• Panasas' HPC file system does Windows

    Panasas replaces open source Samba components with Microsoft Windows SMB/CIFS to broaden the appeal of its high-performance NAS appliance.

  • Users rate Dell and Hitachi as best NAS storage vendors

    Our eighth Quality Awards survey on the best NAS storage systems had Dell besting the enterprise group and Hitachi topping the midrange.

  • 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.

  • ZFS

    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems Inc. for highly scalable storage.

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  • Understanding NAS interconnects: Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet

    Understanding interconnects like Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, which are used to integrate NAS devices into networks, can help you make better decisions on NAS deployments. 

  • Why NAS protocols are the language of NAS

    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. 

  • Dispelling myths about clustering NAS and file servers

    This article dispels some of the myths that have sprouted up about clustered storage because the term is used to describe so many different kinds of vendor offerings. 

  • Gear6 launches pared-down NAS caching appliance

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  • Network File Sharing vs. Common Internet File System

    Storage expert Greg Schulz explains what you need to know when choosing between Network File Sharing and Common Internet File System. 

  • NAS product guide

    NAS is so easy to install and manage that NAS sprawl is a common problem. This is why NAS is often a prime candidate for consolidation initiatives. Learn how to purchase NAS appliances with an eye toward NAS storage consolidation. 

  • Purchasing NAS products for storage consolidation

    NAS is so easy to install and manage that NAS sprawl is a common problem. This is why NAS is often a prime candidate for consolidation initiatives. Learn how to purchase NAS appliances with an eye toward NAS storage consolidation. 

  • Storage networking equipment finalists 2007

    Find out who the finalists are in the storage networking equipment category of the 2007 Products of the Year competition conducted by SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine. 

  • Product roundup: High-performance NAS

    The most popular method for squeezing performance and scalability out of NAS systems today is the clustered approach. 

  • Tutorial on network-attached storage

    The primary advantage of NAS devices is that network storage is no longer limited to the number of disks in a local server. With storage no longer limited by the number of disks that a server can hold, a NAS product can hold numerous disks (and can e...