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  • direct-attached storage (DAS)

    Direct-attached storage (DAS) is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones. 

  • NAS gateway

    A NAS gateway is a NAS (network-attached storage) system in which the storage media are externally attached, typically over a Fibre Channel interface. The external storage might be connected by means of a SAN (storage area network), or it might compr... 

  • pNFS (Parallel NFS)

    The Parallel Network File System (pNFS) is part of the NFS v4.1 protocol that allows compute clients to access storage devices directly and in parallel. 

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is a dedicated hard disk storage device that provides file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. 

  • Windows Storage Server 2012

    Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 (WSS 2012) is a platform for network-attached storage (NAS ) appliances and iSCSI storage systems. 

  • NAS Appliance

    NAS appliances are commodity hardware that includes their own dedicated storage disks and RAID that can easily scale as more capacity is needed. 

  • unified storage (network unified storage or NUS)

    Unified storage (sometimes termed network unified storage or NUS) is a storage system that makes it possible to run and manage files and applications from a single device. To this end, a unified storage system consolidates file-based and block-based ... 

  • NAS accelerator

    A NAS accelerator (network-attached storage accelerator) is a printed circuit card that offloads TCP/IP processing from a microprocessor. 

  • Network File System (NFS)

    Switching fabric is the combination of hardware and software that moves data coming in to a network node out by the correct port (door) to the next node in the network. 

About NAS hardware

NAS appliances bring simplicity to file management and network storage. NAS appliances include their own dedicated disks for storage and RAID. NAS appliances can be upgraded with more or larger disks for additional storage space. It's easy to add NAS appliances to the storage environment, so easy that NAS sprawl may become a problem.