Learning Guide: NAS

If you want to learn more about NAS, this is the place. Whether you're setting up your first NAS box or you're an expert who wants to stay up to date on what's new in the NAS world, you'll find something of interest here. Check out our resources on NAS players and products, protocols, configuration, performance, backup and more.

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If you want to learn more about NAS, this is the place. Whether you're setting up your first NAS box or you're an expert who wants to stay up to date on what's new in the NAS world, you'll find something of interest here. Check out our resources on NAS players and products, protocols, configuration, performance, backup and more.


 

NAS for dummies

Need help getting up to speed on NAS technology? The best place to start is always at the beginning.

Expert tips:

  • How to use NAS gateways
  • Select the right NAS filer
  • Dueling SAN technologies: NAS vs. iSCSI
  • Expert Q&As:
  • What is a NAS gateway?
  • NAS vs. Windows file server
  • Suitable methods for attaching NAS
  • NAS gateway products for 2004
  • What value does NAS add to an organization?
  • Why a NAS gateway?
  • How difficult are gateways to manage?
  • How easy is it to implement a NAS gateway?
  • How easy is it to drop a NAS gateway into an existing SAN?
  • What are the different NAS solutions
  • CIFS and protocols
  • A NAS filer and a NAS file server are the same thing
  • Advice on how to choose the right NAS for you
  • Does NAS have what it takes for me?
  • The difference between IP storage and iSCSI
  • What is a NAS head
  • Storage magazine insider:
  • Best storage products of the year
  • Additional resources:
  • What is NAS?
  • Webcast -- Where NAS makes sense
  • Storage Networking discussion forum

NAS players/products

Stay on top of the game by knowing who the market movers and shakers are in the world of storage.

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NAS trends

Be ahead of the game when it comes to what's in store for NAS. Find out what's up with NAS gateways, virtualization, convergence and next-gen NAS.

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NAS protocols

Do you know your NAS protocols? Find out what they are and how they work.

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NAS configuration

Before you go about trying to configure your NAS, check out what our experts have to say about NAS gateways, building your own NAS and where NAS might make sense for you.

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NAS management

Managing data is one of the hardest tasks in storage, but there is help at hand from our experts.

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NAS and backup

NAS may not be your first thought for backup but yes, it is a viable solution.

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NAS performance

Don't over look the importance of calculating performance factors when it comes to evaluating NAS technology.

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