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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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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

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

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.

MicroScope –August 2012: A special issue dedicated to the storage market
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue looking at the main technologies in the storage market and the opportunities for resellers pitching those to customers.
Posted: 08 Aug 2012 | Published: 13 Aug 2012

MicroScope

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, Inc. and Intel®
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, Inc. and Intel®

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.
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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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