What is CAS?
If DAS storage is like piles
of disorganized books…
And networked storage is
like a library…
Then CAS is the catalogue.
(Indexing & Version Control)
The easiest way to review our content aware type storage is to start with DAS.
Our data is really stored in a disorganized pile so we started to do storage
When we do storage consolidation our data is now neatly arranged but we still
don’t know how many versions we’ve got or how many copies we’ve got.
This is where the CAS (content aware) type systems come in. Because they
have the descriptors and content and profiling done we now know how many
versions we‘ve got, how many copies we’ve got and we use it from the
indexing – so it’s more like the librarian.
Fixed content information. Searchable information. Index control