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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 Reports
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Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategies for NAS
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to overcome the limitations of NAS backup and recovery. Find out how to implement a cloud-connected, powerful data protection strategy for NAS systems.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Barracuda Networks

Anthelio Health Tackles the Massive Growth of Information in the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: Discover how to address the massive growth in healthcare information. Tune into this video and learn how you can implement a tiered, scale-out NAS architecture to extend and improve patient care.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 31 Jan 2015

Dell EMC

Miami Children's Hospital Tackles Explosive Data Growth with Scale-out Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: David Bratt, Director of Technology Services at Miami Children's Hospital, explains how IT is transforming patient care delivery. Tune in to learn how scale-out storage will manage the explosion of healthcare data, as well as how the utilization of data lakes will foster dynamic business growth.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2015

Dell EMC

Worldwide Hyperconverged Systems Vendor Assessment
sponsored by Nutanix
RESEARCH CONTENT: This IDC report examines the evolution of software-defined and hyperconverged infrastructure, paying special attention to the ways in which businesses approach their computing and storage needs differently. Read on to uncover key considerations for evaluating hyperconvergence platforms and to access a comprehensive vendor assessment.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


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: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016


Scale-Out NAS vs. Object Storage
sponsored by
EZINE: Storage magazine's August issue explores the strengths and weaknesses of scale-out NAS and object storage, offering expert advice on how to choose the right option for your enterprise's needs. Also discover tips to improve your storage efficiency, a breakdown of enterprise file sync and share deployment models, and more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 03 Aug 2016

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this 13-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at how the technology cuts the numbers of discrete skills and associated costs while demanding that those who remain retrain to ensure they know how to manage all parts of the stack – and the organisation implements it with care and an understanding of the risks.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Object Storage Architecture Removes File Crawl Issues
sponsored by Cloudian
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, find out the many differences of object storage that make it that much more efficient and economical fit for your enterprise, such as active or cold archiving, search, analytics, and more.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 06 Jun 2016


Object Storage Vendors Push NAS Out of the Enterprise
sponsored by Cloudian
EGUIDE: Discover 8 object storage use cases where traditional storage systems can't compete, and 5 reasons why it may be more suitable for your organization, such as scalability, resiliency, standards-based accessibility, and more.
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 06 Jun 2016


Boost Your Efficiency and Resiliency with Object Storage
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: Object storage solutions can provide solutions to common storage management challenges that most enterprises face in today's big data environments. Along with boosting efficiency and resiliency, discover how your enterprise can benefit from an object storage solution with attributes such as
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016


All-Flash and Hybrid Flash Systems Simulator: An Overview
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: Looking to seamlessly extend data storage to the cloud, streamline management, and speed deployment? In this brief video, tune in to access an all-flash simulator that will accelerate your application infrastructure.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Premiered: 13 Jun 2016

Dell EMC

Bling Inside – Servers Get Flashy with Solid State
sponsored by
EZINE: Discover in this issue of Storage magazine how to effectively inject new life into DAS and revive legacy storage architectures with server-side solid-state. Read on to also access an article exploring state of the art of tape, and discover why it still has a solid place in enterprises as an archive tier.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 06 Jun 2016

Everything You Need to Know about Object Storage
sponsored by
EZINE: In this issue of Storage Magazine, examine object storage's scalability, resiliency, accessibility, security and manageability, as the foundation of today's cloud storage. Read on to also learn about the HDFS support storage vendors offer to enable processing using more traditional storage infrastructures.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Storage trends 2016: Storage priorities, cloud appliances and NAS vs object storage
sponsored by
EGUIDE: This guide offers a collection of our most popular articles on storage-related issues from the first few months of 2016.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 18 Apr 2016

Research Report: Software-Defined Storage Meets Industry Needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Traditional SAN- and NAS-based architectures are being replaced by software-defined storage (SDS) in many cases. But why? This research report highlights the benefits of SDS, and explores a portfolio of SDS offerings that offer a broad range of functions supported on heterogonous storage platforms and architectures.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016


Purpose-Built Storage for Virtual Machines
sponsored by Tintri
EGUIDE: With the introduction of virtualized environments, storage strategies have shifted from SAN/NAS to purpose-built virtual server storage. This exclusive e-guide takes a look how this change has impacted the storage industry and explores the virtual server storage architecture vendor market.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016


Scale-out Set to Eclipse Scale-up for Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Curvature
EGUIDE: Scale-up storage has served us well for the last two decades. Now, scale-out is poised to take over. Despite the scale-up market's current strength, the move into hyperscale computing, and the thought of increasingly larger arrays is causing concern.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016


SAN System Buying Guide
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover expert tips on how to determine if a SAN system is right for your enterprise's storage environment with comparisons to NAS and DAS systems. You will also learn how to sift through the SAN array market so that you can choose the right solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Icomm Technologies

Easily Move Your Data to the Cloud
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: In this brief resource, discover how you can move your data to the cloud seamlessly and cost-efficiently, so that you can provide your enterprise with better data management and protection. View now to learn more.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum 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

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®

Latest Storage Trends for Australia & New Zealand
sponsored by
EZINE: This fascinating e-zine gives you insight on exactly what the storage landscape in Australia and New Zealand looks like.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Storage Magazine: Cloud DR - Cloud's "Killer App"
sponsored by
EZINE: In the January 2015 issue of Storage magazine, Eric Slack dissects the benefits – and must-know's – of cloud-based DR. Other features in this month's issue cover off on how to build a private cloud with OpenStack, the results of our Quality Awards survey for NAS systems and much more!
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Jan 2015

A Closer Look at Big Storage Architecture
sponsored by Caringo
EGUIDE: As companies store and analyze an ever-growing volume of data, it can be difficult to stay up to date on all the various categories of storage while deciding which storage architecture is best for your big data needs. In this expert e-guide, explore strengths and use cases for various storage options.
Posted: 30 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2014


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.
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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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