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Storage Smarts Answer #21: Network-attached storage

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

This is hard disk storage that is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users.
a. storage area network
b. hard disk drive
c. network-attached storage
d. redundant array of independent disks
e. file cabinet

Were you correct? This week's answer is:
c. network-attached storage

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Network-attached storage (NAS) is hard disk storage that is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users. By removing storage access and its management from the department server, both application programming and files can be served faster because they are not competing for the same processor resources. The network-attached storage device is attached to a local area network (typically, an Ethernet network) and assigned an IP address. File requests are mapped by the main server to the NAS file server.

Network-attached storage consists of hard disk storage, including multi-disk RAID systems, and software for configuring and mapping file locations to the network-attached device. Network-attached storage can be a step toward and included as part of a more sophisticated storage system known as a storage area network (SAN).

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