BlueArc develops and sells clustered NAS systems for storing and managing digital content and unstructured (file-based) data. The company’s products use a scalable file system that allows for multiple storage appliances (nodes) to be managed as a single pool. As customer capacity requirements grow, new storage nodes can be added and legacy storage systems can be incorporated into the BlueArc namespace for better utilization of assets.

BlueArc’s products are important for high-end file repositories, such as media and entertainment, genomics, Web 2.0, eDiscovery and oil and gas exploration. BlueArc has been increasingly positioning its branded products toward mainstream enterprise virtualization environments.