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Whitepaper: File Virtualization - Over 1 Billion Served

Storage systems are bulging at the seams with file-based data, and it is the kind of data that is exceptionally challenging to house and manage. Some organizations are looking for ways to manage this data better using more and more file servers and storage devices; others are trying to figure out how to manage it at all. And the growth-management problem is happening even as end-users are increasing their file-access demands.

Historically, file archiving “point products” made management more efficient. But they address just the first part of the problem: They manage only migration and retention policies of inactive information.

A crucial component for improving management of inactive and active file-based data is global file virtualization. Global file virtualization insulates clients and applications from the impact of changes to the IT infrastructure and dramatically lowers the total cost of ownership. It provides holistic management—file archiving for inactive files, management of active data, and ongoing optimization of capacity and performance across systems and storage tiers. File virtualization allows data to flow freely across information targets, and it gives organizations a way to decrease costs while maximizing the value derived from this file-based information.

Download the whitepaper, here.

Published Saturday, June 16, 2007 7:03 PM by David Marshall
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