Well, the choice depends on a number of factors. NAS [network attached storage] has file-level awareness; it understands files and file attributes. If you've got lots of file data, then NAS is
What we're seeing is a big shift to unstructured file-based data that's demanding more storage capacity. This includes documents, images, video, audio and other unstructured content types. So, file-level NAS storage is becoming very important for enterprises of all sizes.
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This was first published in July 2007