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Virtualization For Dummies

F5 Delivers Educational Resources to Help Enterprises Understand How File Virtualization Reduces Infrastructure Complexity

F5 Networks announced that it has launched the File Virtualization For Dummies program with Wiley Publishing that offers the For Dummies guide along with a supporting webinar. Keeping in line with Wiley’s For Dummies guides, this program offers a pragmatic approach to a pervasive issue. The guide and webinar outline the problems created by today’s storage deployments, along with the information that IT staff needs to help manage and solve the associated problems. The overall goal of the program is to help enterprise IT staff get a grip on storage growth and reduce costs.

Enterprises today are inundated with data, while the task of managing and storing this information puts unrelenting pressure on the IT organization. Storage expenditures are growing out of control, IT staff resources are being consumed by labor-intensive tasks, and management costs continue to spiral higher. File virtualization resolves these storage-related problems by reducing infrastructure complexity and simplifying data management. The File Virtualization For Dummies guide and webinar will enable people to understand how file virtualization technology can help businesses overcome these storage-related problems. Topics covered include:

  • Exploring File Virtualization
  • Reaping the Benefits of File Virtualization
  • Knowing What to Look for in a File Virtualization Solution
  • Ten Tips for a Successful Implementation
  • Glossary of Terms

“Organizations are under mounting pressure to retain more data longer, but operational budgets have not kept pace with exploding storage capacity demands,” said Nigel Burmeister, Director of Product Marketing at F5. “File virtualization is a proven and efficient way to deal with these escalating challenges. F5 is leading the way to help people understand how file virtualization can help businesses overcome today’s data management issues.”

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