When to Use Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network Attached Storage (NAS)NAS Storage Device - ACNC is a file-level computer data storage system which connects  to a computer network and then provides data access. NAS can enable simpler and lower cost systems such as load-balancing and fault-tolerant email and web server systems by providing storage services.

NAS vs. Traditional File Servers

NAS offers a number of benefits over traditional file servers. Some of these benefits include lower cost, less downtime, and better security. NAS products are simpler than traditional file servers. They strip out all of the unnecessary capabilities of a traditional file server when makes NAS less prone to crashing and more secure.

NAS vs. SAN (Storage Area Network)

NAS is often contrasted with SAN, The biggest difference between a NAS and a SAN is that a NAS is one single storage device whereas a SAN is a network of multiple devices. NAS also tends to utilize TCP/IP and Ethernet connections, whereas  SAN protocols include Bere, iCSI, or SCSI.

NAS devices are better suited to individuals and small business users who do not need massive amounts of storage.

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