These innovative devices virtualize file systems from heterogeneous file servers and NAS
devices, and introduce intelligent storage management policies to optimize resource utilization, performance and scalability.
Furthermore, Compaq has now linked NAS
and SAN to provide ubiquitous storage access.
Our value-driven, Windows-based NAS
solutions demonstrate that commitment, with market-leading features that combine to provide the ultimate answer to our customers' next-generation storage challenges.
box receives an NFS or CIFS request over a network and has an internal processor which translates that request to the proper storage command in ATA or SATA, to access the appropriate storage device.
In addition, customers can reconfigure earlier generation Hitachi Freedom storage systems as NAS
file servers, thus lengthening the useful life of these products and getting a higher return on investment.
Infrastructure-wide file views: As NAS
file serving complexity increases, users seek to have a centralized representation of their files and assets at the enterprise and departmental level.
VA Linux is bringing the power of Open Source software--reliability, innovation and reduced costs--to the NAS
market," said Ali Jenab, senior vice president and general manager of VA Linux's Systems Division.
The advanced functionality of Wasabi's latest offering makes it possible for a single company to supply both NAS
and IP-SAN storage building blocks.
BlueArc has recognized these scalability and performance limitations of traditional CPU-based NAS
offerings, and architected a solution that delivers the ease of management commonly associated with NAS
with unparalleled performance and scalability.
The most successful installations use fast networks and sophisticated NAS
clusters from vendors like EMC and NetApp (though unlike NetApp, EMC does not push NAS
for hosting Exchange databases).
As consumers accumulate digital multimedia content, the market for NAS
servers in the home is growing rapidly, according to research firm IDC.
vendors typically claim that their devices are optimized for file serving.
The Compellent/ONStor partnership unites the benefits of both block and file storage to deliver unlimited SAN capacity and NAS
performance via a highly scalable architecture that easily expands with the addition of storage controllers, disk enclosures and NAS
1000s is a turnkey, multi-protocol file-serving solution that enables departments, remote offices and SMBs to manage and grow their businesses without storage limitations.
The Actiontec NAS
products also extend network capacity and double as backup hard drives.