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.
In this case, the cost, manageability, and storage sharing benefits of NAS
provide the incentive to invest in the new technology.
The JES-designed NAS
system is a non-proprietary configuration that contains a PCI-Express motherboard with dual Intel(R) Xeon(TM) 3.
Of the many solutions used to back up and restore data on NAS
filers, this article compares and contrasts five popular solutions.
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.
The IBM NAS
300G series was designed as an open system able to work with multiple storage systems.
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.
1 terabytes in an ultradense 8U form factor, the 9205 NAS
provides industry-leading storage density--over 10TB in a standard 42U rack--providing the ideal network file sharing solution for e-businesses in ISP data centers, where space is at a premium.
With NetApp(R) unified storage, customers can consolidate, standardize, and centrally manage both SAN and NAS
storage to simplify complex IT environments and dramatically reduce total cost of ownership," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Partners at Network Appliance.
Exchange can run successfully on a NAS
box if users meet stringent technical requirements and are willing to live without Microsoft support for their Exchange databases.