I was reading your book on "Building Storage Networks" and it is like a journey from SCSI to FC or direct attached to networked storage. Thanks for writing such a wonderful book. However, there is one point where I felt the credit for NAS was wrongly given to NetApps. It should have been Auspex Systems since the foundation for NAS appliance/server was first laid down by late the Bruce Nelson of Auspex.
Yes, you are correct. Auspex was the pioneer in NAS. Network Appliance was a spin-off that developed different NAS technology and greatly expanded the market.
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This was first published in July 2002