Today, companies are faced with a never-ending deluge of information and increasing competitive pressures. Consequently, they must strive to lower costs, improve asset utilization, drive productivity and optimize information movement. By implementing an information life cycle management (ILM) strategy, companies will be able to get the maximum value from all their information at the lowest total cost - including file system data.

File systems include many forms of digital information (such as electronic documents and images) that are retained and accessed through file systems. Organizations are seeing explosive growth of storage requirements for file systems in response to end-user productivity needs. They are also faced with regulatory compliance and litigation discovery requirements for record retention and retrieval.

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