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Network Attached Storage
Network-attached storage (NAS) is the name given to dedicated data storage technology that can be connected directly to a computer network to provide centralized data access and storage to heterogeneous network clients. NAS differs from traditional file serving and Direct Attached Storage in that the operating system and other software on the NAS unit provides only the functionality of data storage, data access and the management of these functionalities.
"Cloud computing, also known as 'IT as a Service', is predicated on delivering IT services on demand, an idea that has support from business leaders as a way to better align IT with business operations. Cloud computing has two key requirements: virtualized applications and seamless support and integration between the server, networking, storage and hypervisor components.
In this paper, we explore these concepts and highlight the critical features necessary to move beyond server virtualization by leveraging key integration capabilities between IT components-with a particular focus on the important role that storage plays in the evolution of the datacenter architecture."
As the amount of information we generate grows, and as our relationship with information grows more complex, the race to innovate new products and services to help us harness information, manage it, and tap into it more easily intensifies. This paper discusses the continuing development of HP’s strategy for delivering Converged Storage that improves the ability of your business to capitalize on information. Building on the foundation provided by fusing industry-standard technologies, federated scale-out software, and converged management, HP is now extending Converged Storage into new solutions and segments with a new initiative that introduces the next evolution of this HP Converged Storage strategy and vision.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Mar 22, 2013
Taking a more comprehensive, unified approach to managing data—recovering any data from a single console—can not only reduce your capital and operating costs, but can also provide enhanced application availability for improved IT service levels.
Free Offer Published By: Quest
Published Date: Jul 07, 2012
When disaster strikes, don't waste hours and dollars recovering critical data. vRanger delivers blazing-fast speed and granular recovery for your VMware applications and data. Get your free trial today.
White Paper Published By: Drobo
Published Date: Feb 23, 2012
Download this paper to discover a new and unique storage technology that delivers breakthrough ease-of-use, affordability, and value so that individual professionals and businesses can vastly improve their data storage experience.
To maintain its position at the forefront of international research, the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University wanted to develop a new high-performance computing cluster - find out how they did it.
White Paper Published By: Dell Storage
Published Date: Nov 08, 2011
The VMware® vCenter Plug-In for Dell PowerVault MD Series storage arrays enables VMware administrators to perform a wide range of storage provisioning and management tasks themselves - without having to rely on external IT resources.