File area network (FAN) podcast -- trends in content management and delivery

Online content is proliferating at unprecedented rates. Get advice from industry analyst Brad O'Neil in this podcast, brought to you by Gear 6. content partner Gear6 offers the following podcast from its Gear6 Analyst Spotlight. Brad O'Neil -- senior analyst and consultant with Taneja Group -- advises listeners on the current trends and potential challenges of file management. This discussion is moderated by Gary Orenstein, vice president of marketing at Gear6. The podcast is 16.5 minutes in duration.

Today's topic is file area networking (FAN). Highlights include:

  • Preparation for future file management.
  • Using namespaces to create a unified view of data across multiple devices and file systems.
  • Using namespaces to create optimal performance and reliability.
  • Seeing application acceleration as critical to file management.


About the contributor: Gear6 centralized caching solutions address the widening performance gap between increasingly powerful servers and lagging mechanical storage devices, delivering scalable and transparent storage acceleration to mainstream enterprises. Gear6 solutions accelerate existing storage infrastructure for real time performance, eliminate bottlenecks, and guarantee transaction response times. These real-time capabilities speed up applications, provide protection from peak load disruptions, and improve quality of service.

This was first published in January 2007

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