Network-Attached Storage Server

Manage growing data volumes with a network-attached storage server

A network-attached storage server, or NAS server, is a highly popular solution for managing the vast amounts of unstructured information that comprise much of the rapidly growing volumes of business data. The right NAS server not only offers high-availability, easy administration, and excellent resource utilization, but exceptional cost-per-gigabytes stored as well.

Thinkmate provides a wide variety of network-attached storage server solutions that can be easily customized to the exact specifications of your IT environment. From a small business NAS server PC to enterprise-level configurations to a unified NAS/SAN solution, you'll find Thinkmate delivers highly competitive pricing and full customizability for the network-attached storage server of your choice.

Benefits of a network-attached storage server

A network-attached storage server is a dedicated file storage solution that allows multiple users and client devices to store and retrieve files from a central pool of data. Network-attached devices usually do not have a keyboard or display but rather are managed by a browser-based utility. A NAS device appears on the LAN as an independent network node defined by a unique IP address.

A network-attached storage server is comprised of software for NAS and server hardware that is optimized for handling unstructured data such as documents, text files, websites, video and audio. Network-attached storage servers provide easy scale-out storage, allowing IT teams to simply add more servers as demand for capacity increases. Additionally, because a NAS server assumes the responsibility for serving files, other devices are free to prioritize and process other workloads, helping to enhance system performance.

A network-attached storage server from Thinkmate

As a leading custom systems builder, Thinkmate configures and delivers network-attached storage servers that are ideal for moderate workloads such as 24x7 cloud data centers, replicated data environments, content delivery networks, scale-out storage and more. Carefully balancing capacity and performance, Thinkmate network-attached storage servers are available in form factors from 1U to 4U with anywhere from 12 to 72 hot-swappable SATA drive bays.

As affordable, high-capacity and customizable storage solutions, Thinkmate network-attached storage servers include:

  • NAS's intuitive web GUI.
  • 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.
  • An enhanced feature set that helps to lower cost-per-gigabyte.
  • Multiple choices/implementations of high-availability options.
  • Support for all of Areca's PCI-based RAID adapters: 12xx, 1883, and 1884/12GB SAS3 series.

Thinkmate's network-attached storage servers can be configured as a NAS cloud server or storage for web content, as well as servers to support software-defined, virtualization and hyper-converged environments.

In addition to storage servers, Thinkmate offers a wide range of GPU-accelerated servers, including NVIDIA Tesla and NVlink server options.

Building your network-attached storage server

Configuring a network-attached server with Thinkmate couldn't be easier. Our world-class configurator, which offers more customizable options than any other system builder on the web, allows you to choose a base model with a form factor from 1U to 4U and to add your choice of processors, memory, network cards, drives and software to build a machine to meet your exact specifications. With each addition or subtraction, you'll see the change reflected in the price of the configured device at the top of the page, providing full transparency into the cost of your server. If you have questions or run into problems along the way, our expert solution architects can step in to answer questions, offer advice, and provide guidance on configuring the best machine for your needs.

Why choose Thinkmate for a network-attached storage server?

Thinkmate has been a world-class provider of custom server and storage solutions since 1986. Today, we offer custom configured network-attached storage servers for customers in a wide range of business, educational, and government settings. Customers count on the superior quality of our equipment as well as our highly competitive pricing and our hard-earned reputation for reliability. All Thinkmate network-attached storage servers are built in the USA in our facilities in Norwood, Massachusetts, and each machine comes with a 3-year warranty with advanced parts replacement, upgradable to a 5-year warranty with next business day on-site service.

FAQs: What is a network-attached storage server?

What is a network-attached storage server?

A network-attached storage server, or NAS server, is a storage device that is connected to a network and allows users and clients devices to store and retrieve data on a central storage location.

What are the advantages of a network-attached storage server?

With a network-attached storage server, organizations can easily increase storage capacity by simply adding additional NAS servers. A network-attached storage server may also help to improve system performance by taking the responsibility for serving files so other servers are free to manage other tasks. NAS servers are relatively inexpensive to purchase and easy to install and use, providing an easy-to-manage storage solution for IT teams.

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