With file virtualisation, the actual physical location of files becomes irrelevant to the user. Although the user is accessing what they perceive as local files, they are in fact accessing files that are centrally stored. The virtualisation technology provides the link from the desktop to the actual files, which can be stored anywhere on the network.
This provides the IT department with increased control and flexibility in carrying out management tasks such as replication or migration without affecting users. This technology can also eliminate some of the complexities that have grown up recently around technologies such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), further simplifying management activities.
File virtualisation relies on technologies such as the F5 ARX
device that provides automated, policy-based management across storage environments. As a partner of F5, Hibernia Evros is able to provide high levels of expertise to help ensure you benefit from the most suitable virtualisation solution.