Maginatics Unveils MagFS 2.0, the Next-Generation of Its Software-Defined Storage Platform

MagFS, the World's First End-to-End Storage Virtualization Platform, Further Improves Performance, Resiliency and Manageability and Adds a Variety of New Enterprise-Grade Features

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Maginatics Inc., a pioneer in software-defined storage, today announced the general availability of version 2.0 of its flagship product, MagFS, featuring new and enhanced capabilities for enterprises and service providers to centrally manage and secure data while making it accessible anywhere, on any endpoint, at enterprise scale.

With MagFS, enterprise-class organizations can host data wherever they wish -- on-premises, in the public cloud or both -- while users and applications can access that data from anywhere on any endpoint device. Advanced, integrated WAN optimization enables near real-time file access regardless of data location, endpoint device class or the number of entities accessing data. Critically, an "on-premises" security model ensures that data is completely protected regardless of where it is stored or how it is accessed.

With today's release, Maginatics is enhancing its software-defined storage platform with:

Turbocharged performance. Several performance-enhancing features, including next-generation deduplication, further optimize metadata operations and increase intelligence at the cache level.

In-cloud snapshots. Metadata snapshots can be securely stored in the cloud or at another off-site location for disaster recovery, enabling rapid restoration of services at a new site if the primary site becomes unusable.

External sharing. With the click of a mouse, MagFS users can share files with parties outside their organization.

Auto-provisioned home directories. When creating new MagFS shares, IT administrators may invoke auto-provisioning of home directories for each user who has permission to access those shares. This greatly simplifies the life of admins supporting very large numbers of users.

User-level quotas. MagFS administrators can now designate a capacity quota at the user or group level.

Enhanced locking. Extending MagFS global file-level locking, version 2.0 introduces support for byte-range locking, enhancing global collaboration for an even larger set of use cases.

Unified management. Multiple shares can now be managed via a single management console.

Linux client. MagFS now supports Linux clients for data center and in-cloud deployments where Linux workloads are a must.

Ecosystem expansion. MagFS support for back-end storage technologies has been expanded to include Scality RING object storage.

MagFS is a general-purpose storage platform with a multitude of use cases. These include:

Secure enterprise file sharing. MagFS enables enterprises to provide their workforce with a highly scalable and completely secure yet user-friendly alternative to unauthorized file sharing services.

Storage of user data for virtual desktop solutions. MagFS allows enterprises and service providers to address two major pain points of thin client solutions -- capacity planning and the cost of storage -- by enabling storage of user data in the cloud.

Efficient data transport over distance. Moving large files such as software images from a central location to multiple distributed endpoints (branches or customer sites) can be a long and painful process, especially when network connections are characterized by very low bandwidth and high latency. MagFS can improve the speed of transfer by orders of magnitude, vastly reducing the production delays that can occur as teams wait to receive image updates.

In-cloud distributed (and coherent) file system. MagFS is application-compatible, enabling software to be migrated to the cloud without modification. Without MagFS, an application would have to be rewritten to the RESTful interfaces used by cloud storage. With MagFS, most applications with a standard file system interface will simply work in the cloud.

Cloud-based archival. MagFS allows enterprises to use existing third-party tools to archive both client and server data in the cloud, eliminating the need for tape and other archival layer options.

About Maginatics
Maginatics is a pioneer in software-defined storage. Its flagship product, MagFS, frees data from many of the constraints of physical infrastructure just as server virtualization does for workloads. MagFS allows enterprises and their distributed, mobile workforces to enjoy the benefits of cloud storage with the security, manageability and file system-level simplicity of traditional storage infrastructure. Additional information on the company and products can be found at www.Maginatics.com.

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