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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: 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

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

Where Automated Tiering Stands Today in the Storage Landscape
sponsored by DataCore Software Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide discusses how automated tiering is used today, the pros and cons of array-based automated tiered storage products and much more.
Posted: 30 Sep 2011 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

DataCore Software Corporation

Managing Storage in a VDI Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this e-guide to discover how VDI environments impact storage, and how to determine your storage requirements within your virtual desktop. Also learn efficiency tricks to use in your VDI environment and much more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

Dell, Inc.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Tutorial: Part 1
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This tutorial can help minimize your storage/VDI problems by outlining VDI considerations prior to implementation.
Posted: 16 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

Dell, Inc.

Minnesota Wild Names Dell Compellent SAN "Most Valuable Player"
sponsored by Dell Compellent
WHITE PAPER: The Minnesota Wild’s six-month old iSCSI storage solution could no longer keep up with the growing data needs of concession vendors. Read this white paper to learn how the Wild successfully implemented Fluid Data technology to solve the problem.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Dell Compellent

E-Guide: Nasuni Filer Adds SLA, Hardware Option for NAS Cloud Gateway
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchCloudStorage.com E-Guide profiles startup cloud vendor, Nasuni Corp., and offers insight into what they are doing to ease customer concerns about cloud storage – and guarantee uptime in cloud environments. Read on to find out about more Nasuni’s new product offerings and service-level agreements!
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Nasuni Corporation

E-Guide: Storage Tuned for Virtual Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Check out this SearchStorage.com E-Guide to hear all about this technology update from HP and what the experts have to say.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

E-Guide: Data Reduction Methods for Primary Storage: Vendors Push Impacts Market
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Check out this SearchStorage.com E-Guide to learn what vendors have to offer in this realm of backup technologies now.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Pros & Cons of Clustered NAS and a Look Into the NAS Market
sponsored by Gluster
EGUIDE: In this SearchStorage.com E-Guide, storage experts Marc Staimer and Dave Raffo discuss clustered NAS and vendors in the NAS market. This E-Guide will touch upon important topics surrounding clustered NAS, such as; what clustered NAS is and what it isn’t the benefits and drawbacks of clustering NAS, and who can benefit from it.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 12 Aug 2011

Gluster

Coca-Cola Quenches Thirst for Performance with IBM XIV
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated successfully deployed the IBM XIV Storage System—a storage solution that perfectly complements a virtualization environment through its use of a virtualized grid architecture.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

IBM
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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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