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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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HP Virtual Server Environment Capitalizes on Workload Management Integration
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization can significantly improve the utilization of computing resources. In this white paper learn how virtualization can assign unused resources to workloads in other parts of an organization that can benefit from them.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Thin Provisioning the Cure for Wasted Space in Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by LSI Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how Thin Provisioning works and what benefits it delivers as well as the facts that need to be taken into account for a successful implementation.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

LSI Corporation

Eliminate Tape Restores with TimeData CDP
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this free whitepaper to discover new CDP software that provides a simple and cost-effective way to recover data to any point in time and resume workflow without the pain of recovering from tape.
Posted: 07 Oct 2008 | Published: 07 Oct 2008

Double-Take Software

eGuide: Exploring Virtualization Technologies and the Services Opportunities for Channel Pros
sponsored by Zenith Infotech
WHITE PAPER: This eguide addresses the advantages and disadvantages of storage virtualization technologies providing a balanced view of software-based, appliance-based and switch-based approaches.
Posted: 20 Sep 2008 | Published: 24 Sep 2008

Zenith Infotech

Configuring and Managing Storage for Remote Sites
sponsored by Overland Storage
WHITE PAPER: Organizations with multiple locations face unique challenges when configuring and maintaining a network storage solution. In this paper learn about how to achieve a successful configuration and management of a distributed NAS solution.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 16 Sep 2008

Overland Storage

Optimizing Storage with Global File Virtualization
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Global file virtualization is changing network storage management. Learn about a solution that allows organizations to easily simplify management, increase utilization, resolve performance bottlenecks, leverage tiered storage and lower TCO.
Posted: 03 Sep 2008 | Published: 03 Sep 2008

EMC Corporation

ExaGrid: Simply State-of-the-Art D2D
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Disk-based backup took the market by storm several years ago with a compelling proposition: replace tape with high-speed disk to speed up and simplify backup.
Posted: 15 Aug 2008 | Published: 15 Aug 2008

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Meeting Data Storage Challenges with Eco-friendly Solutions
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: With eco-friendly demands coming in the form of economic issues, government directives and public pressure, organizations that fail to adapt their operations to address environmental issues face the prospects of incurring additional costs.
Posted: 11 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Hitachi Data Systems

White Paper: Solving the Top Six Enterprise Storage Issues with Virtualization
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper answers the question: "What can storage virtualization do for my organization?" Explore business issues that can be addressed with storage virtualization and understand how much or how little disruption such a technology could cause.
Posted: 09 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Hitachi Data Systems

StorTrends iTX®: Application-aware Scheduled Snapshots with Microsoft® VSS and SAFE
sponsored by Excel Meridian Data, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The snapshot implementation featured in StorTrends iTX is undoubtedly one of the best, most feature-rich in the industry.
Posted: 30 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Excel Meridian Data, Inc.

Combining Deduplication and VMware Disaster Recovery
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This article explores what it takes to implement deduplication with VMware Disaster Recovery, and about leveraging the replicated data in your Disaster Recovery environment for Disaster Recovery testing and other purposes.
Posted: 10 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

NetApp

NetBackup Disk Based Data Protection Options
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the disk options and their capabilities as well as the other new features in NetBackup 6.5 that make up the Enterprise Disk Foundation, also it provides guidance in choosing the appropriate disk options for your environment.
Posted: 03 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Symantec Corporation

Building a Highly Reliable SAN
sponsored by Dell | EqualLogic
WHITE PAPER: System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design that keeps your production environment operating and avoids data loss and downtime.
Posted: 09 May 2008 | Published: 09 May 2008

Dell | EqualLogic

Virtualization Defined - Eight Different Ways
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is not a new concept. Today it appears that virtualization is everywhere, which because of its ambiguity can be applied to any and all parts of an IT infrastructure. This whitepaper focuses on virtualization in the data center.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 28 Apr 2008

F5 Networks

Lean and Green: Reducing IT Energy Drain for Business Gain
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: Download this report to see top-level findings of 150 IT professional surveyed to measure and quantify their current needs, obstacles and attitudes as they weigh decisions about investing in green technology.
Posted: 28 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

BlueArc Corp.

ESG Plasmon Archive File Manger Brief
sponsored by Plasmon
WHITE PAPER: Plasmon offers its Archive File Manager to facilitate the movement of static, or persistent, data off primary storage systems-in particular.
Posted: 14 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Plasmon

Benefit Solution Case Study - Timmons Group
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Timmons Group is a leader in the civil engineering industry; however, their storage requirements were growing at an unprecedented pace. Read this case study to learn how this company was able to overcome their challenges with innovative SAN solutions.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 02 Apr 2008

EMC Corporation

IDC: Maintaining Business Continuity with Disk-Based Backup and Recovery Solutions
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper describes the growing need for data backup and recovery solutions, the advantages of disk-based systems and the software required to manage these systems. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Breaking the Bottleneck - Solving the Storage Challenges of Next Generation Data Centers
sponsored by Isilon Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper takes a holistic view of the data center, discusses each of these components individually, and explains how the crucial element of Storage has lagged behind advancements in Compute Power and the Network.
Posted: 31 Jan 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Isilon Systems

New eGuide: How to Fully Protect Your Storage Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Storage systems are severely susceptible to attack and it is time for organizations to rethink their security tactics. Read this eGuide to learn about concepts regarding storage security and solutions like encryption that can help defend against attack.
Posted: 28 Jan 2008 | Published: 28 Jan 2008

Quantum Corporation

Storage Consolidation Helps Small/ Midsize Companies Grow
sponsored by StorMagic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data is a business tool that can level the playing field for small or midsize companies in a world of larger competitors. Read this white paper to learn steps that SMBs can take to help manage this data effectively and efficiently.
Posted: 15 Jan 2008 | Published: 11 Jan 2008

StorMagic, Inc.

The Benefits of Network Attached Storage in Small and Medium Sized Business Networks
sponsored by NETGEAR Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SMBs must choose the right solution for managing their data - because a wrong decision can be costly. Luckily, NAS solutions fit the requirements and budgets for SMBs. Read this white paper to learn how these solutions are impacting smaller organizations.
Posted: 03 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

NETGEAR Inc.

The Emergence of iSCSI SANs
sponsored by Dell | EMC
WHITE PAPER: iSCSI is being adopted in a wide variety of organizations and at a very rapid rate. This eGuide, featuring articles from SearchStorage.com, highlights the growing popularity of iSCSI and explores how organizations are using it today.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Dell | EMC

Lean & Green - Taming the Data Center Colossus
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: The corporate data center is a huge power consumer and a substantial contributor to global warming. Download this whitepaper to learn and discover the business benefits of a more eco-friendly data center.
Posted: 29 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

BlueArc Corp.

The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Storage Costs and Improving Management Efficiency
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Network-based file virtualization is a key technology for more effectively managing file-based information. Download this IDC white paper to learn how file virtualization is being implemented and its impact on organizations.
Posted: 07 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

F5 Networks
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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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