Enterprises and organizations face significant challenges in the deployment, management, and protection of file servers at remote sites and branch offices. Furthermore, there is increased need to protect data generated in the branch offices because of regulatory compliance and business-continuity needs. Total cost of ownership (TCO) continues to rise as the volume of data grows in the branch office due to the complexity in maintaining decentralized file-servers and data protection infrastructure.Enterprises want to centralize file servers and storage in their data centers where IT personnel and centralized data-protection infrastructure is readily available. However, standard file-access protocols require many round-trip messages for every data transfer and thus incur severe latencies across the WAN, resulting in poor access.The Cisco Wide Area File Services (WAFS) solution overcomes WAN latency and bandwidth limitations with the Cisco Systems proprietary optimization technologies, offering users at branch offices a LAN-like experience when accessing the centralized files over the WAN. Thus, Cisco WAFS facilitates the consolidation of all branch-office data into central file servers that reside at the data center. The end result is a significantly lower TCO, enhanced protection of branch-office data with reduced administration, and low-latency access across the WAN.The SF-WAFS-3.0-ST-K9 is a SATA device specific software.
||Cisco Wide Area File Services Software ( v. 3.0 ) - complete package
||Network - remote access / login control, network - connectivity & data sharing, network - system & remote management