Tiger Technology, an industry veteran in file system virtualization at scale for production and archive, today announced the launch of Tiger Bridge 3.5, an HSM Tiering & Synchronization software connector that unifies file-level block and object storage into a single namespace.
Tiger Bridge enables application cloud interoperability and makes data life-cycle management radically simple. Running at the kernel level on any Windows system, Tiger Bridge provides a simple administrative console where policies are created to determine file locality based on last access time and/or volume capacity. Managed directories or volumes maintain local performance for active files while policies work in the background replicating or migrating data to secondary target storage locations. Migrated files are replaced with zero-byte stub files. These placeholders allow applications to function transparently as if the data exists in its original location.
Users and applications no longer need to worry where data is actually stored: on premises, in the cloud or hybrid.
“Whether they run on premises or in the cloud, enterprise servers remain heavily dependent on block storage”, said Alex Lefterov, CEO of Tiger Technology. “By seamlessly bridging the gap between block and object storage, Tiger Bridge eliminates a huge barrier and enables organizations of all sizes to instantly leverage cloud storage resilience and scalability without having to re-engineer their existing infrastructure.”
Tiger Bridge maximizes storage utilization while minimizing operational costs. In the event of a disaster, Tiger Bridge ensures business continuity with minimal recovery time.
“By allowing any number of hosts to synchronize their file systems and interface directly with cloud services” states Bob Vassar, VP WW Technical Sales & Service at Tiger Technology, “Tiger Bridge is ideally suited for scalable, multi-point ingests and massive edge deployments.”
– Supports Object Storage, Tape Library, DAS/NAS targets
– Reclaims block storage capacity with stub files
– Maintains chain-of-custody for digital evidence
– Automated lifecycle policies
– Native Active Directory support
– SSL/TSL Secure Transfer
– Intra-Cloud Tiering
– Geo Replication
– Capacity Expansion
– Performance Tiering
– File Server Migration
– Business Continuity
– Disaster Recovery
– Hybrid Cloud Computing
– Remote Offices
– Multi-point Ingest
– Edge Deployment
About Tiger Technology
Tiger Technology has been developing software and designing high-performance, secure, data management solutions for companies in Enterprise IT, Surveillance, Media and Entertainment, and SMB/SME markets since 2004. Customers are using Tiger solutions in over 120 countries. Tiger’s software portfolio consists of high-speed NAS/SAN file system sharing, virtual volume set and virtual project workspace management in addition to HSM tiering and synchronization solutions. Tiger Technology enables organizations of any size and scale to manage their digital assets on-premise, public cloud, or a hybrid model.
About Tiger Bridge
Tiger Bridge is an HSM tiering and synchronization software connector that transparently extends NTFS volumes to a growing list of supported on-premise targets or public cloud.
Tiger Bridge installs on physical or virtual servers and extends the local file system capabilities by intelligently managing the placement of files based on user defined policies.
Tiger Bridge requires NO application or workflow alterations, NO dedicated volume mounts for file staging, NO gateway servers, and NO complicated database management.