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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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NAS White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Hybrid Cloud Storage: Government Agencies Can Get the Best of Both Worlds
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this survey to learn how your peers are using hybrid cloud storage to address increasing storage capacity demands.
Posted: 18 Oct 2012 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

Red Hat

Buyer’s Checklist: Scale-out storage systems
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Scale-out NAS systems can accommodate data growth simply by adding more capacity resources; and processing power can be increased as needed.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 08 May 2012

Slashing Energy Costs by Improving Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the innovative ways in which organizations all around the world are optimizing storage resources to save space, improve performance and reduce energy waste and costs.
Posted: 18 Sep 2012 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Enterprise-Ready Scale-Out with Data ONTAP 8 Cluster-Mode
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces an emerging unified scale-out solution purpose-built to provide an adaptable, always-on storage infrastructure for virtualized environments. Read on to learn what this approach to scale-out could mean for your company and its data.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012


Next-Generation NAS
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To remain competitive in the future, you need an up-to-date NAS system that optimizes storage, handles all the different types of data that are essential to your business, and grows with your company. Check out this short white paper for a list of key criteria you must evaluate when making your selection.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Jul 2012

Oracle Corporation

Quantifying the Business Benefits of Scale-Out Network Attached Storage Solution
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn why scale-out is more beneficial than scale-up storage systems for Big Data environments in this IDC white paper.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

EMC Corporation

Developing a Strategic Approach to Data Center Networking
sponsored by Ciena
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how to overcome many data centre networking challenges by developing a coherent networking strategy, which will help you architect a stronger, more flexible network to enable future growth in a cost-efficient, deterministic, and manageable manner.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 30 Sep 2011


HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Data Sheet
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this datasheet you will find a in-depth look into the HP X5000 G2 Network Storage Systems. A view into the key features and benefits that set this unit apart from the rest of those in the market.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

HPE and Intel®

EMC Isilon OneFS Operating System - Powering the Isilon Scale-out Storage Platform
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an introduction to the EMC Isilon OneFS operating system, the foundation of the Isilon scale-out storage platform. In this paper, you'll learn about the benefits of storage scaling and gain an overview of the architecture of this platform.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Apr 2011

EMC Isilon

Competing in the Expanding Universe of Digital Information and Big Data
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: This IDC white paper breaks down everything big data - learn exactly how big data is defined, and how to utilize big data technologies in order to create long-term organizational and economic value. This white paper also explores what types of organizations can benefit most from big data technologies - read on for more.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

EMC Isilon

Protecting Vital Business Interests with a Simplified Storage Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Data growth and regulatory requirements have made backup, recovery, and archiving critical aspects of enterprise operations. Dell Services experts can assess how effectively an information infrastructure is getting the job done and deploy integrated, best-of-breed storage solutions to help ensure the safety and recoverability of critical data.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by DataDirect Networks
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

DataDirect Networks

Controlled Explosion
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Storing and managing ever-increasing amount of data presents a formidable business challenge. Midsized companies are particularly challenged, because they typically lack the resources to handle the deluge. You can’t stop the massivegrowth in data, but you can doa better job of managing it.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

Dell, Inc.

ESG Market Landscape Report: Understanding the NAS Market
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: This essential resource takes a look into the network attached storage (NAS) market and the factors that are leading vendor’s obligations to address different price, performance, and feature profiles to meet user needs.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

EMC Isilon

Minnesota Wild Names Dell Compellent SAN "Most Valuable Player"
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Minnesota Wild’s six-month old iSCSI storage solution could no longer keep up with the growing data needs of concession vendors. Read this white paper to learn how the Wild successfully implemented Fluid Data technology to solve the problem.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

E-Guide: Storage Tuned for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Check out this E-Guide to hear all about this technology update from HP and what the experts have to say.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Manage Rapid NAS Data Growth While Reducing Storage Footprint and Costs (Race)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Now that IT hasgotten a handle on server sprawl and the challenges that comewith data protection, it is time to deal with primary storagegrowth that is increasing at a rate faster than IT can manage. Click here to learn more on how IBM's Real-time Compression solutions can save you up to 80% in storage.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011


Time Value of Data
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: All of the printed material on earth is estimated to be about 200 petabytes (200,000 terabytes) of data. That is a lot of information and a lot of data to manage. But it is dwarfed by the amount of data that is generated worldwide with information technology today. Read this white paper to learn more about how to survive the information explosion.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011


Object Storage: A Fresh Approach to Long-Term File Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper we explore Object Storage, compare it to traditional NAS, and demonstrate that an intelligent, policy based data management strategy is the best approach to determining when it is beneficial for organizations to use Object Storage, or continue to use NAS.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Object Storage: A Dell Point of View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Dell has developed a customer centric strategy and a set of solutions and services designed to help customers meet the new challenges created by the amount and type of data being generated today. This strategy is based on Dell's Point of View (POV) with respect to Object Storage.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Object Storage: A Fresh Approach to Long-Term File Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper we explore Object Storage, compare it to traditional NAS, and demonstrate that an intelligent, policy based data management strategy is the best approach to determining when it is beneficial for organizations to use Object Storage, or continue to use NAS.
Posted: 29 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc.

ESG Lab Validation - IBM Storwize V7000
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment. Download now to find out the results. 
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011


Bunnings builds on grid computing strategy with high-performance IBM® XIV® Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When Bunnings, a retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products, needed to find a replacement for older storage systems that supported their vital business applications, they turned to IBM products. To learn how Bunnings benefited from this upgrade, read this case study.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011


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
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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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