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ALSO CALLED: Storage Network, Network Attached Storage
DEFINITION: Network-attached storage (NAS) is hard disk storage that is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users. By removing storage access and its management from the department server, both application programming and files can be served faster because they are not competing for the same processor  … 
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Deconstructing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Use this expert paper to help deconstruct unstructured data. Learn why flexibility and value are the best answers for uncontrolled growth, and how to manage unstructured data through an optimized storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

The Value of Integrated Storage Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the benefits and capabilities of the latest version of a storage application from Oracle. The white paper explains how this appliance is better suited to handle the challenges of growing stores of data than previous versions.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Oracle Corporation

Next generation storage servers to maximize performance in today's data centers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of a solution that provides efficiencies and automation for Oracle Database and applications that cannot be easily duplicated by competitors.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle Corporation

Highly efficient, scalable storage for managing unstructured data
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into an enterprise-class distributed file system that provides you with the tools necessary to manage multiple file workloads in an efficient and simple manner.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Four Benefits of a Unified Approach to Storage
sponsored by CommVault Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of moving to a unified storage approach as opposed to a diverse "silo-ed" approach. Unified storage is simpler to manage, cuts down on necessary hardware, and offers a number of other benefits.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

CommVault Systems, Inc.

IBM Active Cloud Engine - Effective Data-caching Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This technical paper introduces IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage and IBM Storwize 7000 Unified systems Active Cloud feature, and outlines the best practices for caching the golden images and sharing home directories across multi-site extended global data centers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Find a storage solution built around your goals
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this in-depth guide to find out the various features and benefits of each storage system IBM offers – so you can decide which storage solution will fit best into your business environment.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Rochelle Community Hospital Keeps a Healthy Storage Budget
sponsored by BridgeHead Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Rochelle Community Hospital addressed their storage challenges by implementing a tiered backup and archive management system that efficiently secured data without breaking budget constraints.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

BridgeHead Software

Scale-Out Storage Ideal Solution for Unstructured Data Growth
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Find out why scale-out storage solutions are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional storage options.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Red Hat and HP

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and RainStor with Hadoop for Efficient Big Data Management
sponsored by RainStor Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many enterprises rely on Hadoop to manage and analyze large volumes of data, and as such, they are looking to deploy the right architecture to optimize compute and storage requirements. The traditional approach is running Hadoop on DAS -- but is there a better way?
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

RainStor Inc.

Scale-to-Fit Storage
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses a scale-to-fit storage design that can scale storage capacity and performance affordably and seamlessly – with no planned downtime.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Nimble Storage

Improved Scalability and Availability are the Keys to Better Storage Management
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the benefits of scale-out NAS solution from EMC that can keep up with exponential data growth, increased regulations and compliance mandates. This solution provides the flexibility and availability that traditional storage approaches can't provide.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

EMC & Arrow

Windows Storage Server 2012 on System x
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This solution guide presents an all-in-one server capable of helping first time or advanced NAS users.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Jan 2013

IBM

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS answers the PACS Storage Question
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource provides information on a solution that reduces costs and improves operational efficiency by consolidating image data from each department PACS into a single, unified independent storage solution.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

EMC & Arrow

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Storage for Healthcare Information Systems
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper talks about the top 5 benefits of the EMC Isilon solution for healthcare. They include eliminate NAS islands, predictable scalability, and consolidating short and long term archive data.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

EMC & Arrow

Top 7 Reasons to Improve Your Analytics with a EMC Isilon Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the top benefits for adopting an EMC Isilon scale-out storage solution for Hadoop analytics. This solution will lower operating and capital costs while allowing for more big data analytics capabilities
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Mar 2012

EMC & Arrow

EMC Isilon Big Data Storage and Analytics Solutions
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief talks about an innovative new approach to Hadoop analytics that is the industry's first and only scale-out NAS solution with native Hadoop support for greater integration capabilities.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

EMC & Arrow

Hadoop on EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how a new solution can be used to support a Hadoop data analytics workflow. It describes the core components involved as well as highlights the benefits that can be leveraged to gain reliable business insight quickly and efficiently while maintaining simplicity to meet the storage requirements of an evolving workflow.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS for In-Place Hadoop Data Analytics
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows that storing data in EMC Isilon Scale-Out network attached storage optimizes data management for Hadoop analytics. Separating data from HDFS clients and storing it in an Isilon cluster provides scalability, efficiency, and workflow flexibility.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

EMC Isilon Big Data Storage and Analytics Solutions
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper talks about the challenges that have plagued trational Hadoop deployments in the past and highlights a new solution that combats these challenges by providing integrated Hadoop support.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

EMC Isilon Best Practices for Hadoop Data Storage
sponsored by EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the best practices for setting up and managing the HDFS service on an EMC Isilon cluster to optimize data storage for Hadoop analytics.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

EMC IT Solutions India Private Limited

Storage Trends Report
sponsored by Coho Data
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper gives the current trends and topics in the field of data storage and gives survey results from 158 customers highlighting which new technologies they're adopting.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Coho Data

Seagate NAS - What's Driving Data Security and Remote Access Inside
sponsored by Seagate Technology
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief, 1-page resource that delivers a NAS solution that provides simple, scalable and cost-effective ways to store and serve files securely over the network.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

Seagate Technology

Meet the growing storage demands of your data
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into an enterprise-class distributed file system that provides you with the tools necessary to manage multiple file workloads in an efficient and simple manner.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Disturbing Truth About Terascale and Petascale Storage
sponsored by Scality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource reveals an unsettling truth about today's terascale and petascale storage challenges. Discover why traditional storage architectures are falling short and explore the concept of object storage and how it can help you overcome these and other critical obstacles. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2013

Scality Inc.
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NAS DEFINITION (continued): …  resources. The network-attached storage device is attached to a local area network (typically, an Ethernet network) and assigned an IP address. File requests are mapped by the main server to the NAS file server. Crafting a NAS Consolidation Plan -- Click here to listen to the podcastNetwork-attached storage consists of hard disk storage, including multi-disk RAID systems, and software for configuring and mapping file locations to the network-attached device. Network-attached storage can be a step toward and included as part of a more sophisticated storage system known as a storage area network … 
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