Intelligent Storage Bridge (ISB) is designed to enhance the throughput and reliability of large data transfers, thereby increasing fast scratch efficiency and overall application workflow performance. Used in HPC environments, it includes vendor-agnostic support of Lustre solutions, allowing organizations to bring together a wider range of HPC and enterprise storage solutions. The appliance solves the “stranded data” challenge by automating the transfer of large data sets between high-performance fast scratch storage and a cost-effective enterprise storage system. A workflow driven, clustered data mover appliance, it features full high-availability and redundancy capabilities. It also supports bi-directional data flow between file systems such as Lustre, NFS, CIFS or the cloud and is easily controlled by users or by system administrators.