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Jul 19 2019   6:29PM GMT

network-attached storage (NAS)

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve data from centralized disk capacity. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“NAS is general-purpose storage: It’s a great choice for some cases, but it may not be the best option in other instances.” – Brien Posey

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Top 4 NAS backup strategies for your data protection
NAS backup strategies have evolved, and now the cloud is a prominent player in network-attached storage protection. Explore general methods, as well as specific products you can use for NAS backup.

Pure Storage buys Compuverde, expands file storage
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SAN vs. NAS architecture: How do the two storage systems compare?
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Trending Terms
storage area network
private cloud
NAS appliance
scale-out storage
direct-attached storage
object storage

Quiz Yourself
This isn’t a problem for most organizations today, but potential storage limits should ________ be considered when planning a new gateway deployment.
A. always
B. all ways

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