PeerCache allows you to dramatically reduce your expensive NFS filer storage disk space, by eliminating the unnecessary duplication of physical copies on the filer, which contain both the common data and the meta data in each copy.
PeerCache separates the common file content from the descriptive file metadata containing the file name, size, owner, group, and times of creation, access and modification.
The workspace versions share the same set of common files. Only the metadata changes and per workspace changes require additional storage, and once those changes are checked into the filer, the space is freed up on the PeerCache’s P2P caching networks.
You can immediately access your work files — making copies takes only seconds or minutes, vs hours.