Simplify your storage and lower your costs
Most file storage environments are a complex collection of storage platforms, file systems and operation systems that result in isolated islands of storage. Frequent outages occur when data is moved or new storage is provisioned, low aggregate utilization rates are common, and management costs are rising as fast as capacity demands.
F5 ARX intelligent file virtualization decouples file access from physical file location to simplify and automate the way file data is accessed, moved and managed. These high-performance, enterprise-class devices provide a powerful suite of storage management policies that eliminate the business and applications disruptions associated with data migration, storage tiering, data replication, and storage load balancing.
Unmatched scalability and performance
ARX systems are uniquely able to scale to fit the growing storage demands of enterprises without compromising performance. The ARX architecture handles gigabytes of throughput and scales to billions of files per device.
Uncompromising availability and data integrity
Only the ARX series provides cluster-like failover of services, ensuring the integrity of data is preserved at all times. ARX devices do not modify user data or leave migration stubs, so you can be confident in the accessibility and accuracy of your data at all times.
ARX devices support industry standard CIFS and NFS file access protocols, so they easily integrate into multi-vendor, multi-platform file storage environments, including Network Attached Storage (NAS), as well as Windows and UNIX/Linux file server infrastructures.
Real-time policy enforcement
Only ARX systems are able to fully leverage your IP/Ethernet network, by monitoring client demand, resource capacity, and network conditions in real time, all the time. ARX systems respond dynamically to ensure real-time enforcement of data management policies.
Data Manager Software
Want greater insight into your file storage infrastructure? F5 Data Manager offers file system discovery, data profiling, and powerful reporting to give you a detailed look inside the file data environment so you can apply better management policies to create a more efficient, cost-effective storage environment.