DataCore vFilO

Global File System for Distributed Sites and Hybrid Clouds

Simplify shared access, control, and protection of distributed file systems while maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs from on-premises and cloud storage.

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Are widely scattered files over different sites and locations proving difficult to share and hard to protect? Are you having to you shuffle folders around every time you run out of space, upsetting users and breaking applications?

DataCore vFilO solves these problems by creating a scale-out global file system across distributed sites spanning on-premises and cloud-based NFS and SMB shares. It continually load balances, safeguards, and migrates files between active primary and secondary tiers. Leverage a software-defined architecture for maximum flexibility by mixing and matching storage of your choice based on cost, performance, and other bespoke requirements.

  • Assimilate distributed NAS and file servers under a single global namespace
  • Align business and IT objectives with policy-driven automated data placement
  • Conveniently access data from any location via NFS and SMB protocols
  • Flexibly scale up and scale out capacity and throughput as requirements dictate
  • Dynamically govern data mobility, archiving, and durability with file-granular data services

Use Cases

centrally pool and manage data

Pool resources from distributed NAS and file servers for global access

move inactive data to cloud

Offload inactive data from premium filers to lower-cost object/cloud storage

what is global namespace?

Scale out NAS to distribute loads, improve responsiveness, and ensure high availability

collaborate between sites

Collaborate between sites through selective file sharing and replication

replicate data

Replicate data between disparate filers to enhance BC/DR readiness and response

switch workloads to remote sites

Switch workloads to remote sites during peak loads and planned downtime


  • Automatically place hot data on premium NAS devices and move cold data to object storage (such as DataCore Swarm) and public cloud
  • Simplify file sharing and access across multiple sites and cloud locations using a global namespace
  • Preserve file ownership, access controls, and folder hierarchy while assimilating file metadata across different filers
  • Deliver granular file control using capabilities such as immutable snapshots, clones, mirroring, replication, failover, undelete, versioning, etc.
  • Use machine learning to optimize for cost, capacity, performance, availability, compliance, and other business objectives
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  • Reduce storage consumption by deduplicating and compressing inactive files on object/cloud storage

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Manage data storage with adjustable policies for data mobility

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Easily assimilate any NAS filer, share or S3 object store into vFilO

The figure below highlights the various capabilities of vFilO including key features, access methods and supported storage protocols.


  • End Users
  • Application & Web Services
  • Devices

Access Methods

  • NFS
  • SMB

Operation & Insights

  • Extensible Metadata
  • Data Migration
  • Historical /
    Real-Time Charts
  • Health &
    Performance Graphs
  • Alerts
  • Provisioning

Data Services

  • Multi-Site Global Namespace Multi-Site
    Global Namespace
  • Active Archive Active Archive
  • Parallel NFS Parallel NFS
  • Asynchronous Replication Asynchronous Replication
  • Pooling, Assimilation of NAS/File Servers Pooling, Assimilation
    of NAS/File Servers
  • Automated Data Placement Automated Data Placement
  • Self-Service Undelete Self-Service Undelete
  • Deduplication / Compression Deduplication / Compression*
  • Snapshots/Clones Snapshots/Clones
  • Encryption Encryption*
  • Synchronous Mirroring Synchronous Mirroring
  • Load Balancing Load Balancing

Command & Control

  • Access Controls
  • CLI
  • Console
  • File Granularity
  • Plug-Ins

Supported Storage

  • File
  • Object
  • Block
  • Cloud



Visibility & Control

visibility and control
  • Organize widely scattered files under a single namespace for convenient access by apps and users
  • Measurably improve productivity and collaboration across sites with easier file sharing
  • Fulfill data governance obligations through policies and high-level objectives for data placement and protection

Ultimate Flexibility

ultimate flexibility
  • Integrate new technologies into your infrastructure without expensive forklift upgrades
  • Benefit from a location and device-independent approach to expansion and modernization
  • Place data where it makes most sense, traversing sites and hardware architectures

Efficiency & Simplicity

efficiency and simplicity
  • Fully exploit available storage assets by pooling their resources and load balancing across them
  • Recover time lost from manually shuffling files and backing them up
  • Avoid disruptive and time-consuming data migrations

Compelling Economics

  • Save costs by relocating inactive files, snapshots, and replicas on lower-cost object/cloud storage, where they are deduped and compressed
  • Modernize while maximizing the value from existing equipment without having to rip out and replace perfectly good assets
  • Defer buying more premium filers by fully utilizing existing resources on the active primary filers that deserve it
  • Avoid consuming costly space and bandwidth by performing discrete functions on specific files rather than on volumes or entire folders / file shares

vFilO Savings Calculator

DataCore's file storage solution, vFilO, can help you significantly lower storage TCO and improve ROI. Use this simple tool and find out how much money you can save on your storage investments.

1. File Reorganization

File Reorganization

$50 $250
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2. Impact on Cost of Data

Impact on Cost of Data

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$25 $5,000
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3-year Savings Estimate


Total combined savings of productivity and data storage costs over a 3-year period.

The estimated savings values contained herein are provided to you for illustrative purposes only. The actual cost savings due to vFilO will depend on how you use it for storage management in your environment. Savings are calculated to the nearest dollar for simplification purposes.

3-year Savings Estimate $204,000

Get Unprecedented Visibility and Control Over Widely Scattered Data

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Simple, transparent and flexible licensing based on managed capacity in TB and type of data managed by vFilO: active data or inactive/archival data.

  • Active Data for your data managed by vFilO on NAS devices, file servers and shares.
  • Inactive Data for your data stored on S3 cloud storage or on-premises object stores. These infrequently accessed data are deduplicated and compressed.

License includes Premier Support (24×7) and free product updates.

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Pay as You Grow

  • Cost-effective term licensing (annual and multi-year licenses are available)
  • Scale capacity as needed
  • Price per TB goes down as consumption grows
  • Volume discounts on total capacity in use apply
  • Governmental and educational organizations are eligible for additional discounts

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