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  • Taming NAS sprawl and file management

    This tip looks at how NAS can be used to address file management woes as well as how to tame NAS and file server sprawl. 

  • Clustered storage will win

    Clustered storage is gaining ground with an increasing number of vendors and systems in today's market. Over time, clustered storage will be a requisite architectural design element for all storage systems. 

  • Storage Clips: NetApp sells off NetCache business

    NetApp has sold off its NetCache business to Blue Coat Systems; Brocade partners with Synnex. 

  • Best practices for purchasing NAS devices

    Purchasing NAS storage isn't easy. These best practices will help you get the most from your NAS investment. 

  • Network-attached storage management overview

    Adding NAS devices to the network will eventually impose a serious level of management overhead for storage managers. Organizations that plan to deploy NAS boxes should make provisions for NAS management. 

  • Creating NAS partitions

    NAS expert Randy Kerns offers important advice about creating partitions in a NetApp NAS system. 

  • NAS permissions

    NAS expert Randy Kerns offers advice to a reader who asked: "How are permissions controlled on NAS?" 

  • NAS appliance vs. homegrown file server

    NAS expert Randy Kerns outlines why he believes purchasing a vendor offering of a NAS product has advantages over rolling your own file server. 

  • NAS checkpoints for NFS and CIFS file systems

    NAS expert Randy Kerns discusses NAS checkpoint best practices for NFS and CIFS file systems. 

  • Clustered storage wins mainstream fans

    Isilon wins California's county of San Bernardino as a customer, a change of pace from its early adopters. Analysts say it's the first sign of clustered NAS entering the mainstream.