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This article is part of the Vol. 4 No. 1 March 2005 issue of Exploring the most innovative midrange systems
Here's a little secret we'd like to share with the storage community. The next big thing in storage will be consumer NAS appliances. As a storage professional, you may say, "Who cares?" Your job involves storing and managing terabytes of data, not home devices. Don't be so sure. You may be called upon to back up and manage the home storage systems of C-level folks and many remote users. With ease of use and backup services built in, home storage equipment is bound to become a de facto standard for small businesses and remote offices. Furthermore, individual departments will surreptitiously install consumer storage systems just as they add rogue wireless access points and Web servers today. Storage professionals will definitely need skills to find, secure and manage these mini-NAS boxes. You've been warned, but you still might be wondering: "Why consumer NAS and why now?" Driver 1: Broadband networks At the end of 2004, there were roughly 30 million broadband subscribers in the U.S. and more than 60 million worldwide. DSL providers claim their subscriber base... Access >>>
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