no longer constrained by organizational hierarchy

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Visibility & Control

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  • Measurably improve productivity and collaboration across sites with faster, easier access to files and multimedia
  • Enjoy increased visibility over your unstructured data storage, all under one intelligent system
  • Fulfill data governance obligations through explicit policies or high level objectives
  • Derive new business insights gleaned from metadata

Ultimate Flexibility

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  • Expand and modernize as needed with no dependency on device or manufacturer
  • Integrate new server and storage technologies alongside existing equipment w/out painful and expensive forklift upgrades
  • Store data where it makes most sense, traversing sites and hardware architectures, based on explicit policies
  • The power of object and file access methods in one system with multi-protocol support

Efficiency & Simplicity

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  • Recover time lost shuffling files around and backing them up
  • Avoid disruptive data migrations
  • Unify management of different types and profiles of data under one system
  • Automate data placement and tracking to optimize capacity and control costs while meeting performance and availability objectives

Compelling Economics

  • Modernize while maximizing the value from existing equipment without having to rip out and replace perfectly good assets.
  • Save by transparently relocating inactive data and replicas on lower cost object based storage, deduped and compressed, yet remaining easily accessible as before if needed.
  • Defer buying more premium storage by uncluttering it and fully dedicating its capacity and resources for the active data that deserves it
  • Avoid consuming costly space and bandwidth by performing functions quickly and cost-effectively at the file level rather than at the volume level

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vFilO Features


  • Servers / PCs / Laptops
  • Virtual Machines
  • Container

Access Methods

  • NFS
  • SMB
  • S3*

Operation & Insights

  • Extensible Metadata
  • Data Migration
  • Historical /
    Real-Time Charts
  • Health &
    Performance Graphs
  • Alerts
  • Provisioning

Data Services

  • Active Archive Active Archive
  • Global Namespace Global Namespace*
  • Auto Placement Auto Placement
  • Load Balancing Load Balancing
  • Data Mobility Data Mobility
  • Parallel NFS Parallel NFS
  • Deduplication / Compression Deduplication / Compression**
  • Replication & Recovery Replication & Recovery
  • Encryption Encryption**
  • Snapshots Snapshots
  • Filer / NAS Pooling, Assimilation Filer / NAS Pooling, Assimilation
  • Undelete Undelete

Command & Control

  • Access Controls
  • CLI
  • Console
  • File Granularity
  • Plug-Ins

Storage Protocols

  • Block
  • FILE
  • Cloud



Volume discounts apply

Active data:


for a one year term license

Inactive/archive data:


for a one year term license (Inactive data is deduped and compressed in object storage or the cloud)

*MSRP for the software does not include the cost of the underlying on-premises or cloud storage

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