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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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Presentation Transcript: Why Not “Active – Archiving”
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: After a few years of waning usage, tape technology is making a comeback with archiving. Find out why by checking out this transcript of Jon Toigo's presentation on tape for active archiving.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Podcast: Why Not “Active - Archiving”
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: After a few years of declining usage, tape technology is making a comeback - this time, in the archiving space. In this 7-minute podcast, tape guru Jon Toigo explains why.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Nov 19, 2012

Iron Mountain

Hybrid Cloud Storage: Government Agencies Can Get the Best of Two 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

Today’s Tape Market Offers Improved Data Access and Integrity
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide reports on the ways in which the tape market has evolved, evaluates new uses for modern tape technology and explains how organizations can continue to archive with their existing tape investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

Iron Mountain

New Flash Technology: Data Placement Automated Based on Hot Data
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: NetApp recently launched the FAS2220, a new entry-level storage system, and Flash Pools, a caching method for RAID groups which combine solid-state drives and hard drives. Check out this expert tip guide to learn the details and the projected competitors of this product.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

SearchStorage.com

High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture - A Solution’s View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase the performance of iSCSI traffic over your converged data center network with the help of Extreme Networks' CLEAR-Flow technology.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Extreme Networks

Hitachi's Approach to Storage Capacity Efficiency
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report examines and details the Hitachi approach to delivering storage capacity efficiency via its USP V and VSP platforms. In doing so, it will highlight how Hitachi looks at the overall economics of storage by reducing relevant operating expenses which they address with the characteristics of their storage systems and software.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Building a Smart Storage Cloud with IBM SmartCloud Storage Access
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper briefly describes and IBM storage systems enabling features set of a powerful and simplified private cloud.
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Customer Video - TCCT improves performance 20% on SAP with XIV
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short clip reveals the use of IBMs XIV storage system and how it cost effectively provides robust SAP services to customers at blazing speeds.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Premiered: 30 Jan 2012

IBM

Buyer’s Guide: Scale-Out Storage Systems
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Scale-out NAS was developed to solve the problem of NAS sprawl. If managing your traditional NAS is becoming too burdensome and expensive, check out this expert resource.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

SearchStorage.com

Top 10 Reasons Why Customers Deploy Virtualized Microsoft Applications on EMC VNX
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides an overview of the specific reasons customers choose to deploy Microsoft applications with VMware vSphere Essentials on EMC's VNXe storage solution.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 23 Jun 2011

EMC Corporation

NAS hinged on ASE: Access, scale and extensibility
sponsored by Red Hat
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Sid Wilroy, solution architect for Red Hat, explains how Red Hat Storage fits in an enterprise at the petabyte scale - for a fraction of the typical storage cost.
Posted: 06 Feb 2013 | Published: 06 Feb 2013

Red Hat

Choosing the Best Virtual Server Storage: A Tutorial
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
EGUIDE: If you're a small to medium-sized business, you need your storage platform to be manageable by a small IT staff and fit within your budget. This expert E-Guide provides a detailed tutorial to help you navigate the virtual storage marketplace and select the best architecture for you.
Posted: 23 Jan 2013 | Published: 23 Jan 2013

VMware, Inc.

Backup Apps: State of the Art
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EDITORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE: Check out this expert January 2013 Storage Handbook to explore backup apps going into the new year, and get the scoop on cloud backup and DR, snapshots, VM backups and big data protection.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Published: 22 Jan 2013

SearchStorage.com

Will the future of enterprise storage be defined by software?
sponsored by The 451 Group
WHITE PAPER: Over the last 20 years, the emergence of the networked-storage-systems market has given rise to an entire multibillion-dollar industry. Although many things have changed over this period, there has been one constant: Systems were largely defined by, and features were mainly delivered through, hardware.
Posted: 08 Jan 2013 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

The 451 Group

Storage Magazine January
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This issue of Storage Magazine clarifies some of the confusion around measuring solid state storage performance.  Explore newly released storage industry benchmarks and gain detailed insight into why SSD is a driver for auto-tiering, the current state of the online file-sharing market, and much more.
Posted: 03 Jan 2013 | Published: 01 Jan 2013

SearchStorage.com

Cloud Backup Versus Cloud Storage Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This exclusive SearchStorage.com E-Guide takes a close and clear look at cloud storage and backup so you can arm yourself with the correct facts. Check it out now for a comparison of cloud backup, cloud storage and storage in the cloud, and learn how to differentiate between cloud backup, recovery and restore.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Symantec Corporation

Storage for Virtual Servers Essential Guide
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Access this Storage Magazine Essential Guide to making storage and virtual servers work better together to get a grip on your virtual environment storage management. Access expert articles addressing storage and storage management for virtual servers, troubleshooting Hyper-V storage problems, choosing between Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS and more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

SearchStorage.com

FAQ Guide: The Changing Face of Scale Out Network-Attached Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide features an interview transcript with Enterprise Strategy Group senior analyst Terri McClure. Read now to learn her predictions about scale-out NAS over the next few years.
Posted: 20 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Nov 2012

Dell, Inc.

Storage Magazine Online November 2012 – Storage Salary Survey Results Revealed
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the November 2012 Storage Magazine, find the results of this year’s annual Storage Salary Survey and find expert articles from Rich Castagna, Jon Toigo, Terri McClure and others addressing BYOD, storage clouds, LTFS, NAS upgrades and much more.
Posted: 31 Oct 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2012

SearchStorage.com

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

NetApp

The Changing Face of Scale-Out Network-Attached Storage - Presentation Transcript
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this podcast interview transcript, Terri McClure, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, shares her predictions that the majority of data storage will be scale-out within a few years and that the cloud is rapidly emerging as a NAS tier.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Dell, Inc.

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

E-Guide: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2: Attain Shared Storage in Virtual Data Centers
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: Although Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is widely touted as a NAS appliance, it can also function as an iSCSI target. This expert e-guide provides an in-depth overview of this platform, its' new features, and lesser known uses.
Posted: 19 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

Dell and Microsoft
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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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