• 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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  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard Internet protocol for transmitting files between computers on the Internet. 

  • 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 ... 

  • cluster

    In a computer system, a cluster is a group of servers and other resources that act like a single system and enable high availability and, in some cases, load balancing and parallel processing. 

  • NAS accelerator

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

  • file transfer

    File transfer is the movement of one or more files from one location to another. 

  • Common Internet File System (CIFS)

    Common Internet File System (CIFS) is a protocol that lets programs make requests for files and services on remote computers on the Internet. 

  • storage filer

    A storage filer is a file server designed and programmed for high-volume data storage, backup, and archiving. 

  • 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.