10 Must-Have Features of Network Attached Storage - Slide 4

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Because your NAS is likely to be switched on practically all the time, energy consumption starts becoming more important in terms of environmental impact and the energy bill. Look out for NAS appliances that can power down their storage drives when not in use; more advanced models can often be configured to switch off during non-office hours, bringing about greater savings.

The threat of data loss is a key concern for IT managers. One simple and time-honed method of ensuring the integrity of business-critical data is to make sure it is regularly backed up. Companies not keen on a cloud-based replication service can employ a network attached storage (NAS) device, but how does one correctly identify the best features for their organization? In this slideshow, Paul Mah highlights the features he considers to be the most important.

Read more on this topic in Paul Mah’s posts “Adopting a NAS Strategy for Your SMB” and “Other Features to Watch For in a NAS.”

Related Topics : NAS, Switches

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