The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Management Efficiency

The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Management Efficiency

Organizations are adopting new strategies for building and managing file-based storage solutions in response to the high growth in file-based information and the critical need to more cost-effectively manage these information assets. Network-based file virtualization is a key for addressing these challenges.

This IDC white paper highlights findings from a recent study of companies who have adopted file virtualization technologies. Download this white paper to discover how these companies have reaped serious benefits, such as:

  • Rapidly and non-disruptively migrated data from file servers to more scalable NAS systems
  • Reduced spending on disk capacity by 50-80%
  • Boosted end-user productivity and reduced development times
  • Cut tape consumption and backup times by 50-80%

Download this white paper to find out how file virtualization can ease your data management challenges.


Richard L. Villars Vice President, Storage Systems As Vice President, Storage Systems, Richard Villars is a senior member of IDC's Storage research team which assess the development and adoption of storage hardware and software solutions. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the evolution of storage networking infrastructure and next-generation storage technologies. He advises clients on the impact of tiered storage, blade servers, and regulatory compliance on organizations' storage and information management practices.
F5 Networks
07 Sep 2007
01 May 2007
12 Page(s)
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