Attune Systems, a provider of enterprise network file management (NFM) systems, has released the Maestro File Manager FM5500.
The Maestro, says Attune, provides powerful NFM functionality combined with the easiest and lowest-risk deployment options available today. The company says it “dramatically” reduces the complexity and cost of managing heterogeneous file server and file data resources without disrupting users or requiring risky cut-over deployments.
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It minimises the deployment risk because, says Attune, it allows system administrators to incrementally deploy new, robust virtualisation capabilities across their existing file server and network attached storage (Nas) infrastructure by supporting three concurrent operational stages, including out-of-band discovery, native mode and extended mode.
It is designed to preserve the client view of users' content while providing cost-saving policy-based management, in-depth resource discovery, alerts, reporting and proactive intervention to avoid disruption and preserve business continuity.
The Maestro also provides capabilities such as data consolidation, server retirement, automated Nas and file server tiering, global namespace, file server load balancing and pooling.
"IT administrators are continuously looking for ways to manage their file servers while adding capacity and migrating data. The Maestro File Manager [virtualises] both files and shares across heterogeneous vendors and protocols," says Alan Kessler, chief executive officer, Attune Systems.
"For customers, this ultimately results in simpler management, higher service levels and lower cost."