File server auditing

Monitoring and auditing a file server and keeping track of file operations such as creation, deletion, copy-paste, or modification. This is necessary to demonstrate compliance with IT regulatory laws and to capture a user’s file access timings.

File system virtualization

Is the process of integrating multiple file systems into one large virtual file system, so that users can access data objects through the virtual file system without being aware of underlying partitions.

File virtualization

Refers to the creation of an abstract layer between file servers and clients that access those file servers.

Filer

Is an intelligent network node whose hardware and software is designed to provide file services to client computers.