FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is transforming how enterprises move,
store, protect and optimize data. Founded in 2000, FalconStor offers an
award-winning platform for data migration, business continuity, disaster
recovery, optimized backup
and deduplication. FalconStor helps maximize data availability and system
uptime to ensure nonstop business productivity, while simplifying data
management to reduce operational costs. Our open, integrated software solutions
reduce vendor lock-in and give enterprises the freedom to choose the
applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their
business. FalconStor solutions are available and supported by OEMs, as well as
leading system integrators and resellers worldwide. FalconStor is headquartered
in Melville, N.Y. with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
For more information, visit www.falconstor.com
- editor's comments:- January 2015 - I quietly dropped my coverage of
storage related companies which weren't doing anything interesting in the SSD
market 5 years ago as it was clear to me that the future of all enterprise
storage would be SSD - and even back then - in
SSDs were taking up most of my time - and StorageSearch.com had already been
running ads for enterprise SSDs for 10 years.
So for those reasons - I
remained silent on the topic of FalconStor - from 2010 to 2015...
knew that would one day change when FalconStor figured out its new role in the
SSD ecosystem... I had seen that with hundreds of other companies which had
to the fortunes of SSD.
In March 2010 -
and VAR channel support for Violin Memory's 2U
rackmount FC flash SSD - the
Violin 1010 .
launched FreeStor - a multi-vendor data migration, replication and management
platform for rackmount SSDs.
the big SSD ideas in 2016?|
"Nvme and soon 3D Xpoint are
affordable, solve low queue depth and write performance issues and will make
performance claims from the usual suspects irrelevant... Removing the interface
bottleneck was the giant step here."
Meijers, System Engineer at Greenpower
|Editor:- October 14, 2015 - FalconStor Software
its FreeStor software is now supported by Kaminario on its K2
flash arrays to provide data migration and multi storage vendor replication
to ask - why isn't there already a better availability of industry wide useful
enterprise software which can replace and abstract away the mish mash of
different chaotic patches, tools and feature sets which arise in the systems
products of SSD box makers?|
enterprise flash array consolidation|
|FalconStor shows why it has
taken so many years to launch an SSDcentric next software thing|
|Editor:- February 19, 2015 - You might think
there are enough SDS companies already - but SSDcentric data architectures are
pulling system solutions in
directions - so until the dust settles and the landscape looks clearer -
there are plenty of gaps for companies to enter the market. |
significant this week was FalconStor - who
a new SSDcentric storage pool redeployment and management platform called
FreeStor - which the
company says works across legacy, modern and virtual environments.
says - "The heart of FreeStor is the Intelligent Abstraction layer. Its a
virtual Rosetta Stone that allows data - in all its forms - to migrate to,
from and across all platforms, be it physical or virtual."
They've posted a good
video which describes it all.
FalconStor's natural partners are
enterprise SSD systems vendors and integrators who have good products but who
don't have a complete (user environmentally rounded) software stack.
comments:- For 4 years FalconStor gave me the impression of a storage
software company which didn't know what it wa going to do with the SSD market -
despite having a base of thousands of customers in the enterprise storage
FalconStor's delay can now be explained. They were
studying what needed to be done - and it took a lot of work.
want to understand who else is offering a product concept which is similar in
vision to FalconStor's FreeStor - I'd say
Although due to a difference in ultimate scaling aspirations and markets - I
would say that FalconStor's product is lower end and currently more accessible.
Part of the reason being that FalconStor already has a customer base for pre SSD
era software - which they are hoping to convert incrementally.