An Australian developer of data management and protection software has gotten its products approved to work with popular open source operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0.

Moonwalk Inc. said it has extended support for its software to allow Red Hat customers to take advantage of its storage management features. The company said this was important for firms that want to make use of so-called cloud-based compute environments from outside providers. Amazon’s S3, which allows customers to store data via file system interconnectivity, would be an example, Moonwalk said.

Moonwalk said its software includes metadata-level precision for all information on network storage, servers and clients. It proactively migrates, copies and moves data according to user-defined rules and policies based on criteria such as age, size, file type, file name, file creator and many more granular classification rules, the company added. File system support includes Windows, Unix, Linux and Netware environments, and all primary and secondary storage environments.