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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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Efficiency Benefits of Unified Storage
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Discover how file-based growth has influenced the adoption of unified storage, and uncover the greatest benefits this technology has afforded IT shops.
Posted: 18 Jun 2013 | Published: 18 Jun 2013

IBM

Storage Resource Management and SAN Management Software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides you with a detailed analysis of SRM and SAN tools enabling ease-of-use to manage shared storage environments. These fully featured, integrated and user-friendly tools are offered as solutions ranging from the holistic to the specialist, delivering a broad range of maturity levels and requirements.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

IBM

Efficiency Benefits of Unified Storage
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide explains how file-based growth has largely influenced the adoption of unified storage and presents other key survey takeaways; including the top three reasons for installation and the greatest benefits this technology has afforded IT shops.
Posted: 21 May 2013 | Published: 21 May 2013

IBM

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

Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 Series
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
DATA SHEET: Check out this informative paper to explore a NAS storage solution that provides enterprise-level performance and scalability for file server consolidation, primary deduplication, remote replication and disaster recovery of commercial application data. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi High-Performance Storage Reins in File-Based Data and Application Growth
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Check out this informative resource to explore a NAS storage solution to handle the massive and growing amount of file-based data in today's environments. Read on to learn how this technology can help you improve storage efficiencies, optimize virtual server environments, provide high performance and scalability and much more.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Buyer's Checklist: Storage for Big Data Applications
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This buyer's checklist describes the key capabilities and features a storage system will need to handle big data analytics. The goal is, of course, for the four Vs to add up to a fifth: value.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 26 Aug 2013

SearchStorage.com

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance provides superior unified storage platform
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Looking for a storage platform that stands out amongst the most competitive approaches? Take a look at this short analyst report to learn about Oracle's ZFS unified storage platform. Check it out now to view the specs and key advantages.
Posted: 22 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

OBJECT STORAGE:ADOPTION CHALLENGES ANDADDITIONS TOTHE MARKET
sponsored by Exablox
EGUIDE: This e-guide reviews the concept behind object storage and points out the primary barriers to its widespread implementation. Learn how object storage differs from standard file systems and gain insight into the latest additions to this up and coming market.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 09 Aug 2013

Exablox

EXPERT INSIGHTAND FAQ: CURRENT STATEOF FILE-BASEDSTORAGE
sponsored by Exablox
EGUIDE: In this Chicago Storage Decisions TechTalk interview, Evaluator Group Inc. senior analyst Randy Kerns discusses the effect of machine-generated data and other emerging trends on various types of storage.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Exablox

Hitachi Dynamic Virtual Controller Technology: Optimize Dynamic Workloads
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the complexity and management challenges presented by the current storage landscape, the explosive growth of data storage requirements and what it all means to businesses.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Hitachi Data Systems

Re-enforcing a Reduced IT Infrastructure Model with High Availabilty
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Do you want an affordable, advanced storage clustering solution with high availability? Discover how you can use LSI Syncro CS solution at a low-cost that is even simpler-to-deploy.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Building an Affordable, Fully Redundant Storage Appliance
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: A shared storage solution is critical to achieving many of the benefits of server virtualization. Find out how LSI Syncro CS solutions can help you get reliable and high availability shared storage now.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Affordable High Availability (HA) Delivers Convenience, Value and Improved Response Time to Retail Branches
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Need to minimize the risk of server failures and optimize your inventory database? LSI shows why deploying HA servers at your retail branch locations is critical to adding value to your business.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

LSI Corporation.

Making Server Redundancy Affordable for Remote and Branch Offices
sponsored by LSI Corporation.
WHITE PAPER: Setting up redundant servers with full data protection can be too expensive, complex, and impractical for many organizations. Read how ROBO sites deploying Syncro solutions can cost effectively give you business continuity and robust data protection.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

LSI Corporation.

Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 Families
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to cost effectively scale your business and technology needs for optimal performance. Discover a family of NAS platform systems designed to deliver scale, performance, efficiencies and economics.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 01 Jul 2013

Hitachi Data Systems

Lab Report: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with Oracle Databases
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of NetApp clustered Data ONTAP in Oracle database environments, with a focus on ease of management, non-disruptive operations, and efficient scaling.
Posted: 01 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

NetApp

EMC Isilon Storage for KDB+: A use case for historical and near real-time storage for Kdb+/Kx/Q
sponsored by EMC Isilon
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this document is to present an overview on the kdb+ workflow and to understand the suitability of Isilon scale-out NAS platform as the storage platform of choice for these workflows.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

EMC Isilon

Evolving SRM to Meet Enterprise; IT's Long-term Challenges
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight on how storage resource management (SRM) application has been evolving over the years to address the challenges expressed by IBMs storage productivity center administrators who are tasked with managing growth, complexity, and storage environments in the most cost effective way possible.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

E-Guide: Expert Guide to Unified Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the forces driving the unified storage movement and elaborates on the key benefits these systems deliver. Learn about the key architectural characteristics of unified storage and how to differentiate between integrated and modular deployment methods.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 12 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc.

E-Guide: Unified Storage Approaches
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines why multiprotocol systems are seeing increased adoption and reports on the main reasons for and benefits of implementation. Learn about two methods for architecting unified storage and obtain expert perspectives on how it differs from converged and integrated systems.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Published: 10 Jun 2013

Dell, Inc.

High Availability & Data Protection with EMC Isilon Scale-out NAS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper give a detailed look at the challenges organisations face as they deal with the deluge of digital content and unstructured data and the growing importance of data protection. It details how the EMC Isilon OneFS architecture provides high availability and data protection needed to meet these challenges.
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC

Aberdeen: The Most Important Storage Tool for Managing Big Data
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Check out this resource to discover the most effective storage tool for managing big data and find out just how fast your peers' data is growing and how they're dealing with it.
Posted: 06 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

EMC

High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture - A Solution’s View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can increase the performance of iSCSI traffic over your converged data center network with the help of Extreme Networks' CLEAR-Flow technology.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Extreme Networks
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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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