What is Microsoft DFS and why is it useful?

We are used to the notion of virtualization in our modern computing infrastructure. Virtual memory has been a fundamental concept in many operating systems for years; virtual disks, virtual machines, and virtual networks are all commonplace in today’s IT environments.

Virtualized access to networked file systems has been available for many years via Microsoft’s Distributed File System (DFS), although few IT shops take advantage of this powerful technology.