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Network attached storage hardware and architecture

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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

    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.

  • How do NAS appliances and NAS heads play into file virtualization?

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    FAQ -  We have to be concerned with the definition of file virtualization. On one hand, we define it as a technology that...

  • NAS vs. DAS

    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns offers advice to a reader who is considering whether to use NAS or DAS.

  • Creating NAS partitions

    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns offers important advice about creating partitions in a NetApp NAS system.

  • SAN vs. NAS: A diagram of the differences

    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns outlines the differences in SAN and NAS using diagrams that illustrate each type of storage system.

  • NAS for file storage: Pros and cons

    Ask the Expert -  This advice takes a look at some of the benefits and drawbacks of using NAS as file storage.

  • What is NAS gateway?

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  • Is NAS right for our needs?

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