NAS Cloud Server

Achieve flexible storage with a NAS cloud server

As you look for affordable solutions to manage your ever-expanding volume of business data, a NAS cloud server may be the answer. Providing users with access via Internet connection to a NAS server for business data, a NAS cloud server offers a simple and affordable way to scale-out capacity as data storage needs continue to evolve.

As a leading provider of custom servers, storage and workstations for more than 25 years, Thinkmate provides a range of highly customizable NAS cloud servers that combine exceptional quality, outstanding reliability, and highly competitive pricing.

How a NAS cloud server works

A NAS cloud server is a remote storage solution that can be accessed over the Internet as if it were local. Essentially serving as a private cloud, NAS cloud servers provide greater storage flexibility for businesses while retaining complete control over the storage environment.

A NAS cloud server consists of a storage device with hard drives, processors and RAM, along with a lightweight operating system responsible for managing data storage and filesharing requests.

A NAS server uses a file-level storage architecture, providing straightforward read/write capabilities on a centralized storage location for multiple users and client devices. NAS cloud servers can be used for a wide range of workloads and are often employed as solutions for backup and storage.

A NAS cloud server from Thinkmate

The Thinkmate STX NS series of NAS storage devices provide a balance between high-capacity storage and superior performance, making them ideal solutions for a NAS server for 24x7 cloud data centers. Thinkmate devices can function as a NAS web server for web content storage, as a server for scale-out storage and content delivery networks (CDN), or as storage for file sharing, email archiving and replicated data environments.

To support cloud storage of unstructured data, Thinkmate NAS cloud servers are optimized for bulk unstructured data and deliver exceptional dependability, scalability, and lower cost-per-gigabyte stored. These configurable storage servers offer an ideal platform for common cloud storage topologies including clustered NAS storage and replicated object storage.

Each NAS cloud server features up to 72 hot-swappable SATA drive bays and comes in form factors from 1U to 4U. Thinkmate NAS servers also provide:

  • Exceptional file transfer rates for all types of protocols, including NFS, AFP, SMB/CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI/FC.
  • File-sharing for clients across composite OS platforms.
  • Support for server and storage virtualization.
  • Multiple choices/implementations of high-availability options.
  • NAS's intuitive web GUI.
  • Support for all of Areca's PCI-based RAID adapters: 12xx, 1883, and 1884/12GB SAS3 series.
  • An enhanced feature set that helps to lower cost-per-gigabyte.

Thinkmate NAS servers can also be configured as a Linux NAS server or as a NAS web server to provide storage for a web server. Whether you want a home built NAS server, a built-to-order cloud server, or a pre-configured NAS system, Thinkmate has you covered.

Benefits of a Thinkmate NAS cloud server

With a NAS cloud server from Thinkmate, organizations can count on:

  • Improved performance – because a NAS cloud server is dedicated to serving files, it enables other networked devices to focus on other processing needs, enhancing system performance.
  • Higher reliability – a NAS cloud server delivers greater reliability than direct-attached storage options because the storage is separated from the server, reducing the likelihood of file system corruption when a server fails.
  • Easy scale out – adding capacity to a NAS cloud server is as simple as connecting a new NAS network server to any available network jack.
  • Reduced administrative burden – a server for NAS is simple to configure and operate, significantly reducing the time required to manage the storage system.
  • Lower costs – a NAS cloud server is a less expensive option than other storage solutions.

Why Thinkmate should be your source for NAS cloud servers

With a wide selection of custom storage and server solutions, Thinkmate is the premier source for NAS cloud servers for customers in a broad range of industries. For more than 25 years, we've been focused on building quality, reliable systems and strong relationships with our customers, providing deep technical knowledge and expert consultation from the initial product configuration through deployment and ongoing maintenance.

Each NAS cloud server can be custom configured online with our world-class configurator, which offers more customizable options than any other system builder on the web. Choose from a selection of base models in form factors from 1U to 4U, adding your selection of processors, memory, storage drives, network cards and other components. With each choice, the total price will be clearly displayed at the top of the page so you know exactly what your machine will cost.

Every NAS cloud server from Thinkmate comes with a standard 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement, with options to upgrade to a 5-year warranty and next business day on-site service.

FAQs: What is a NAS cloud server?

What is a NAS cloud server?

A NAS cloud server is a network-attached storage (NAS) device that functions as a cloud storage server. With a NAS cloud server, access to NAS storage is provided through an Internet connection rather than an ethernet or local connection.

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