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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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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

Data Protection for Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines several challenges and recommends solutions for ensuring data availability in an Isilon scale-out NAS clustered storage environment. The best solutions typically involve the use of multiple technologies.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Isilon Systems

Presentation Transcript: Benefits of 10 Gigabit Ethernet – an emerging storage technology
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript outlines how to converge storage traffic onto a common, unified data center with 10 gigabit ethernet (10GbE). The benefits of this conversion include lower costs, easier deployment and greater flexibility and performance within the storage network. Download this transcript to learn more.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Dell, Inc.

Disaster Got You Down?
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The risks attached to not having a BC or DR plan are neither small nor cheap. Every good plan employs certain technologies and methodologies to limit the disruptiveness of an outage. CDW offers storage, power and networking specialists to assist with disaster recovery needs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2010 | Published: 27 Jan 2010

CDW Corporation

IDC White Paper: Key Criteria in Selecting an Enterprise Online PC Backup Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the top–level benefits of online PC backup. Read this paper to learn more about how to choose an online PC backup solution for your mid-sized organization or enterprise!
Posted: 11 Jan 2010 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

Iron Mountain

DXi 6500: Easy-to-deploy disk backup with deduplication and replication
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
DATA SHEET: The DXi6500 from Quantum solves complex backup problems simply and affordably by integrating the most advanced storage technology into a simple, pre-configured solution that includes all software licenses in the base price. For all the details, check out this specifications in this data sheet.
Posted: 15 Dec 2009 | Published: 15 Dec 2009

Quantum Corporation

Why EMC for IP Storage and Simple Unified Storage
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: There are many IP storage capabilities that are becoming increasingly critical requirements for all customers. And there are many vendors offering various IP-based storage solutions. This paper makes the case for choosing EMC for IP storage.
Posted: 04 Dec 2009 | Published: 03 Dec 2009

EMC Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Protecting Data on the Edge
sponsored by Zenith Infotech
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: According to industry statistics, the majority of a typical company's data doesn't reside on data center storage -- it lives on the "edge." The edge may be desktop PCs, laptops or even smart phones and PDAs. In this transcript, W. Curtis Preston describes the most effective techniques, tools and best practices for protecting edge or mobile data.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 | Published: 24 Nov 2009

Zenith Infotech

Presentation Transcript: High-performance NAS
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript reviews current NAS trends including high-availability clustered storage to address growing storage needs and today's media-rich file environments and more.
Posted: 23 Nov 2009 | Published: 23 Nov 2009

BlueArc Corp.

F5 Storage Cost Savings Calculator
sponsored by F5 Networks UK
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Use this calculator to determine the potential storage cost savings your company could realize by implementing the F5 ARX solution. Just answer a few simple questions about your environment to get a three-year savings analysis. Make sure you review the Case Studies to learn how other companies have reduced their storage costs by 50% or more.
Posted: 06 Nov 2009 | Published: 17 Sep 2009

F5 Networks UK

Presentation Transcript: File Virtualization Explained
sponsored by F5 Networks UK
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: At its most basic, file virtualization is about separating file data from restrictions in how it is accessed and manipulated. It can also ease things when it comes to migrating those storage systems. Read this presentation transcript to find out more about file virtualization.
Posted: 06 Nov 2009 | Published: 16 Oct 2009

F5 Networks UK

File Virtualization Explained
sponsored by F5 Networks
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: At its most basic, file virtualization is about separating file data from restrictions in how it is accessed and manipulated. It can also ease things when it comes to migrating those storage systems. Read this presentation transcript to find out more about file virtualization.
Posted: 16 Oct 2009 | Published: 16 Oct 2009

F5 Networks

Storage Magazine October 2009: Guide to Snapshot Technologies
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: The October 2009 edition of Storage Magazine Online focuses on snapshot technologies. Snapshots offer backup managers the ability to reduce RTOs and RPOs, but one size doesn’t fit all. Storage expert Marc Staimer explains how to evaluate and choose the best approach for your environment.
Posted: 16 Oct 2009 | Published: 13 Oct 2009

SearchStorage.com

Key Considerations For Online Backup
sponsored by 3X Systems
EGUIDE: This E-Guide will highlight the key considerations to be aware of when evaluating online backup solutions and will also highlight critical questions to ask vendors.
Posted: 30 Sep 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2009

3X Systems

Hitachi NAS Platform 3080 and 3090: Storage Consolidation and Intelligent Tiering for Microsoft® SharePoint® Server Environments
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint Server is a powerful platform for collaboration and content management built upon the firm foundation of Microsoft SQL Server® technology. It provides simplified storage provisioning and management for SharePoint with performance and scalability that supports enterprise-wide content consolidation.
Posted: 25 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Aug 2009

Hitachi Data Systems
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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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