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.
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.
devices do not usually provide business continuance features, except in the expensive high-end products.
The Storage Works NAS
1000s includes integrated software designed to support a multi-protocol environment, snapshot capability, replication and volume expansion.