1 Ağustos 2007 Çarşamba
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous network clients.
NAS hardware is similar to the traditional file server equipped with direct attached storage, however it differs considerably on the software side. The operating system and other software on the NAS unit provides only the functionality of data storage, data access and the management of these functionalities.
NAS systems usually contain one or more hard disks, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAIDs (redundant arrays of independent disks), as do traditional file servers. NAS removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network.
NAS is useful for more than just general centralized storage provided to client computers in environments with large amounts of data. NAS can enable simpler and lower cost systems such as load-balancing and fault-tolerant email and web server systems by providing storage services. The potential emerging market for NAS is the consumer market where there is a large amount of multi-media data.
Posted by machinecity at 07:10