FalconStor has a different approach to storage and data protection. Just like seatbelts and airbags are standard features on automobiles, thin provisioning is a standard feature of FalconStor Network Storage Server (NSS) and Continuous Data Protector (CDP) products. Why charge customers for something they would naturally want and need? Therefore, there is no additional cost for either thin provisioning or remote replication on these FalconStor solutions. In fact, the default setting (when provisioning primary or protection volumes) is to use thin provisioning. This eliminates wasted or stranded capacity and allows customers to buy only what they need today; future disk capacity can be easily populated and provisioned as needed.
When something makes so much sense from a feature or technology perspective – such as thin provisioning – why not simply include it in the product?“Defining Data Protection, Again” is not empty rhetoric at FalconStor, it’s how we operate from every level.