Unstructured file data constitutes a massive portion of IT storage environments—and it continues to grow out of control, overwhelming many organizations. Whether it’s content such as emails, office documents, photos, video and audio files or medical images, the capacity needed for file data continues to increase much faster than for block storage. But just adding disks or relying on legacy technologies to support that mountain of file data won’t help.
Traditional approaches to handling file growth have proven costly, hard to manage and difficult to scale. File servers offer the easies way to add file capacity but they have rigid scalability limitations, they create silos of hard-to-access data and they require time-consuming, manual upgrades.
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