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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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Top Reasons to Choose EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights 8 reasons why your enterprise should consider investing in a scale-out NAS solution with a single volume, single file system architecture. Access now and discover how you can improve your storage scalability, efficiency, and flexibility, and expand your data lake.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

EMC

Software-Defined Scale-Out NAS: Simple and Efficient Storage for Enterprise Edge Locations
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a software-defined storage solution with scale-out NAS that extends the data lake to enterprise edge locations. Read on to learn how this solution can reduce your costs and simplify management by consolidating your unstructured data, eliminating inefficient storage silos, and streamlining data protection.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

EMC

Delivering Transactional NAS for Enterprise Workloads
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a modernized NAS solution that simplifies storage deployment and provisioning for enterprise virtualization environments and database workloads. Read on to discover how your enterprise can take advantage of the agility and simplicity of NAS.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

EMC

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite Meeting Industry Needs for Software Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights IBM's portfolio of SDS offerings that offer a broad range of functions supported on heterogonous storage platforms and architectures. Access now to see how you can easily deploy this SDS platform and automate your storage management and operations.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

IBM

Lab Validation Report: Cloud NAS for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive report tests a cloud NAS system and assesses its file data access and control, unlimited scalability, and built-in data protection and security. Read on to discover how NAS can synchronize your data files across multiple locations and streamline the infrastructure required to manage your enterprise's unstructured data at scale.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

Nasuni Corporation

Oracle ZS4-4 Hybrid Storage Array Tops NetApp FAS8080 EX
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, compare and contrast the NetApp FAS8080 EX and Oracle ZS4-4 storage array and see which system comes out on top. Read on to learn which will best benefit your business and why.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

Oracle, in association with Intel

Total Cost of Ownership: Cloud NAS and Traditional Cloud Storage Compared
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the total cost of ownership of cloud NAS and compares it to traditional approaches to cloud storage. Access now to see how cloud NAS can lower the costs of maintaining your enterprise's storage by unifying platforms, consolidating functionality, and simplifying the entire storage stack.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Nasuni Corporation

Storage 101: Getting Smart about Scaling Up
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a new SAN system, powered by an Intel® Xeon® processor, that grants small and midsized businesses the ability to handle massive data growth and complexity at a far lower cost than other enterprise-grade solutions. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Published: 17 Aug 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Lab Validation Report: Cloud NAS for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive report tests a cloud NAS system and assesses its file data access and control, unlimited scalability, and built-in data protection and security. Read on to discover how NAS can synchronize your data files across multiple locations and streamline the infrastructure required to manage your enterprise's unstructured data at scale.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

Nasuni Corporation

Artico NAS Storage Appliance: Improve Access to More Data
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a NAS archiving solution with policy-based tiering to cloud, object storage, and tape can alleviate archive data management challenges and improve the efficiency of backup storage. Read on to see how this solution can lower costs of storing more data, automate data preservation and protection, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

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 and Intel®
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 and Intel®

Next generation storage servers to maximize performance in today's data centers
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
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 and Intel®

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

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®

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.

Adopting "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

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

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

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

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
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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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