To maximize the efficiency of the people IT infrastructure, it is critical to optimize the management and storage of data. Because different storage types have different characteristics, administrators must balance performance, availability, and cost when selecting the appropriate storage for their environment. Two key criteria that can affect this optimization are where data is stored and in what form it is stored. F5 ARX enables organizations to optimize their environment. ARX automatically and transparently moves file data between high-performance and low-cost storage tiers to take advantage of the different performance, availability, and cost characteristics of available storage systems.