Network-attached storage (NAS) is an IP-based file-sharing device attached to a local area network. NAS serves a mix of clients and servers over and IP network. A NAS device uses its own operating system and integrated hardware and software components to meet a variety of file service needs.

Network-Attached Storage allows organizations to:

  • Provide comprehensive data access and file sharing
  • Increase efficiency with centralized storage
  • Gain flexibility to support UNIX and Windows clients
  • Simplify management
  • Scale storage capacity and performance
  • Increase availability with efficient data replication and recovery options
  • Secure data with user authentication and file locking