Common Internet File System. A protocol that defines a standard for remote file access using millions of computers at a time. With CIFS, users with different platforms and computers can share files without having to install new software. CIFS runs over TCP/IP but uses the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol found in Microsoft Windows for file and printer access; therefore, CIFS will allow all applications, not just Web browsers, to open and share files across the Internet.
In the digital age, maximizing asset value often means using different storage tiers with different cost and access characteristics for data in different stages of its life.
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Variable-length deduplication typically reduces disk backup capacity by more than 90% and allows existing networks to be used for automated DR protection.