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FalconStor FreeStor Storage Server – Product Brief

Last updated September 9th, 2019 for additions to the EvaluScale table. Concise 7-page overview of SDS offering FalconStor FreeStor. Covers potential, usage, highlights, and strengths/potential concerns.

The FalconStor FreeStor Storage Server (FSS) is a storage solution that allows heterogeneous server and storage attachment with a wide range of data services.  Support for multiple storage protocols including Fibre Channel and iSCSI from the same storage pool as virtual LUNs for servers is accomplished through the SAN virtualization capabilities introduced with the FSS software.

The FalconStor FreeStor Storage Server is a logical successor to the earlier Network Storage Server (NSS) product that built on the original software called IPSTOR.  FreeStor contains a new implementation that FalconStor calls the Intelligent Abstraction engine. The advanced features offered by FalconStor have been integrated into FSS.

FalconStor FSS storage services include high availability (clustering), synchronous and asynchronous mirroring, remote replication, snapshot (point-in-time) copy, dynamic multi-pathing and change-journaling (TimeMark).  The software can be installed on Intel-based server(s) and runs on a modified Linux operating system.  Host attachment to the FreeStor Storage Server includes any servers that support Fibre Channel, iSCSI, or InfiniBand. Device attachments include any standards-compliant storage array.

FalconStor FreeStor Storage Server Product Brief includes: 

  • Introduction
  • Highlights
  • Usage
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group Opinion


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