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What is NAS (Network Attached Storage)?

NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a category of dedicated file storage device. It provides local-area network nodes that have file-based shared storage through a standard Ethernet connection. NAS is similar to having a private cloud in your office. It provides the benefits of a public cloud onsite and other advantages are: It is easy to operate It is less expensive It is always accessible when you need it It centralizes your data storage in a reliable and secure way As your business grows, the data you accumulate also grows. Not all of it will fit nicely into a database and if…

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The Benefits of Network Attached Storage

Smooth and secure shared access to files is an important part of many businesses. Growing businesses often start sharing files without any plan; they just pass around USB sticks or email files. This gets inconvenient after a while, and it poses security risks. A better way is to have a shared storage device that serves everyone’s needs. This is called Network Attached Storage or NAS. A NAS volume on a network looks like just another drive. It can be available to everyone within the business, or an administrator can set up permissions so that only certain people have access to parts…

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Start Your Business Off Right with NAS (Network Attached Storage)

Although it may not be in demand right away, your need for storage as a business will grow. In the beginning, there is little data to work with and need stored, but it will change as weeks and months go by. Being ready for this new demand is essential, as opposed to handling it when the time comes. It is best to look into an affordable solution, especially when you are just starting your business as every bit of money you spend is money that you need to make back to begin succeeding and growing. Budget-friendly Storage It is hard…

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) Systems

NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems are data storage devices that provide local area network nodes that allow users in a network to share the use of the storage. Each NAS has its own IP address and is therefore fully addressable. As such, these systems form the core of in-house clouds. However, most users of NAS systems link to off-site cloud server systems. NAS systems are ideal for system backup, archiving and disaster recovery. Many of these NAS drives have large data storage capacity in themselves on-site. Many models use hot-swappable hard drives which can be added to the system indefinitely and are…

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NAS (Network Attached Storage) Enhances Data Storage Abilities

Today there are many companies that utilize the benefits of a NAS (Network Attached Storage).  The NAS unit is often attached to a network that only offers file-based data storage functions to other devices on a network.  They are storage systems designed to deliver the ability to have centralized and scalable process that will stream, store and securely back-up data. According to an article in PC Magazine, “NASes serve an important missing link in the spectrum of storage offerings. They can provide more features and capacity than DAS devices, and unlike most DAS devices, data stored on a NAS device is sharable on…

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