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Published: 19 Oct 2012

There are four main ways to consolidate NAS. The approach you take depends on your storage environment, as well as your management and performance requirements. There's an old but regrettably true saw: The first NAS box installs without a hitch, but the more filers you install the more your problems grow. Consolidating NAS brings huge benefits to your storage environment: reduced management activity, improved performance, increased storage capacity and it frees data center floor space. There are four basic ways to consolidate NAS data: The traditional approach, where you buy bigger and better versions of the NAS gateways and/or integrated NAS filers you already own. Clustered file systems, which provide high-performance access to file- system data for companies with large compute clusters. Parallel file systems, similar to clustered file systems, provide concurrent access to a single file across a number of nodes operating in parallel. NAS aggregators that can be used to consolidate data across a number of distinct NAS filers (both gateways and integrated ... Access >>>

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