NAS systems have become the go-to data storage solution for organizations large and small. Compared to fragmented direct attached storage technologies, network attached storage (NAS) systems deliver improved resource utilization rates, higher availability, and simplified administration. Compared to dedicated storage area network (SAN) systems—the other leading network storage technology—NAS systems are easier to adopt and make better use of an organization’s existing network investments and expertise. NAS systems also support a wide variety of contemporary use cases including cloud storage and storage of unstructured data.
When choosing NAS systems for your organization, you have a number of decisions to make. Most fundamentally, you will need to choose among:
While there are some complex choices to be made about NAS systems for your organization, an easy decision is working with Thinkmate to clarify and fulfill your data storage technology needs. A leading customer systems builder for nearly three decades, Thinkmate configures and delivers compute and data storage solutions for corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and scientific enterprises. We offer a range of highly-configurable hardware storage platforms that are ideal for running NAS software. We also offer pre-installed unified NAS/SAN systems in a variety of configurations. For all of our products we provide expert consultation, exceptional customer service, and industry-best warranty terms.