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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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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

Buyer’s Checklist: Midrange Storage Systems
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: Midrange storage systems account for approximately half of all storage array purchases. It’s a very crowded field, with systems boasting features that were previously only available on high-end arrays. There’s more choice than ever, so effectively matching your needs with a system’s capabilities is critical.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

SearchStorage.com

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.

Managing the Information that Drives the Enterprise Storage: Focus on Storage for Virtual Machines
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EBOOK: Virtualization puts new demands on storage, so whether you opt for FC, iSCSI or NAS, storage will be a key factor for your virtual environment. Read this e-book for expert tips and suggestions on managing storage for virtual servers and virtual desktops including, ten things to know about storage for VMs and choosing NAS for virtual machines.
Posted: 05 Apr 2012 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

E-Guide: Dell's Data Storage Portfolio Changes & Why Customers Are Excited
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: At Dell Storage Forum 2011, SearchStorage.com spoke with Dell storage vice president Darren Thomas. Check out this expert E-Guide to learn Dell Storage VP Darren Thomas’s take on scale-out NAS, data reduction, 3PAR and EMC. Also learn why Dell’s data storage plans are piquing customer interest.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

E-Guide: NAS Systems Buying Decisions
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide to learn about a viable and now cost-effective storage solution – NAS and what you should consider when evaluating this product for purchase. Also discover what Dell’s VP has to say about scale-out NAS and more.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 20 Mar 2012

Dell and Microsoft

E-Guide: How can virtualized storage be used for medical images?
sponsored by Intel
EGUIDE: This E-Guide explores frequently asked questions related to the use of virtualized storage technology for medical images. Additionally, with stringent regulations forcing health care organizations to generate electronic records, virtualized storage is becoming an increasingly viable option.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Intel

HP Converged Storage Sets the Stage for the Next Era of Computing
sponsored by HP and Intel
ANALYST REPORT: Learn about the new infrastructure and storage trends that are changing the way business storage works today.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

HP and Intel

HP X5000 G2 Network Storage System Data Sheet
sponsored by HP 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

HP and Intel

Pros & Cons of Scale-out and Scale-up NAS
sponsored by Red Hat
EGUIDE: This E-Guide is here to help walk you through the decision-making process and determine which NAS solution is right for you. In this guide you'll learn the pros and cons of scale-out and scale-up NAS options, discover six industries that should always use scale-out systems and more.
Posted: 31 Jan 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Red Hat

Address VDI Storage Challenges with Data Dedupe, NAS Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: VDI storage presents a slew of new challenges to data storage professionals. Read this expert E-Guide to explore how to address VDI storage challenges with data dedupe and NAS systems.
Posted: 10 Jan 2012 | Published: 09 Jan 2012

Dell, Inc.

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

Scale-out NAS Helps Production Company Manage 250 TB
sponsored by EMC Isilon
EGUIDE: “I don’t think we’d be able to do what we do as a business unless we had that kind of storage. It’s fundamental.” Check out this case study to learn how a production company found great success by installing scale-out NAS clusters to cope with a deluge of digital photos uploaded through their homegrown web application.
Posted: 09 Dec 2011 | Published: 09 Dec 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
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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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