NAS appliances

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NAS appliances

NAS appliances are frequently touted for bringing convenience and simplicity to network storage. NAS appliances include their own dedicated disks for storage and RAID, and most NAS appliances can be upgraded with more or larger disks for additional storage space. If even more storage is required, another NAS appliance can be added to the network. However, NAS appliances are file-based and not appropriate for every application. LAN connectivity can also present a potential bottleneck for network users trying to access storage. Consequently, the choice of NAS appliance requires careful evaluation. This guide focuses on specific considerations for dedicated NAS appliance products. You'll also find a series of specifications to help make on-the-spot product comparisons between vendors.

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  • How to purchase the right NAS appliance

    Buying Guide -  NAS appliances are frequently touted for bringing convenience and simplicity to network storage. Appliances include their own dedicated disks for storage and RAID, and most NAS appliances can be upgraded with more or larger disks for additional storage...

NAS appliance specifications:

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  • NAS appliance specifications

    Buying Guide -  NAS appliances are noted for their convenience, offering dedicated internal storage that is relatively straightforward to identify and manage. The biggest issue for NAS appliances is avoiding network bottlenecks and supporting expansion without having to...

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    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns answers the question: "Is it typical, when using a NAS appliance, that a host/server would have 2xNICs installed?"

  • NAS appliance vs. homegrown file server

    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns outlines why he believes purchasing a vendor offering of a NAS product has advantages over rolling your own file server.

  • HDS wins enterprise NAS

    01 May 2006

    Article -  After sweeping Storage magazine's Quality Awards for SAN products, Hitachi Data Systems also places first for enterprise NAS, while NetApp continues to rule the midrange.

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