As the amount of NAS
storage under management has grown, enterprise IT groups have been continually challenged by the complexity of managing a large numbers of discrete file systems and by the on-going cycle of adds, moves and changes across these systems.
The key to DAS architecture is that all the storage is directly controlled by the PC or server, and not mounted remotely on a network node like NAS
We are excited that Hitachi Data Systems has selected NSS network attached servers to complete their NAS
With this broad selection, how does an IS manager make sense of SANs, NAS
, and other types of storage subsystems?
Also, some NAS
vendors have addressed this issue of preserving the meta-data working with backup software vendors to port agents to the NAS
Our work has shown that inserting an intelligent management appliance (in this case, a file director solution) directly into the network can deliver a transparent and highly effective solution to address the existing challenges of enterprise NAS
Wasabi Storage Builder for NAS
provides support for client workstations running all mainstream desktop and server operating systems including Microsoft(R) Windows(R), -Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Wasabi Certified(TM) BSD.
One new tactic being taken is to implement multiple servers (usually between 3 to 10) in order to improve performance and scalability, with the goal of introducing parallelism into the NAS
file-serving process by having lots of CPUs working together on the problem.
International Data Corporation (IDC) has projected that the NAS
market will grow from $850 million in 1999 to $6.
fliers are easier to set up, modify and change than direct-attached storage can be, and in spite of high price tags on upper-end fliers they can lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The CrosStor and Adaptec collaboration will result in external storage solutions that communicate at both the file level (NAS
) and block level (SAN) over standard Ethernet networks, thereby driving the convergence of NAS
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