Network Attached Storage (NAS)

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a storage device connected to a network that allows storage and retrieval of data from a centralized location for authorized network users and heterogeneous clients. NAS devices are flexible and scale-out, meaning that as you need additional storage, you can add on to what you have. NAS devices, which typically do not have a keyboard or display, are configured and managed with a browser-based utility program. Each NAS resides on the LAN as an independent network node and has its own IP address. A NAS is like having a private cloud in the office. It’s faster, less expensive and provides all the benefits of a public cloud on site , giving you complete control and data may be accessed remotely using a network connection, meaning employees can work anywhere and anytime. Advantages of NAS devices • Simple to operate, a dedicated IT professional is often not required • Lower cost • Easy to use for backup of data, so it’s always accessible when you need it • Good at centralizing data storage in a safe, reliable way • Access from anywhere