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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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TruthInIT.com Product Analysis Report - FalconStor SIR VTL
sponsored by FalconStor Software
ANALYST REPORT: This report is an independent analysis of the FalconStor product and was sponsored by TruthInIT.com. The analysis is based on interviews with FalconStor, their customers, and other industry experts. The conclusion of this analysis is that FalconStor appears to have successfully added global deduplication to the most deployed VTL in the industry.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

FalconStor Software

Dell NX4: Advanced File Sharing and Management
sponsored by Dell | EMC
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Dell NX4 offers a variety of advanced features that can help organizations achieve storage efficiency and lower TCO, including data deduplication that can reduce required storage capacity and an open API that works with third-party policy engines to enable tiered storage access.
Posted: 04 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell | EMC

HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform
sponsored by HP StorageWorks Division India
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a general overview of virtualization technology and explains in more detail the value of storage virtualization in modern IT infrastructures. It presents a number of common use cases and describes more specifically the benefits of the SVSP in those scenarios.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

HP StorageWorks Division India

Guide: Secure Copy
sponsored by ScriptLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Getting data moved over to a new server is more than merely copying the most recent files and folders to that machine. File security, permissions, shared folders and local groups facilitating access need to be maintained.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

ScriptLogic Corporation

Building High-performance, Highly Available IP Storage Networks with HP SAN/iQ Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: If you’re an administrator who’s planning to build a high performance, highly available IP network using HP SAN/iQ Software, you should read this document in its entirety. You’ll find important configuration guidelines, best practices, and frequently asked questions that will help you to accelerate a successful deployment.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 13 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Dell NX4: Achieving Storage Efficiency with Data Deduplication
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the concepts of Celerra Data Deduplication. It also shows how a user can use and manage deduplication on the Dell NX4 network-attached storage (NAS) system.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

HP StorageWorks MSA2000 Best Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the best practices for optimizing the HP Storage Works MSA2000 G1 and MSA2000 G2 pre-designed for use in conjunction with other HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array manuals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 12 Aug 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

Storage Systems & Storage Management Track: The Truth about Virtualizing Storage
sponsored by 3PAR
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Marc Staimer, Founder and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting, will explain the practical benefits of storage virtualization, including how to assess your environment to determine the cost-effectiveness of virtualization.
Posted: 18 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2009

3PAR

Reclaim Wasted Capacity
sponsored by Northern Parklife
VIDEO: This four-part webcast demonstrates the necessity for a proper storage management solution, such as Northern Storage Suite, in an organization's storage infrastructure. They'll review how NSS can reclaim wasted capacity, control user behavior, getting your end-users on-board with saving capacity and how to properly plan for future storage needs.
Posted: 03 Aug 2009 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2009

Northern Parklife

Presentation Transcript: Presentation Transcript: EMC Corporation and the Benefits of Network Attached Storage for Small Businesses
sponsored by EMC Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The presentation transcript from EMC Corporation features Ashish Nadkarni, Principal Consultant with GlassHouse Technologies, discussing the benefits of Network Attached Storage for Small Businesses.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

EMC Corporation

Optimizing Performance and Maximizing Investments in Tape Storage Systems
sponsored by Fujifilm USA
WHITE PAPER: Fujifilm Tape Environment Analysis is the first vendor-agnostic, platform-neutral, comprehensive assessment for tape storage systems. It provides an assessment of the backup environment culminating in a report that includes recommendations to maximize existing resources, avoid unnecessary expenditures and ensure compliance requirements are met.
Posted: 27 Jul 2009 | Published: 27 Jul 2009

Fujifilm USA

Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems: Architected for Open, Simple, and Scalable Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Traditional NAS appliances have fallen short due to the proprietary nature of their software and the special-purpose nature of underlying hardware. By using open technologies, Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems avoid the constraints, pitfalls, and costs of traditional storage appliances.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Dell NX4: Achieving Storage Efficiency with Data Deduplication
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper illustrates the concepts of Celerra Data Deduplication. It also shows how a user can use and manage deduplication on the Dell NX4 network-attached storage (NAS) system.
Posted: 22 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

Dell NX4: Advanced File Sharing and Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Dell NX4 offers a variety of advanced features that can help organizations achieve storage efficiency and lower TCO, including data deduplication that can reduce required storage capacity and an open API that works with third-party policy engines to enable tiered storage access.
Posted: 22 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

NFS Evolution Changes the Landscape of HPC Data Management
sponsored by BlueArc Corp.
WHITE PAPER: In HPC data management, traditional standards-based solutions have been limited in performance and scalability, but proprietary, high-performance solutions have required specific expertise to set up, manage, or scale. Read this Tabor Research White Paper to learn about file systems used in HPC environments as well as BlueArc storage solutions.
Posted: 02 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Jul 2009

BlueArc Corp.

Top Five Ways to Improve E-Discovery with Archiving
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
DATA SHEET: Organizations are increasingly being ordered to produce email messages and other files relevant to electronic discovery - and the penalties for noncompliance with a court's discovery order can be severe. Thus it is vital that every organization manage its electronic data for fast, easy, accurate retrieval when required.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 21 Jan 2008

Symantec Corporation

Network-Attached Storage FAQ
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Though network-attached storage (NAS) offers a number of benefits, it also presents some challenges. Ashish Nadkarni, Principal Consultant with GlassHouse Technologies Inc., discusses the pros and cons of using NAS in an SMB environment and offers some best practices.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

EMC Corporation

Data Deduplication Approaches: Solving Today's Most Common Backup Problems
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This Technology Brief discusses different approaches to data deduplication in the market today along with the pros and cons of each, and then matches some of the most common backup problems to a recommended deduplication approach. The brief close with a spotlight on Quantum's DXi7500 enterprise disk backup and replication system
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Quantum Corporation

Data Deduplication Background - A Technical White Paper
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of data deduplication is to increase the amount of information that can be stored on disk arrays and to increase the effective amount of data that can be transmitted over networks. Read this white paper to learn more about data deduplication as well as Quantum Dxi-Series disk-based backup solutions.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Quantum Corporation

SAN and Server Virtualization Podcast Transcript
sponsored by Nexsan
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This podcast transcript examines the pros and cons traditional Fibre Channel SAN and a slightly newer iSCSI SAN.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 13 Apr 2009

Nexsan

Accelerating Performance and Reducing Costs for Data-Intensive High Performance Computing (HPC) Workflows
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about how you can deliver the necessary I/O throughput for HPC applications. It will also cover Sun's offerings for addressing HPC challenges in the form of flash technology, network attached storage, parallel storage, and archive solutions.
Posted: 12 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Exchange Server - Data Domain Deduplication Storage Best Practices Guide
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In many companies, Microsoft Exchange is now commonly viewed as a mission-critical application. Protecting Exchange information is critical and backup is still the primary method used. This paper focuses on the traditional backup and recovery practices for Microsoft Exchange Server along with solutions from Data Domain.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 08 May 2009

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

iSCSI for TL-Series Tape Libraries
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To supplement the growth in iSCSI SANs, Dell has introduced an iSCSI-to-SAS bridge card for the TL-series of tape libraries. This allows a customer to directly attach a tape backup target to their iSCSI 1Gb Ethernet SAN with little to no degradation in transfer speed. This white paper explores this setup and configuration.
Posted: 06 May 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2008

Dell, Inc.

Integrating Blades Solutions with Dell EqualLogic SANs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: There are many ways that blade enclosures can be attached to a Dell EqualLogic SAN. This paper reviews three ways, but depending on the blade enclosure design features there may be other options. Each of the three architecture strategies presented here provides different trade-offs in cost, complexity and scalability.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 30 Dec 2008

Dell, Inc.

The CMT Storage Efficiency Calculator
sponsored by CMT
ASSESSMENT TOOL: CMT recognizes containing IT-related cost is paramount. They know your storage systems represent a significant expense and re-evaluating your needs and strategies to achieve better efficiency while reducing costs is a priority. How can you accomplish that? It all starts with this exclusive Storage Efficiency Calculator.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Published: 05 May 2009

CMT
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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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