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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 Five Reasons to Sell EMC’s New VNXe Series Unified Storage
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to Increase your opportunities and shorten your sales cycle by selling the EMC® VNXe™ series, a new unified storage offering for small and medium-size businesses. Continue reading this paper to learn the top five reasons to sell EMC’s new VNXe series unified storage.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Storage Switzerland - The Case for Scale-out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: Senior Analyst, George Crump, reviews how Scale-out storage can resolve short and long term storage I/O performance bottlenecks and outpace the performance capabilities of traditional storage architectures.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Isilon Systems UK

Six Reasons to Get Smarter About Storage
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A growing trend in small businesses is to solve storage problems with a simpler, more elegant technology: network-attached storage (NAS). Continue reading to learn about NAS appliances such as Cisco® Small Business NSS 300 Series Smart Storage solution, as well as learn the reasons why it differs from other NAS storage method.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Get More for Your Storage Dollar: Cool Applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you've heard of network-attached storage (NAS), you know that this technology can centralize data storage for high availability and security. But now NAS does much more, for about the same price. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IBM Delivers Extraordinary Efficiencies via Primary Storage Compression
sponsored by Storwize
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses IBM's Real-time Compression—which enables organizations to optimize primary data stores so they can save new information, retain existing data for longer periods of time, consolidate existing systems, or benefit from some combination of the preceding.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010


Maximize the Performance of your Windows SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Diskeeper Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how to maximize the performance of your Windows SAN infrastructure. The SAN’s role is to provide the storage; the operating system’s job is to deliver that data in a manner that works best. It also examines the benefits of defragmentation.
Posted: 16 Nov 2010 | Published: 16 Nov 2010

Diskeeper Corporation

File Security: Audit and Protect Critical Files
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how Imperva SecureSphere File Security products deliver real-time file monitoring, auditing, security, and user rights management for files stored on file servers and network attached storage (NAS) devices.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010


sponsored by Panasas, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The explosion of unstructured data and the advent of scale out NAS systems has caused backup of these systems to be an ever growing concern. This white paper describes the overall strategy for backup and restore taking into account the tape subsystem, networking, file system workload and administrative policy.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

Panasas, Inc.

Revolutionizing Application Performance Through Optimized Disk I/O
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a new approach to improving application performance, which is capable of delivering millions of IOPS and tens of GB/s throughput and allows capacity and performance to scale independently. Read on to learn about this cost effective, easy to use approach to dramatically improving application performance.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010


Introduction to using VMware vSphere with Dell/EMC Unified Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document provides a detailed overview of using EMC Celerra with VMware vSphere 4. VMware vSphere is an infrastructure virtualization suite that provides virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability, and operational automation capabilities in an integrated package.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing Management efficiency for Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Dell/EMC NS family of unified storage enables organizations to easily and cost-effectively consolidate both unstructured file-system data and structured application data into a single shared storage system - helping organizations control costs, streamline management, and enhance storage availability and performance.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc.

Data Protection for Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines several challenges and recommends solutions for ensuring data availability in an Isilon scale-out NAS clustered storage environment. The best solutions typically involve the use of multiple technologies.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Isilon Systems

Disaster Got You Down?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The risks attached to not having a BC or DR plan are neither small nor cheap. Every good plan employs certain technologies and methodologies to limit the disruptiveness of an outage. CDW offers storage, power and networking specialists to assist with disaster recovery needs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

CDW Corporation

IDC White Paper: Key Criteria in Selecting an Enterprise Online PC Backup Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the top–level benefits of online PC backup. Read this paper to learn more about how to choose an online PC backup solution for your mid-sized organization or enterprise!
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

Iron Mountain

Why EMC for IP Storage and Simple Unified Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There are many IP storage capabilities that are becoming increasingly critical requirements for all customers. And there are many vendors offering various IP-based storage solutions. This paper makes the case for choosing EMC for IP storage.
Posted: 04 Dec 2009 | Published: 03 Dec 2009

EMC Corporation

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for Microsoft® SharePoint® Server Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint Server is a powerful platform for collaboration and content management built upon the firm foundation of Microsoft SQL Server® technology. It provides simplified storage provisioning and management for SharePoint with performance and scalability that supports enterprise-wide content consolidation.
Posted: 25 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Aug 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Virtualize Your End-to-End IT infrastructure and Reduce OpEx and CapEx
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Many companies that have deployed server virtualization are still struggling with massive data growth, rising storage maintenance cost, and underutilized storage assets from a multitude of vendors. A virtual storage infrastructure from HP can double your capacity utilization and cut management costs in half.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 21 Sep 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Oracle 10gR2 Databases on Hitachi NAS Platform, Powered by BlueArc
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The Hitachi NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc, delivers a high-performance, intelligent and scalable multiprotocol solution. This document describes best practices for using Oracle databases on Linux with NAS connectivity provided by the Hitachi NAS Platform through the NFS protocol.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for VMware Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: The rapid adoption of server virtualization technology by organizations of all sizes has been driven by cost, flexibility and time to market. The cost savings in server consolidation are the primary motivators, but the ability to quickly deploy new applications to suit changes in the business has led many to use VMware products.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090 Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for Microsoft Exchange Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Exchange Unified Messaging brings different mission critical systems together, effectively consolidating infrastructure while improving productivity for users, but at the cost of increasing the load on the Exchange environment in terms of management, storage and importance to the business.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by HP StorageWorks Division India
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a general overview of virtualization technology and explains in more detail the value of storage virtualization in modern IT infrastructures. It presents a number of common use cases and describes more specifically the benefits of the SVSP in those scenarios.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

HP StorageWorks Division India

Guide: Secure Copy
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Getting data moved over to a new server is more than merely copying the most recent files and folders to that machine. File security, permissions, shared folders and local groups facilitating access need to be maintained.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Building High-performance, Highly Available IP Storage Networks with HP SAN/iQ Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: If you’re an administrator who’s planning to build a high performance, highly available IP network using HP SAN/iQ Software, you should read this document in its entirety. You’ll find important configuration guidelines, best practices, and frequently asked questions that will help you to accelerate a successful deployment.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dell NX4: Achieving Storage Efficiency with Data Deduplication
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the concepts of Celerra Data Deduplication. It also shows how a user can use and manage deduplication on the Dell NX4 network-attached storage (NAS) system.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

HP StorageWorks MSA2000 Best Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the best practices for optimizing the HP Storage Works MSA2000 G1 and MSA2000 G2 pre-designed for use in conjunction with other HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array manuals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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