NAS came in hot again this year; there was a interest in NAS in the Ask the Expert section of the site, as well as among Storage
Decisions attendees. "The growth of file-based data has led to NAS implementation across all segments of the enterprise," said independent storage analyst Randy Kerns. "The simplicity and rapid deployment enabled by NAS meets the immediate needs with an economical solution," he said. Below are the top five NAS tips of 2006, based on our readers' interest, covering such topics as NAS consolidation, NAS for SMBs, top products and more. Check them out now.
1. NAS in the small to midsized business: Selecting a NAS system
The key factors an SMB should consider for making a NAS system selection and some of usage areas that may have an effect on the choice.
2. Taming NAS sprawl and file management
This tip looks at how NAS can be used to address file management woes as well as how to tame NAS and file server sprawl.
3. NAS: The top products on the market
This tip outlines the top NAS products according to a recent survey conducted by Diogenes Labs and Storage magazine.
4. Four ways to consolidate your NAS
The approach you take for NAS consolidation should depend on your storage environment, as well as your management and performance requirements.
5. Kerberos and its place in NAS authentication
NAS environments can benefit from the use of Kerberos.
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This was first published in December 2006
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