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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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Inside MapReduce and Hadoop Classroom
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

DCIG Buyers' Guide: Private Cloud Storage Arrays
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide represents months of rigorous research that your organization can leverage to kick start its evaluation process. Read on to learn which private cloud array will qualify as best-in-class for your company.
Posted: 19 Sep 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

NetApp

The Disturbing Truth About Terascale and Petascale Storage
sponsored by Scality Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource reveals an unsettling truth about today's terascale and petascale storage challenges. Discover why traditional storage architectures are falling short and explore the concept of object storage and how it can help you overcome these and other critical obstacles. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2013 | Published: 18 Nov 2013

Scality Inc.

Overcoming big data challenges associated with media-rich files
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Are you dealing with big data storage challenges associated with rich media files? Learn how to build, manage and support scale-out NAS projects to maximize your budget and staff.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 20 Nov 2013

SearchStorage.com

Coffee Break: Embracing Tiered Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, you will discover tiering strategies that have emerged as an indispensable tool to cost-effectively harness the massive data growth.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Cut Infrastructure Complexity with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to explore a converged infrastructure that offers flexible and highly integrated turnkey solutions to today's top IT challenges. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Accelerating network convergence in virtualized and cloud data centers
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an innovative unified storage switch that provides a comprehensive platform and modular design that supports leading edge networking protocols – enabling IT organizations to converge LAN and SAN throughput in high I/O, virtualized environments.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores one market-leading integrated compute platform that can help you minimize interaction in terms of testing and technology integration, reduce overall complexity, streamline IT operations and much more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Object Storage Vs. Traditional Storage: Expert Comparison
sponsored by SageCloud
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Director of Business Systems at Cavium Networks, Jacob N. Gsoedl provides an in-depth explanation of how object-based storage systems work and how they've become the fundamental building blocks of a cloud storage infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

SageCloud

VDI with Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays: A Comparative Study with the Industry-leading SAN solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover state-of-the-art hybrid arrays that combine SSDs and traditional HDDs in the same chassis to cost-effectively ensure maximum VDI performance. Find out how this innovative approach stacks up against other VDI deployments
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing VDI data management with unified virtualized storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores how optimizing VDI helps simplify user data management and enables device – and location – independent data access. Find out how a unified virtualized storage technology helps boost IT flexibility.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell, Inc.

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

Buyer's Guide for the Top 25 Storage Array Vendors
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

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

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

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

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

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 Load DynamiX
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

Load DynamiX

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
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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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