NAS Server For Business

Customizing a NAS server for business use

Network-attached storage (NAS) is a highly effective solution for the mountains of unstructured data that businesses everywhere are struggling to manage. With a NAS server for business data, organizations get a solution that provides a smaller footprint, better capacity utilization, and simpler management features than direct-attached storage or traditional file servers. With the right NAS server for business use, organizations can achieve exceptional cost-per-gigabyte stored to minimize the expense of managing rising volumes of data.

When considering a NAS server for business storage needs, Thinkmate provides a wide range of fully customizable solutions for everything from a small business NAS server to an enterprise-level solution. And with Thinkmate's world-class configurator, you can quickly and easily customize your own NAS server to your exact specifications.

Benefits of a NAS server for business

A NAS server for business data provides a simple and easy way for multiple users and devices to access a central location for storing and retrieving data. A NAS file server is comprised of a hardware device with hard drives, processors, and RAM along with a lightweight operating system responsible for managing data storage and file-sharing requests.

Benefits of a NAS server for business networks include:

  • Ease-of-use – NAS systems are easy to install and manage, minimizing the work required from IT personnel.
  • Low-cost solutions – NAS servers for business networks tend to be among the most affordable storage options.
  • Better system performance – A NAS server relieves other servers from the need to serve files, allowing them to focus on other workflows that can improve overall system performance.
  • Centralized data storage – a NAS server for business systems enables users to easily access and share files.

A NAS server from Thinkmate

At Thinkmate, our STX NS series of NAS servers for business storage provides affordable, high-capacity devices that deliver low-cost bulk storage for vast amounts of unstructured data. Striking a balance between high capacity and superior performance, a Thinkmate NAS server PC can be used as scale-out storage, file-sharing servers, email archiving storage, content delivery networks (CDNs) or as a NAS cloud server fir 24x7 cloud data centers.

Features of Thinkmate NAS servers include:

  • 1U to 4U form factors.
  • 12 – 72 hot-swappable SATA drive bays.
  • 1 – 2 processors.
  • Support for server and storage virtualization.
  • An enhanced feature set that helps to lower cost-per-gigabyte.
  • 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.
  • 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.

In addition to NAS servers, Thinkmate offers a wide range of GPU-accelerated servers, including NVIDIA Tesla and TITAN GPU products.

Configuring a NAS server for your business

With Thinkmate, you can easily build and price your NAS server for business use online with our industry-leading configurator, which offers more customizable options than any other system builder on the web. To configure a device and get an immediate price quote, simply select a base model with the form factor of your choice – from 1U to 4U – and choose from a wide selection of network cards, storage drives, memory, and processors as you configure your machine to your exact specifications. With each addition or subtraction, the price of the machine will be adjusted to show your new total, providing full transparency on pricing at each step of the way.

When you're satisfied with your configuration, you can click Add To Order to purchase your NAS server, or you may submit your configuration for review by our expert solution architects to make sure that everything is compatible. If you need help along the way, our knowledgeable technicians are available to answer questions and help you configure the exact NAS server for your business needs.

Why choose Thinkmate for your NAS server for business?

Thinkmate is a leading provider of custom computer and server equipment, offering machines with remarkable reliability, outstanding quality, and highly competitive prices to our customers in business, education, and government. Our customers trust us to be their partner throughout the lifecycle of their products, providing deep technical knowledge and expert advice on configuring the ideal machine, deploying equipment on site, and maintaining and supporting their custom-built products.

Every Thinkmate NAS server for business comes standard with a 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement, and you have the option of extending to a 5-warranty with advanced parts replacement and next business day onsite service.

FAQs: What is a NAS server for business?

What is a NAS server for business?

A network-attached storage server, or NAS server, is a storage device that allows multiple users and clients to save and retrieve files from a central storage location. A NAS server for business is a device that can handle the increased performance demands of a business setting.

What are the advantages of using a NAS server for business computing?

NAS servers are easy to use, minimizing the burden on IT teams for managing storage devices. NAS devices are also fairly cost-effective and provide scale-out options for quickly expanding storage capacity. And because they take responsibility for file-serving away from other devices, NAS servers help to increase the overall performance of computer systems.

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