How many SMB-based Windows® file servers do you have? Many businesses have hundreds—even thousands, which can mean complexity and high maintenance overhead. To address these issues, you can consolidate numerous Windows file servers on NetApp® network-attached storage (NAS) with native Server Message Block/Common Internet File System (SMB/CIFS) support.
Integrate NetApp NAS systems into your Windows environment with minimal to no disruption, and connect them to existing authentication services, such as Active Directory.
Use SMB (CIFS) shares for applications such as SharePoint and SQL, as well as your custom and traditional workloads.
Take advantage of SMB 3.0 with NetApp clustered Data ONTAP® software to improve scalability and manageability for Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Turn on BranchCache to reduce download time for files in remote offices, and increase productivity for your branch employees.
NetApp can also provide certified solutions for antivirus, quota management, and security—for a complete and easy-to-integrate solution.
Learn how we can help you assess and consolidate your Windows file server environment to improve storage utilization, speed file backups, and save you time and money.