10 Must-Have Features of Network Attached Storage - Slide 7

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While the key objective of getting a NAS is obviously about data storage and protection, some of the extra features built into them can be useful as well. For example, the availability of FTP services can be used for staging and transferring large files across the Internet - with the right firewall configuration. The ability to host Web files can be used to host internal websites or intranet portals.

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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