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Do NAS Systems Need More Than NFS & SMB?

Many years ago when the NAS market was born, it was very simple to distinguish between NAS systems and SAN systems. SAN systems ran on Fibre Channel and NAS systems ran on Ethernet. SAN systems used block protocols like SCSI

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NAS 2.0 Needs To Manage Capacity Differently

Being able to store terabytes or even petabytes of data is table stakes. It’s how data is managed that determines how effective a data driven organization will be in delivering value and controlling costs.The problem is most file systems and

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Scale out NAS Needs a New Kind of Performance

Scale out NAS has proven the old adage that in IT we never solve any problems; we just move them around. Scale out systems were built for a lot of reasons, and one of the chief reasons was performance; a

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What is Scale-Out NAS 2.0

Scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are designed to address the shortcomings of scale-up solutions. Namely scale-up solutions require IT professionals to accurately predict the performance and storage capacity needs for the life of the NAS. Scale-out solutions by comparison

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SlideShare: End NAS Sprawl – Gain Control Over Unstructured Data

The storing and managing of unstructured data is a problem facing traditional enterprises, high performance compute environments, and specific vertical industries like media and entertainment, artificial intelligence, medical research and energy. At the center of these efforts is some type

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StorageShort: The Impact of NAS Sprawl

Network Attached Storage (NAS) are ideal for storing unstructured data, especially user home directories. But these systems tend to fill up and organizations end up buying additional units, in some cases dozens, which leads to NAS Sprawl. The situation is

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Overcoming the Fear of Managing User Data

Despite all the attention big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives currently get, IT professionals still site users as one of the primary causes of unstructured data growth. Despite the fact machines and devices can create data non-stop, user

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Re-thinking NAS to Control Unstructured Data

Designing a storage architecture scalable enough to hold all of an organization’s data is a challenge in and of itself. But unstructured data is doing more thant just grow, it is also becoming more varied in type and it is

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Webinar: End NAS Sprawl – Gain Control Over Unstructured Data

The storing and managing of unstructured data is a problem facing traditional enterprises, high performance compute environments, and specific vertical industries like media and entertainment, artificial intelligence, medical research and energy. At the center of these efforts is some type

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