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15 May 2015
Network Attached Storage - Advantages

NAS provides the following advantages in comparison to the File Server approach: faster data access; easy configuration; much easier administration; and lower cost. This makes NAS more attractive to smaller businesses. For larger organizations, a NAS system is often used to reduce the load on existing file servers by assuming all of the data access and redundancy responsibilities.

A NAS computer (more than one) is connected to the network and it is dedicated to provide only file-based data storage services to other attached client computers (or workstations) and servers. NAS computers are not designed to be servers; they don't have keyboards or monitors, but you are controlled or managed generally...