Fusion File Share by Tuxera
A smart alternative to Samba – our lightning-fast, highly scalable SMB server, with all the security and latest features you need.
Fusion File Share is a high-performance, drop-in replacement for open source Samba and other SMB/CIFS servers. It brings support for Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to enterprise-grade network attached storage (NAS).
Why choose Fusion File Share by Tuxera over Samba
Fusion File Share is a highly scalable SMB server implementation with unsurpassed reliability, making it possible to securely share files over a network to many devices at the same time. Our solution achieves maximum hardware I/O throughput, and ensures the lowest CPU usage and memory footprint compared to any other alternative. Our non-GPL replacement for Samba and other SMB/CIFS servers supports all the SMB protocol’s latest features, including SMB 2, SMB 3, and all related security features. Fusion File Share also integrates easily with Windows, while being optimized for Mac clients.
A high-performance, scalable SMB server
With its modular and threaded design, our cutting-edge kernel-space deployment boosts I/O throughput, reduces CPU usage, has a low memory footprint, and enables fast, easy handling of multiple simultaneous connections to shared resources.
Easy integration with Windows environments
With Windows ACL/inheritance support, Fusion File Share integrates seamlessly with Active Directory (authenticate with KDC), while also working in Forest and trusted domains.
Extensive SMB-protocol support
Fusion File Share supports SMB 3.1.1 and previous versions (1.0, 2.0, 2.1). It works reliably with all SMB/CIFS protocols to ensure file-sharing interoperability across any network. We bring you comprehensive feature support including pre-authentication integrity, persistent handles, DFS support, VFS stacking, SMB over RDMA, SMB multichannel, shadow copy, and plenty more.
Fusion File Share can be deployed in Active-Passive mode over the distributed file-system clients to provide high availability and transparent failover of connections.
Simplified, secure data management
Fusion File Share provides capacity planning and management through quota support, as well as user audit and access log support, plus dynamic configuration of shares – with no re-start required. Furthermore, we offer support for multiple authentication providers, such as Windows AD services (Kerberos), LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access), NTLM, file-based local user and group databases, and more.
Full-service tech support
Customer support and problem-solving are our company cornerstones. Our engineers are on call to help you every step of the way, including full integration support.
Optimized for Mac clients
Through rigorous testing, Fusion File Share ensures smooth performance and interoperability with the latest file access protocols used by Mac clients.
User-friendly configuration UI
Our graphical user interface (GUI) allows you to intuitively configure global and share settings, and options available in Fusion File Share’s config utility. From the UI, you can also start Fusion File Share, dynamically configure it during runtime, read/download logs, and more.
Official Microsoft partner for SMB
Since 2009, we’ve been a close partner with Microsoft in file systems and storage. We’re also Microsoft’s official partner in bringing full SMB support to all non-Windows platforms.