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  • noun computing, acronym Common Internet File System


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  • Someone asked, why not use a filesystem such as CIFS or NFS?

    LXer Linux News

  • The results reveal that DBAM's EP600 enables businesses to accelerate data transfer times by up to 174 times for strategic application types such as CIFS HTTP, MAPI, SQL and FTP traffic, making efficient use of WAN links - with the potential to deliver increased productivity and generate significant business savings across the network.

    Releases feed from RealWire

  • We might presume that the idea is to embrace all standard storage protocol comms lines: Fibre Channel; Ethernet, and all the main protocols: block-level SAN and NAS interfaces such as CIFS and NFS.

    Channel Register

  • The service supports common Internet file system (CIFS), messaging application programming interface (MAPI), and file transfer protocol (FTP).

    Start-up Aryaka launches WAN optimization service

  • Nasuni Filer is a virtual machine front end that uses various cloud storage vendors as a back end, and presents itself to subscribers as a CIFS share, amounting to a network attached store/fat hard drive in the cloud.

    Nasuni makes cloud storage easy, safe

  • Vendors of IDT systems felt the best approach was to use the NFS or CIFS protocol to present the disk system to the backup system.

    How to modernize your backup infrastructure

  • There are no Egnyte VMs as gateways, only accessibility to Egnyte through WebDAV access as a share — much like how CIFS works.

    Egnyte On Demand File Server bets on WebDAV

  • As well as being a CIFS share, Nasuni includes an application that can backup file systems, much like Apple's Time Machine, on an hourly basis, taking snapshots of data that are de-duplicated, then sent to the cloud storage vendor's repository.

    Nasuni makes cloud storage easy, safe

  • "EMC SourceOne eDiscovery - Kazeon allows early case assessment and automates the identification, collection, preservation, processing, analysis and review of content located in a variety of managed and unmanaged sites including desktops, laptops, common Internet file systems (CIFS) and network file systems (NFS), networked attached storage, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and other content management repositories."

    EMC manages Microsoft SharePoint data with new SourceOne product

  • And there is no way, I think, to tell if it is a real Windows box or just a Linux server with Samba posing as a CIFS file server. renan_S2

    Smug Ugly - Anil Dash


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