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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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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

Six Reasons to Get Smarter About Storage
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A growing trend in small businesses is to solve storage problems with a simpler, more elegant technology: network-attached storage (NAS). Continue reading to learn about NAS appliances such as Cisco® Small Business NSS 300 Series Smart Storage solution, as well as learn the reasons why it differs from other NAS storage method.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Get More for Your Storage Dollar: Cool Applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you've heard of network-attached storage (NAS), you know that this technology can centralize data storage for high availability and security. But now NAS does much more, for about the same price. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Next Generation Backup And Recovery For Oracle
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this transcript to learn how EMC Data Domain next-generation backup technology provides a scalable deduplication storage system with inline dedupe throughput and exceptional data availability for Oracle databases.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Maximizing Your NAS Storage Investment with Real-Time Compression
sponsored by IBM Real-time Compression
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Steve Kenniston and Daniel Gill are going to talk about extraordinary storage efficiency with IBM Real-Time Compression.
Posted: 17 Dec 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2010

IBM Real-time Compression

IBM Delivers Extraordinary Efficiencies via Primary Storage Compression
sponsored by Storwize
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses IBM's Real-time Compression—which enables organizations to optimize primary data stores so they can save new information, retain existing data for longer periods of time, consolidate existing systems, or benefit from some combination of the preceding.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Storwize

Driving Storage Efficiency with Real-time Compression
sponsored by IBM Real-time Compression
PODCAST: This podcast outlines the steps that the Insurance company took to achieve their IT spend objective and also their long term storage efficiency goals.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Premiered: Dec 2, 2010

IBM Real-time Compression

Maximize the Performance of your Windows SAN Infrastructure
sponsored by Diskeeper Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how to maximize the performance of your Windows SAN infrastructure. The SAN’s role is to provide the storage; the operating system’s job is to deliver that data in a manner that works best. It also examines the benefits of defragmentation.
Posted: 16 Nov 2010 | Published: 16 Nov 2010

Diskeeper Corporation

Building a Highly Reliable SAN
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: System reliability is a vital component in Storage Area Network (SAN) design. But since SANs are built using both mechanical and electronic parts, component failures due to usage, environmental factors, or manufacturing defects are not uncommon. This paper covers how to reduce and eliminate downtime.
Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Storage Magazine: September 2010
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EDITORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE: In this month's cover story, Jacob Gsoedl explores how unstructured data became one of the top challenges in today’s organizations and highlights how file/NAS virtualization allows for future growth.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

SearchStorage.com

File Security: Audit and Protect Critical Files
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how Imperva SecureSphere File Security products deliver real-time file monitoring, auditing, security, and user rights management for files stored on file servers and network attached storage (NAS) devices.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010

Imperva

Backup
sponsored by Panasas, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The explosion of unstructured data and the advent of scale out NAS systems has caused backup of these systems to be an ever growing concern. This white paper describes the overall strategy for backup and restore taking into account the tape subsystem, networking, file system workload and administrative policy.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

Panasas, Inc.

Revolutionizing Application Performance Through Optimized Disk I/O
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines a new approach to improving application performance, which is capable of delivering millions of IOPS and tens of GB/s throughput and allows capacity and performance to scale independently. Read on to learn about this cost effective, easy to use approach to dramatically improving application performance.
Posted: 10 Aug 2010 | Published: 10 Aug 2010

Kaminario

Introduction to using VMware vSphere with Dell/EMC Unified Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document provides a detailed overview of using EMC Celerra with VMware vSphere 4. VMware vSphere is an infrastructure virtualization suite that provides virtualization, management, resource optimization, application availability, and operational automation capabilities in an integrated package.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing Management efficiency for Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The Dell/EMC NS family of unified storage enables organizations to easily and cost-effectively consolidate both unstructured file-system data and structured application data into a single shared storage system - helping organizations control costs, streamline management, and enhance storage availability and performance.
Posted: 13 Jul 2010 | Published: 13 Jul 2010

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: Evolving and implementing new storage strategies that support virtualization
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Company and Intel
EGUIDE: Storage managers need to balance the benefits of virtualization against the complexity it brings. Let's take a look at some guidelines for implementing virtualization in your storage infrastructure. Download this guide to learn 4 tips on how to better serve your storage needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2010 | Published: 17 Jun 2010

Hewlett Packard Company and Intel

Presentation transcript: Clustered NAS
sponsored by Scale Computing
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript to find out what clustered NAS is and how it is different from traditional NAS. This interview will also outline some of the benefits and drawbacks of clustering NAS and identify typical use cases for the clustered NAS approach.
Posted: 09 Jun 2010 | Published: 09 Jun 2010

Scale Computing

Presentation Transcript: Best Practices for Leveraging Existing Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Improving your storage management and better leveraging your network-attached storage (NAS) data or block storage data is a challenge for many IT organizations. Read this transcript to learn best practices for improving storage management and how to better control NAS data storage systems via data classification, tiering techniques and more.
Posted: 19 May 2010 | Published: 10 May 2010

Dell, Inc.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: The market for midrange and high-end network-attached storage has become increasingly consolidated, yet still competitive, over the past year. This document offers a point-in-time snapshot of vendors' positions in the market at the time of the evaluation and evaluates each vendors' strengths and cautions.
Posted: 04 May 2010 | Published: 15 Mar 2010

Dell, Inc.

Isilon Scale-out NAS for Virtualisation
sponsored by Isilon Systems UK
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Simplicity at Scale: In the same way that virtualisation has eliminated server sprawl, Isilon Scale-out NAS eliminates storage sprawl and provides a superior solution for virtualised environments. Read this solution brief to learn more.
Posted: 22 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

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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