Brocade has unveiled what it describes as a "breakthrough" file management system for Windows environments.
The Brocade File Management Engine (FME) enables transparent file movement, simplifying file management, said the firm.
FME is a file virtualisation appliance designed to automate the intelligent movement and placement of file data. Its policy-based file migration helps customers reduce storage costs, eliminate inefficient manual processes, and minimise IT downtime for file data migrations, Brocade added.
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Brocade said it had launched FME to meet the need for firms to move more and larger files, improving the capacity and performance of their networks.
Such migrations often require costly weekend operations to avoid the risk of downtime during production hours.
Brocade said FME offers policy-driven automation and centralised control of file movement, enabling non-disruptive migration and placement of data without downtime.
This helps IT administrators migrate open or locked files even while users are accessing or writing to those files.