Small Business NAS Server

Conquering data storage challenges with a small business NAS server

For small businesses seeking affordable solutions for data storage challenges, a network-attached storage server, or NAS server, offers significant benefits. Simple to manage and install, a small business NAS server enables multiple users and devices to easily access files in a central repository of data. NAS servers are among the most affordable storage options and provide excellent resource utilization capabilities, enabling small businesses to easily add capacity as their data storage needs grow.

Thinkmate provides multiple options for small NAS server devices that can easily serve the needs of any small business. With a small business NAS server from Thinkmate, you can count on exceptional quality and reliability as well as highly competitive pricing and an online configurator that lets you build your own NAS server in minutes.

Benefits of a small business NAS server

A network-attached storage server is an easy way for small businesses to quickly and cost-effectively increase data storage capacity. A NAS server for small businesses provides a centralized file storage location where any user or device on the network can easily store and access data. NAS devices are connected to the network via an ethernet connection and can be managed via a browser-based utility.

The advantages of a small business NAS server include:

  • Easily accessible storage for all users and devices.
  • Improved system performance, due to the fact that the NAS device handles file-serving responsibilities so other servers to focus on other workloads.
  • Lower costs – a small business NAS server is a fairly inexpensive storage device and does not require much in the way of IT resources to install and manage it.
  • Easy scalability, with the ability to bring additional storage devices online quickly and easily as data storage needs grow.

A small business NAS server from Thinkmate

Small business NAS servers from Thinkmate are affordable, high-capacity, energy-efficient machines that offer low-cost network storage built to exact specifications. Our low-cost, capacity-optimized small business NAS servers are designed for moderate workflows that include scale-out storage, replicated data environments, file sharing, web content storage, email archiving, and more.

A small business NAS server comes in form factors from 1U to 4U and features two processors and up to 72 hot-swappable SATA drive bays. Additional features include:

  • Exceptional file transfer rates for all types of protocols, including NFS, AFP, SMB/CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI/FC.
  • NAS's intuitive web GUI.
  • Support for server and storage virtualization.
  • 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.
  • File-sharing for clients across composite OS platforms.
  • Multiple choices/implementations of high-availability options.

Whether you prefer a turnkey package, a built-to-order system, or a home-built NAS server, Thinkmate can provide you with the equipment to satisfy your requirements.

Configuring a small business NAS server with Thinkmate

When you buy NAS server products for your small business with Thinkmate, our world-class online configurator lets you design a machine for your exact needs, with no additional whistles and bells and no unnecessary costs. Choose from several base models and form factors from 1U to 4U, and then add your choice of processors, memory, drives, network cards, and software to build your ideal machine. With each selection, the cost of your NAS server will be reflected at the of top of the page, providing you with an immediate price quote.

Once you've configured your ideal small business NAS server, you can click Add To Order to purchase the machine or Submit For Review to have our expert solution architects review the compatibility of your choices. And our knowledgeable computer technicians are always available by phone to answer your questions or walk you through your options for configuring the right product for your needs.

Why choose Thinkmate for your small business NAS server?

Thinkmate has been providing businesses large and small with custom servers, storage, and workstation for more than 25 years. Our highly competitive pricing – thanks to our direct relationship with direct suppliers – enables us to offer small business NAS servers with great ROI, and our commitment to providing exceptional customer service enables our customers to count on the reliability of our products throughout their entire lifecycle.

Every small business NAS server from Thinkmate comes with a standard 3-year warranty – it's the product of our unwavering focus on quality and reliability, and durability we ensure by testing every component in our state-of-the-art facilities in Norwood, Massachusetts.

FAQs: What is a small business NAS server?

What is a small business NAS server?

A small business NAS server is a storage device that can be easily purchased, deployed, and managed by the team or individual responsible for IT in a small business. A NAS server is a network-attached storage server that enables multiple users and heterogeneous clients to access and store files in a centralized location.

What are the benefits of a NAS server for small business?

NAS servers are fairly inexpensive as storage devices go, making them easily affordable for small businesses. They're also quite easy to deploy and manage, and they enable small businesses to easily increase storage capacity on an as-needed basis by simply adding more servers.

Speak with an Expert Configurator at 1-800-371-1212