Storage Network Attached Storage:
Network Attached Storage
Network attached storage (NAS) is a class of dedicated hard disk-based storage devices. Rather than storing data on disks within a server, a NAS device provides users with additional disk storage available to LAN users through a standard network connection. NAS devices can also be included as part of a SAN. Network-attached storage devices also offer several important advantages. This AIOG will help you explore the features of network-attached storage, the elements of NAS management and a guide to buying NAS components.
This NAS buying guide will steer you through the tricky process of choosing and buying the right NAS products for your storage requirements.
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Network attached storage management is the second chapter in our All-in-One Guide to NAS. Here you will find articles, expert advice and tips about backing up NAS, high availability NAS and clustering, and NAS virtualization.
This tutorial on network-attached storage explains what NAS technology is, how NAS hardware from various vendors differs and defines NAS protocols.