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  • High-end clustering users contemplate snapshots

    Some users and analysts say the line between high-performance NAS clusters and enterprise NAS systems continues to blur as clustering vendors begin to include enterprise features. 

  • Get fault resiliency with NAS clustering

    Learn some of the possibilities for fault resiliency with NAS systems using clustering. 

  • Performance caching: Your new Tier-0

    Storage analyst Brad O'Neill explains performance caching of data for transactional and high-performance NAS workloads and the new technologies that are making it feasible. 

  • Isilon adds snapshots, makes play for mainstream NAS

    Users and analysts say Isilon's new snapshot features are a challenge to NetApp, but the NAS cluster specialist still has a way to go to compete in the enterprise. 

  • Five ways to add capacity to a NAS system

    NAS expert Randy Kerns offers some actions to take in order to find more space on your NAS system. 

  • Three ways to create clustered storage, page 2

    Clustered storage systems run on storage servers, NAS gateways and hosts. Here's how to determine which clustered file-system architecture is best for your needs and storage environment. 

  • How SMBs can select a NAS system

    The key factors an SMB should consider for making a NAS system selection and some of usage areas that may have an effect on the choice are outlined in this tip. 

  • Kerberos and its place in NAS authentication

    Kerberos security has been around since the 1980s, but many people are still unfamiliar with how it works. Storage expert Christopher Poelker explains how NAS environments can benefit from the use of Kerberos. 

  • NAS: How does a client access files?

    NAS expert Randy Kerns offers advice to a reader who asked: "How does NAS appear to machines accessing files from it?" 

  • NICs in NAS systems

    NAS expert Randy Kerns answers the question: "Is it typical, when using a NAS appliance, that a host/server would have 2xNICs installed?"