Enable real-time global file sharing for your distributed workforce by using NetApp’s intelligent Global File Cache.
NetApp’s proven intelligent Global File Cache allows distributed enterprises to securely consolidate silos of file servers into one cohesive global storage footprint in the public cloud, which streamlines overall IT management, significantly cuts costs, and boosts business productivity on a global scale.
Global File Cache deploys transparently on a Microsoft Windows Server instance, allowing enterprises to consolidate local storage and embed services like Microsoft Active Directory, DNS/DHCP, DNS, DFS Namespaces, and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager distribution in their unified IT infrastructure resulting in reduced IT complexity and significant cost savings.
Leverage the cloud for a single enterprise data footprint for all users, simplify data management, and improve business continuity.
Enable regional VDI farms to keep user productivity high and keep data close to the users without needing replication/sync overhead.
Enable a “single set of data” for users globally to leverage virtual teams and increase their productivity for team and collaborative workflows.
Global File Cache is a software-based solution that delivers fast and secure access to data for users by caching active data sets to distributed offices globally. Anywhere, anytime, your data is consistent, and performance is guaranteed.
Consolidate and centralize your data into the public cloud and leverage the scalability and performance from enterprise-grade storage solutions.
Create a single set of data for users globally and leverage intelligent file caching to improve global data access, collaboration, and performance.
Rely on a self-sustaining, self-managing cache, and eliminate full data copies and backups. Utilize local file caching for active data and cut storage costs.
Benefit from transparent access from branch locations through a global namespace with real-time central file locking.
Deliver secure, rapid access of remote worker data—anywhere, anytime.
Deploy Global File Cache together with Cloud Volumes ONTAP, Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, Azure NetApp Files, or Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud in any of the major hyperscaler platforms to kick-start your cloud consolidation project.
Seamless integration with Microsoft Active Directory and data access control through ACLs and NTFS permissions along with data encryption at-rest and in-flight.
Leverage existing hardware or VM infrastructure at distributed locations while providing file services to globally dispersed users.
Zero-touch management through a self-sustaining, self-managing cache at the edge, and a consolidated and centralized storage environment at the core in the public cloud.
By accessing data and collaborating in real-time, users will feel as if they’re all working in the same office, anywhere in the world, regardless of bandwidth, latency, and distance.
Accelerated data access as active data is cached locally in your office together with efficient data transfer over WAN through compression, streaming, and delta differencing.
The feedback from the locations has been fantastic, with users commenting that they feel like they are working the LAN, which is exactly what we were aiming for.
Robert Bird Group
We looked at other similar solutions, but the pricing and the comparable performance was not competitive to NetApp Global File Cache.
NetApp Global File Cache was cost-effective and makes it feel like information is on your local file server, even when it is not.
Bringing the data together using NetApp Global File Cache software allows users to work simultaneously on large project files from any location. And in a disaster recovery situation, you get the business back up and running very, very, quickly.
Global File Cache is available for use with Cloud Volumes ONTAP and Cloud Volumes Service.
Global File Cache is available for use with NetApp ONTAP for on-premises environments.
Take advantage of cloud innovation with enterprise data service consistently delivered across your choice of cloud.