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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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SearchStorageUK Essential Guide to NAS management
sponsored by SearchStorage.co.UK
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: NAS file-level storage ranges from standalone desktop boxes to huge clusters that scale for capacity and performance and deliver billions of files from parallel file systems. Find out what you need from our top-to-bottom guide to the NAS market.
Posted: 29 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

SearchStorage.co.UK

Buyer’s Checklist: Scale-out storage systems
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
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

SearchStorage.com

E-Guide: The birth of Tape NAS
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This expert resource explains how tape NAS allows you to utilize LTFS for file access.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 09 May 2012

Iron Mountain

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

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

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

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

Windows Application and Server Backup 2.0: Chapter 9 - Keeping Your Backups - Storage Architecture
sponsored by Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software
EBOOK: Check out the ninth chapter of this e-book on applications and server backups to learn the specs of today's storage and backup dynamics, and explore topics such as storage architectures for today's backups, deduplication, data compression and how to manage backed-up data.
Posted: 30 May 2012 | Published: 30 May 2012

Dell AppAssure Backup, Replication and Recovery Software

Evolution to the Cloud
sponsored by Ciena
WEBCAST: Learn – in less than six minutes – about a cloud approach that can be labelled a “data centre without walls,” enabling a virtual capacity that is both distance-independent and dynamically scalable. View now to learn the cost- and productivity benefits this approach can offer your organisation.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Premiered: May 29, 2012

Ciena

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

Ciena

E-Guide: Expert Strategies: Storage-Area Network for Virtualization
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide provides insight into the key differences between virtualizing network-attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN) architectures. Read on to discover which storage virtualization choice is right for your organization.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 26 Apr 2012

Dell and VMware

Tackling File Server Sprawl: File Virt Software vs. Scalable NAS
sponsored by Sanbolic Inc.
EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide today to learn how you can overcome file server sprawl in today's data-driven IT.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

Sanbolic 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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