Network attached storage-Data Storage Basics

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Network attached storage-Data Storage Basics

Network attached storage (NAS) offers accessibility and performance that falls between server storage and SAN storage. NAS devices attach to the LAN through an ordinary Ethernet connection and IP address, providing disk storage as an independent network device. This chapter will get you started learning about NAS, covering such topics as NAS backup, hardware and architecture, protocols and more.

Network attached storage hardware and architecture:

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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...

  • Upstart tops NAS vendors

    Feature -  In our second edition of the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award for NAS systems, large NAS vendors like Network Appliance and EMC scored well, but a lesser known company emerged as the surprise winner of enterprise NAS.

  • The nitty-gritty differences between SAN and NAS architectures

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Network attached storage backup:

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  • Upstart tops NAS vendors

    Feature -  In our second edition of the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award for NAS systems, large NAS vendors like Network Appliance and EMC scored well, but a lesser known company emerged as the surprise winner of enterprise NAS.

  • Security issues in NAS backup

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  • NAS tackles enterprise storage

    NAS Explained -  NAS technology is filling the gap between file servers and SANs, providing powerful file serving capability with high storage capacity and a growing number of enterprise-class features. NAS has emerged as a primary storage resource in SMBs and has proven...

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Overview-Network attached storage:

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  • Introduction to network attached storage (NAS)

    08 Jun 2007

    Article -  NAS offers accessibility and performance that falls between server storage and SAN storage. Multiple NAS boxes can be added to the LAN as needed for additional network storage but every NAS box will require some amount of routine management work. As more...

Network attached storage management-Network attached storage:

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  • Rein in NAS with file virtualization

    Feature -  NAS filers have sprung up largely unchecked in many companies, creating major management headaches and forcing companies to reevaluate how they handle this critical piece of storage infrastructure. File virtualization appliances can address multiple...

  • NAS: How does a client access files?

    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns offers advice to a reader who asked: "How does NAS appear to machines accessing files from it?"

  • Upstart tops NAS vendors

    Feature -  In our second edition of the Diogenes Labs-Storage magazine Quality Award for NAS systems, large NAS vendors like Network Appliance and EMC scored well, but a lesser known company emerged as the surprise winner of enterprise NAS.

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