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YMCA Picks Attune

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Attune Systems, Inc., a
provider of enterprise-class file virtualization solutions, today
announced that the Central Florida YMCA has selected the Maestro File
Manager for automated monitoring, reporting and management of all of the
servers, file shares and files in order to improve processes, control
costs and optimize existing resources.

With 25 Family Centers located throughout a six-county radius and more
than 200,000 people walking through its doors every day, the Central
Florida YMCA needed better access control when verifying its members'
identity. This prompted IT Director Edil Vicenty to take a closer look
at the capabilities of Attune Systems' Maestro File Manager file
virtualization appliance.

"I liked what I saw," said Vicenty. "The system showed such versatility.
It used a superior file manager with all the network-attached storage
(NAS) characteristics and a single point of management. The fact that it
had 100% compatibility with Microsoft products also stood out in my
mind. With Maestro, we were able to place all the photos, located in all
the sites, into one share folder. Then, via scripting, Maestro combines
all the photos logically so that they are now available to users across
the entire enterprise. Maestro is a cost-effective solution that brings
your enterprise operation to a more tactical and strategic way of
managing files and backups. It can redefine better storage processes and
a better outcome in your file management lifecycles. It provides
visibility to very critical processes, such as performing file
inventories, qualifying data pools, conducting inventories of share
folders and manipulating data upon request."

Looking to the future, Vicenty plans to expand use of Maestro to
discover non-authorized share folders and run automated policies to
transparently migrate older, infrequently accessed files to a lower-cost
storage tier-without impacting end users or clients. He is also
exploring its use to retrieve and secure human resource (HR) data. "I
do not have to invest in other appliances or applications to accomplish
similar functionalities and all file management is now streamlined,"
Vicenty added. "We have logs, statistics, better analytics and an
opportunity to create virtual storage pools with virtual layers of data

"I am excited to see YMCA achieve its goals by leveraging some of
Maestro's key file virtualization capabilities including detailed
reporting and analysis, Global Namespace, non-disruptive data migration,
as well as real-time policy management and scripting. This new solution
allows authorized YMCA staff to easily access any member's photo,
regardless of where it originated-and also complements the broad
automated file management, monitoring and reporting functions that
Maestro is able to perform on their 25 local and remote servers," said
Daniel Liddle, Attune's vice president of marketing. "Maestro can not
only identify and report on their file usage, attributes and duplicate
data, but also provide in-depth performance reporting on the
heterogeneous storage resources themselves. The YMCA staff gains a
leading-edge tool for understanding and optimizing their environment in
a simple, low-risk, and inexpensive fashion that was not possible

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