It used to be so easy. They’d ask you, “Where’s my data?” And, you could point to the servers. Then along came multiple storage virtual storage layers, then Storage Area Networks (SAN)s and Network Attached Storage (NAS) and more recently the cloud. What’s a network administrator to do? Likewise Software has a plan.
Likewise, which has long supported multi-platform-Linux, Unix, and Windows-file and print systems with Active Directory (AD). I’ve used their products myself and they work well. Now, they’re launching a new service, Likewise Storage Services, which brings Network File System (NFS) support to their Common Internet File System (CIFS) that’s commonly used on Windows networks.