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Dell Storage Products

Storage Area Network
Network Attached Storage
Disk Storage Arrays
Disk Backup
Tape Automation
Tape Drives and Rack Enclosures

Storage Technology Topics

Disk Storage
Enterprise Drives
Protection with RAID
Tape Storage
Why Tape Storage
Drive Interfaces
Technology Formats
Beyond Tape Storage for Enhanced Protection
Tape Backup tips

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NAS (Network Attached Storage)

NAS is a specialized storage server with its own IP address that is made available to multiple clients and servers on a local or wide area network. Pre-installed network communication protocols are enabled so that clients and servers in heterogeneous environments with different operating systems may read and write data on the NAS server. Organizations may add disk storage arrays, tape drives or tape automation to a file/print NAS server, helping to simplify management and backup operations, improve utilization of storage resources, and serve as a centralized platform for cost effective scaling. A NAS Gateway connects to Fibre Channel disk storage arrays or tape automation systems in a SAN.

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Dell offers following NAS servers:
  • Mixed protocol file storage: File storage for Windows, Unix and Linux file sharing
  • Windows Storage Servers: Self-contained file/print server optimized for Windows environments
    PowerVault NF600: Rackable tower server for advanced file and print applications
    PowerVault Nf100: Tower file/print solution for small office environments