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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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Manage Rapid NAS Data Growth While Reducing Storage Footprint and Costs (Race)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Now that IT hasgotten a handle on server sprawl and the challenges that comewith data protection, it is time to deal with primary storagegrowth that is increasing at a rate faster than IT can manage. Click here to learn more on how IBM's Real-time Compression solutions can save you up to 80% in storage.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Cloud Gateways for Primary Storage: Benefits and challenges
sponsored by Fujitsu America, Inc.
EGUIDE: Using the cloud for storing primary data is different from using the cloud for backup or even archiving. This E-Guide walks you through the benefits and challenges of using cloud for primary storage. Read on to learn what your clients should know about cloud in terms of storage before implementing.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

Fujitsu America, Inc.

E-Guide: Best Practices for Managing Virtual Machines
sponsored by Dell Compellent
EGUIDE: There are many things to consider when designing storage to support a virtual desktop infrastructure environment. While budgets may limit some of your options, there are a number of creative solutions available that can help you get the performance your virtual desktops will require. Read this guide to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

eGuide: Hyper-V - What You Need to Know before Getting Started
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide learn how Microsoft Hyper-V fits into the server virtualization landscape, with insight on exactly what Hyper-V has to offer, and analysis of how the Microsoft technology stacks up against the competition.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Dell and Microsoft

Time Value of Data
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: All of the printed material on earth is estimated to be about 200 petabytes (200,000 terabytes) of data. That is a lot of information and a lot of data to manage. But it is dwarfed by the amount of data that is generated worldwide with information technology today. Read this white paper to learn more about how to survive the information explosion.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

SGI

E-Guide: Data Migration, Virtual NAS, Hybrid Cloud storage, and more
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
EGUIDE: This E-Guide explains how IT professionals can create a more effective system by using data migration and also provides you with a business case study on a featured vendor. Continue reading to learn how to go about planning your data migration strategy, the challenges of business intelligence, your options with the cloud, and new vendor solutions.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 10 Jun 2011

Nasuni Corporation

Presentation Transcript: NFS for Virtual Servers
sponsored by Dell Compellent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this interview transcript, VMware expert Eric Siebert discusses the best way to use NFS for virtual server environments. Discover the benefits and complications that can arise when implementing network-attached storage (NAS) in your virtual server platform and more.
Posted: 08 Jun 2011 | Published: 08 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

Presentation Transcript: Automated Storage Tiering
sponsored by Dell Compellent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a podcast interview, Jeff Boles of the Taneja Group examines some of the business drivers behind storage tiering. He also explores some of the challenges associated with tiered storage, such as data migration, and how effectively addressing these challenges can be the key to tiered storage success.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 03 Jun 2011

Dell Compellent

When Purchasing NAS Products, Look Before You Leap
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: This guide reaches beyond the obvious issues of pricing, management, and support and explores important points to keep in mind during any NAS purchase. After reading this E-Guide you will have a better understanding of NAS and how to go about purchasing the right tools for your needs. Check out this expert E-Guide to learn more!
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

HP & Intel®

Data Deduping & Backup: A best practice guide – Part 2
sponsored by FalconStor Software
EGUIDE: In part two of this data deduplication technology tutorial, we look at all of those alternatives and take a look at some of the most significant deduplication backup products. Learn about global data deduplication, what to look for in a data deduplication product, inline vs. post-processing deduplication, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

FalconStor Software

Presentation Transcript: Tiered Storage Tools for File Storage
sponsored by Dell Compellent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Modern file storage with the runaway capacity many organizations are facing, escalating performance demands, and shrinking IT budgets make tiered storage make very appealing solution. Check out this transcript of an expert podcast featuring Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst at the Taneja Group to learn how storage tiers can help your organization.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011

Dell Compellent

Data Deduping & Backup: A best practice guide – Part 1
sponsored by FalconStor Software
EGUIDE: In part one of this data deduplication technology tutorial, we look at all of those alternatives and take a look at some of the most significant deduplication backup products. Learn about global data deduplication, what to look for in a data deduplication product, inline vs. post-processing deduplication, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

FalconStor Software

E-Guide: How the Media and Entertainment Industry is Backing up "Big Data"
sponsored by Atempo, Inc.
EGUIDE: Big data is a term often used in the storage industry today. As companies accumulate more and more data, they must find more efficient ways to manage and store it. But the media and entertainment industry has been managing this big data for years. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 May 2011 | Published: 13 May 2011

Atempo, Inc.

IBM System Storage N6000 Series
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: With IBM System Storage N6000 series systems, you can meet your NAS storage needs and provide high levels of application availability for your critical business operations to technical applications. You can also address NAS and SAN, primary and secondary storage requirements plus get outstanding value.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: The demand to manage and store massive amounts of file data continues to challenge data centers. IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) is designed to embrace cloud storage in the petabyte age.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

Storage for Your VDI: Strategies and Best Practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchStorage.com discusses VDI's impact on storage and then outlines how to determine your storage requirements for a virtual desktop infrastructure. Read on to learn about Fibre Channel vs. NAS vs. iSCSI for VDIs, what drive types are best for this environment and much more
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Dell, Inc.

Object Storage: A Fresh Approach to Long-Term File Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper we explore Object Storage, compare it to traditional NAS, and demonstrate that an intelligent, policy based data management strategy is the best approach to determining when it is beneficial for organizations to use Object Storage, or continue to use NAS.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Object Storage: A Dell Point of View
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Dell has developed a customer centric strategy and a set of solutions and services designed to help customers meet the new challenges created by the amount and type of data being generated today. This strategy is based on Dell's Point of View (POV) with respect to Object Storage.
Posted: 01 May 2011 | Published: 27 Apr 2011

Dell, Inc.

Object Storage: A Fresh Approach to Long-Term File Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper we explore Object Storage, compare it to traditional NAS, and demonstrate that an intelligent, policy based data management strategy is the best approach to determining when it is beneficial for organizations to use Object Storage, or continue to use NAS.
Posted: 29 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

Dell, Inc.

ESG Lab Validation - IBM Storwize V7000
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment. Download now to find out the results. 
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

IBM

Bunnings builds on grid computing strategy with high-performance IBM® XIV® Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: When Bunnings, a retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products, needed to find a replacement for older storage systems that supported their vital business applications, they turned to IBM products. To learn how Bunnings benefited from this upgrade, read this case study.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Hybrid Cloud Storage
sponsored by Zenith Infotech
EGUIDE: The primary use of cloud storage today is for unstructured data, which is the fastest growing and most voluminous content, causing the most administrative pains. This SearchStorage.com e-guide talks about cloud computing and the next steps toward the wide adoption of this technology.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

Zenith Infotech

Top Five Reasons to Sell EMC’s New VNXe Series Unified Storage
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to Increase your opportunities and shorten your sales cycle by selling the EMC® VNXe™ series, a new unified storage offering for small and medium-size businesses. Continue reading this paper to learn the top five reasons to sell EMC’s new VNXe series unified storage.
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

E-Guide: Best Practices for Managing Storage Efficiency
sponsored by Pillar Data Systems
EGUIDE: While server virtualization provides your customers with increased flexibility to respond to business needs, it also introduces some problems, especially in the storage arena. This guide is a quick and informative read that will explore new options of helping customers manage their unified and virtual servers projects.
Posted: 10 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Pillar Data Systems

Storage Switzerland - The Case for Scale-out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: Senior Analyst, George Crump, reviews how Scale-out storage can resolve short and long term storage I/O performance bottlenecks and outpace the performance capabilities of traditional storage architectures.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Isilon Systems UK
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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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