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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 Guide: Select the Best Private Cloud Storage Array for Your Business
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: If you are considering an investment in a midrange unified storage array access this exclusive buyer's guide. Take a look now to gain deeper insight into the results, as well as get an introduction into key concepts that can accelerate your evaluation process and help you to develop a short list of models to investigate further.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

Storage Magazine: October
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the October 2013 issue of Storage magazine, our experts explore how to build a better backup with the help of new modern apps, highlight 10 storage tips for virtual desktops and much more!
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

SearchStorage.com

Storage Efficiency University: Inside MapReduce and Hadoop Classroom
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This classroom breaks down big data technology into understandable terms, focusing on what storage professionals need to know about Hadoop and its associated programming model MapReduce.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 02 Oct 2013

SearchStorage.com

Storage Optimization and Efficiency: Advanced Degree University
sponsored by IBM
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This interactive university discusses drills down into the tools and techniques that characterize four key areas of storage efficiency: systems optimization, storage virtualization, SSD, and tiered storage.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 18 Jul 2013

IBM

Unified Storage Market Comparison: Costs, Complexity, and Block-based Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details a combination of hands-on evaluation specifically on block-based storage features of two complete unified storage systems, reviewing relevant published documents on storage TCO. Find out which storage system delivers compelling cost savings through highly efficient management capabilities.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

IBM

Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides the results from the Enterprise Management Associates research and analyzes the pain points when it comes to implementing cloud and an innovative software that can enhance VMware environments for increased cloud ROI.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 02 Apr 2013

IBM

The Benefits of and Critical Buying Criteria for Clustered Storage Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at the adoption and benefits of clustered storage across a variety of enterprises. Discover what these storage users consider to be the most important attributes for a clustered storage system.
Posted: 18 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

NetApp

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 An Introduction
sponsored by NetApp
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This informative paper examines a unified, scale-out storage solution that provides clustering capabilities for nondisruptive operations over the lifetime of your system. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

NetApp

NetApp Unified Scale-Out/Clustered Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores a new version of one leading vendor's storage operating environment. Find out how this software update eliminates many of the problems associated with typical monolithic or legacy storage systems. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 15 Oct 2013

NetApp

NetApp FAS2240 - An Inside Look
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This article takes an inside look at the unique design features of the NetApp FAS2240, including: Integration of controllers within NetApp SAS disk shelves; I/O and performance enhancements; New resiliency and availability features.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

NetApp FAS2220 - Raising the Bar for the Entry Level
sponsored by NetApp
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This article takes an inside look at the unique design features of the NetApp FAS2240, including: Integration of controllers within NetApp SAS disk shelves; I/O and performance enhancements; New resiliency and availability features. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2013 | Published: 10 Oct 2013

NetApp

The Economics of File-based Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper focuses on enterprise data center NAS environments and examines three significant contributors to storage efficiency in more detail.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Ten Smart Things to Know about Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper outlines the top ten smart things to know about storage and how it could affect your business.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

NetApp

Hitachi Data Systems Optimized Workflow Solutions for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: This white paper showcases a solution that is architected to scale and handle diverse performance requirements and automate the implementation of data retention policies. Discover how this uniquely designed technology combines a data management framework with hardware help in the form of FPGAs that provide robust performance for I/O operations.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

High Performance Storage for the Evolving Computational Requirements of Energy Exploration
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore a NAS storage solution to conquer these today's challenges. Discover how this technology keeps pace with evolving requirements and find out the benefits it can provide. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

5 Key Phases of a Successful VDI Deployment
sponsored by LoadDynamix
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines five key objectives for a successful VDI deployment and offers expert recommendations to help you navigate each critical phase. Learn how to leverage benchmark performance insights and gain insight into third party tools that can simulate real-world end user activity, improve visibility, and more.
Posted: 18 Sep 2013 | Published: 18 Sep 2013

LoadDynamix

Object Storage: Raid Vs. Erasure Coding
sponsored by Cleversafe
EGUIDE: This e-guide follows the evolution of erasure coding and explains how it fits into conversations around object storage. Hear from your peers that have implemented this technology and access other key takeaways from the year's Storage Networking World.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 13 Sep 2013

Cleversafe

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This informative paper examines a unified, scale-out storage solution that provides clustering capabilities for nondisruptive operations over the lifetime of your system. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Sirius Computer Solutions

Big Data Storage Architecture: Categories, Strengths and Use Cases
sponsored by Cray
EGUIDE: Check out this expert e-guide to explore today's best storage architectures built for big data. Read on to learn more about how distributed nodes, scale-out NAS, SSD arrays and object-based storage can all help conquer the challenges of big data.
Posted: 12 Sep 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2013

Cray

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere Video
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore a complete solution for all the elements in your environment. This technology is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure solution with unified management to enable administrators to quickly provision their data center and manage all the components from a single user interface. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Premiered: 12 Oct 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

CNBC Interview: Maximizing Storage to Save Costs
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore one leading vendor's storage solution that can help you deal with today's deluge of data and save you money by doing more with less. Access this now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 09 Sep 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Maximize IT with an Integrated, Unified, Converged Solution Strategy
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative resource to explore three technology enhancements that enable the use of one platform for all of your data. Plus, find out how to simplify the tasks of implementing flash, unified storage with primary dedupe, and converged infrastructure. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: Check out this informative paper to explore a unified, all-flash storage solution built for virtual environments. Read on to discover the benefits the technology provides, including improved virtualization performance, a simplified storage environment, reduced operational costs and much more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Unified Storage Family
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore one leading vendor's unified storage solution that can infuse your overburdened data center with greater flexibility, investment protection and cost savings. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Maximize IT for Real Business Advantage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative paper to explore three key technologies that enable maximum IT efficiency including, all-flash storage solutions, unified storage and converged infrastructure. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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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