With the FXT Edge Appliance, NFS performance accelleration and increased management functionality couldn't be easier. Offered as a generic NFS-in, NFS-out appliance, the FXT Edge Appliance accellerates NFS performance dramatically by utilizing high speed disk or SSD media to boost read/write performance out in front of your NFS storage filers. In addition to high-speed caching, the FXT Edge Appliance also performs sophisticated block caching and flush-to-storage functionality, to keep data most in demand as close as possible to the client. The FXT Edge Appliance scales out to as many as 50 nodes, providing an easy way to increase network throughput and cache performance, simply by adding additional nodes. The FXT automatically migrates on-demand blocks to other appliances if data access patterns change, so the technology is highly adaptive. There are global namespace features as well as data migration tools provided, so it becomes very easy to manage data across multiple filers, particularly if you wish to move data around as part of a technology consolidation or refresh effort.