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  • NAS product specifications

    NAS is so easy to install and manage that NAS sprawl is a common problem. This is why NAS is often a prime candidate for consolidation initiatives. Learn how to purchase NAS appliances with an eye toward NAS storage consolidation. 

  • Download NAS Upgrades Buying Guide: Chapter 2 -- NAS management software

    You asked for it, so here it is -- a printable version of our NAS Buying Guide. 

  • NAS appliance purchase considerations

    NAS appliances are frequently touted for bringing convenience and simplicity to network storage. Appliances include their own dedicated disks for storage and RAID, and most NAS appliances can be upgraded with more or larger disks for additional stora... 

  • NAS gateway purchase considerations

    NAS gateways overcome the inherent limitations of scale and flexibility by utilizing externally connected storage as external standalone disk arrays. NAS storage capacity is typically expanded by simply adding more disks to the appliance, but this on... 

  • NAS gateway specifications

    A NAS gateway offers file-based accesses to external storage on a disk array -- or a SAN, where users can take advantage of superior performance and reliability while maintaining a level of simplicity. Since storage is moved off of the NAS device, in... 

  • NAS management software specifications

    Network attached storage (NAS) appliances and gateways must be configured and managed using NAS management software that allows administrators to allocate space, manage RAID and storage behaviors, perform routine maintenance, and other tasks. Managem... 

  • NAS management software purchase considerations

    Typical NAS management software might automatically discover a vendor's storage resources in a network, manage and adjust RAID configurations, back up NAS contents to standard backup software, track storage utilization and offer capacity growth predi... 

  • 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 are outlined in this tip. 

  • NAS: How does a client access files?

    NAS expert Randy Kerns offers advice to a reader who asked: "How does NAS appear to machines accessing files from it?" 

  • NAS: Can you add capacity non-disruptively?

    Storage expert Randy Kerns offers advice about adding capacity to a NAS system non-disruptively in this Q&A.