What is network-attached storage?

Network-attached storage protocols

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  • Why NAS protocols are the language of NAS

    Tip -  NAS protocols are the language of your NAS system, and understanding how they work is the key to operating a storage network. The main NAS protocols are CIFS and NFS, but iSCSI is gaining ground, and FCoE may be just around the corner.

  • Easing I/O bottlenecks with Microsoft Scalable Network Pack

    Tip -  Microsoft's SNP is designed to improve performance by easing network and I/O bottlenecks. This tip explains how this new offering works, and what it means for your storage environment.

  • NICs in NAS systems

    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 checkpoints for NFS and CIFS file systems

    Ask the Expert -  NAS expert Randy Kerns discusses NAS checkpoint best practices for NFS and CIFS file systems.