- disk is cheap, and there's plenty lying around on various computers around the corporate intranet
- redundant contiguous large storage volumes are expensive
It would be fantastic to have a single entry point (drive letter, network path) that presents all this space as one contiguous filesystem, effectively abstracting the disk and network architecture from the paths presented to users.
Does anyone know how to implement such a solution? I'm open to Windows and non-windows solutions, free and proprietary.