virtualization products have several key applications and benefits to file storage environments:
installation requires some knowledge of network topology and how IP addresses are provided for the target network.
The Hitachi Freedom NAS
may include multiple NAS
server engines, in a free-standing or clustered configuration for a High-Availability fail-over mode, depending on the customer's storage capacity requirements.
With the goal of creating an infrastructure-wide approach to NAS
management, one needs to realize that device-centric approaches manage files statically linked to a user, while a network-centric approach manages files as dynamically accessible information, regardless of physical location or business purpose.
Starting at under $29,300 for 180GB of storage, the VA Linux 9205 is the first in a family of NAS
solutions from VA Linux Systems.
Incorporating Wasabi's innovative Flashware(R) technology, Wasabi Storage Builder for NAS
delivers a robust file-based network storage capability that transforms commodity PC server components into cost-effective NAS
appliances and NAS
heads that scale from SMB market applications to enterprise environments at previously unattainable price-points.
However, when used as a NAS
server, this flexibility amounts to overhead unrelated to the core efficiencies of the server, alongside marginal performance.
cannot safely host all databases, and (as Handel said) "therein lies the rub.
The Cirrus Logic NAS
reference design also includes software which provides not only the standard NAS
feature set but also enhanced features such as:
devices do not usually provide business continuance features, except in the expensive high-end products.
Compellent's integration of ONStor's NAS
Gateway to its storage area network (SAN) delivers scalable storage with transparent, data migration across multiple tiers--allowing users to achieve maximum storage ROI by ensuring that data is stored on the most cost-effective storage tier based on customer usage patterns and policies.
The Storage Works NAS
1000s includes integrated software designed to support a multi-protocol environment, snapshot capability, replication and volume expansion.