Monday, September 19, 2016

Network Attach Storage as File Server for Users in Netwrok

NAS - Network Attach Storage as File Server for Users in Network

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a type of dedicated file storage device that provides local area network (LAN) nodes with file-based shared storage through a standard Ethernet connection.

A NAS unit is a computer connected to a network that provides only file-based data storage services to other devices on the network. Although it may technically be possible to run other software on a NAS unit, it is usually not designed to be a general-purpose server. For example, NAS units usually do not have a keyboard or display, and are controlled and configured over the network, often using a browser.

Network-attached storage removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. They typically provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP. As of 2010, NAS devices began gaining popularity as a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers. Potential benefits of dedicated network-attached storage, compared to general-purpose servers also serving files, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.

How it helps.

1) Centralization of Resources - You can access your data from any medium whether it be Computer, Laptop, Mobile or Tablet.

2) Remote Access - Ur Data can be accessed Remotely on any platform.

3) User based Data Security - It can be defined that which user should have what access of Data.

4) FTP Server - If you need to upload large files from outer world than NAS can only be the solution for you.

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