File systems originally started as a way to organize files. They’ve since evolved into the primary means of storing, sharing, and protecting all types of unstructured data. Now, with the rapid adoption of the cloud, the increase in both the number and size of files, and the need to support geographical distribution of data to global organizations and mobile users, the file system needs to evolve once again. Legacy file systems are simply not prepared for cloud storage, nor do they meet the scalability and mobility demands of the modern enterprise.
There are several vendors claiming to have some form of a cloud-era file-system. Download this analyst white paper to learn about the specific capabilities required for a file system to truly be “cloud era”.