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Moonwalk Universal announces IBM Portfolio Strategy

Delivers insight to storage, object and cloud

Palo Alto, CA – May 05, 2020 – Moonwalk Universal, a specialist in large-scale data management solutions, today announced the integration of its award-winning software with IBM’s portfolio of leading storage, cloud and analytic technologies.

For more than a decade, Moonwalk has brought file control and automation to enterprise storage infrastructure, intelligently placing data at the most appropriate location – on-premise file servers or object stores, offsite storage or cloud services. Designed to cut storage TCO, reduce complexity, optimize resource use, enforce corporate governance and more, Moonwalk’s unique capabilities provide granular control of files and objects according to project, location, user, size, name, age. A REST API is available for advanced customer integration.

“We’ve been working with IBM globally for many years, solving tough challenges and enhancing our offerings with IBM’s products and services,” said Duncan Wright, UK country manager at Moonwalk. “In the coming months we will be announcing further support for IBM’s data insight, analytic and transfer acceleration technologies, bringing greater value, deeper insight and higher performance to our customers.”

The Moonwalk IBM ecosystem includes comprehensive integration with IBM Cloud Object Store, Spectrum Scale, Spectrum Discover, Aspera and IBM Watson.

Moonwalk’s current GA release includes support for the latest file systems and servers, cloud and object stores, including Windows Server 2019, NetApp and Isilon, RStor, Wasabi, Amazon S3, Azure, Google Cloud, Aliyun, Caringo Swarm, Hitachi HCP, Dell EMC ECS, Scality RING, and Cloudian HyperStore.

Moonwalk Starter Edition, available free for up to 25 TB of managed data, continues to be expanded with new features and platforms. As with the enterprise edition, Moonwalk Starter automates file mobility from expensive primary storage and bloated NAS systems to lower-cost storage within the network or cloud services, without impacting applications or end users.

Benefits of Moonwalk include:

  • Out-of-the-box support for all major cloud and object stores
  • Reduced storage cost of ownership up to 80 percent
  • Reduced size of production file system volumes up to 90 percent
  • Zero middleware; zero single points of failure
  • No limits on file count
  • Reporting and analytics for continued optimization and improvement

About Moonwalk Universal

Moonwalk Universal develops all-inclusive data insight, management and mobility software for major operating systems, storage platforms, object stores and the cloud. Moonwalk’s technology is found in large organizations spanning banking, healthcare, manufacturing, government, research and other key industries. For more information visit