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NAS appliances typically contain their own internal storage resources. Storage capacity is expanded by adding more disks to their appliances, but this only allows users to scale up to the capacity limit of the appliance.
NAS gateways overcome these limitations by utilizing externally connected storage. A NAS gateway might share storage through a SAN, allowing users to consolidate their NAS data on SAN storage and realize the benefits of high performance and redundancy.
Explore this guide from SearchStorage.com and learn how to:
- Evaluate interoperability between the gateway and storage
- Consider the connectivity
- Evaluate standard features
- Consider the impact of virtualization
- And more
Download this buying guide today.
Stephen J. Bigelow
- agami Systems, created by SearchStorage.com
- 27 Aug 2007
- 15 Dec 2006
- White Paper