10 Must-Have Features of Network Attached Storage - Slide 8

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Once theexclusive domain of SANs, this feature is gradually filtering down in price to the NAS level. Ofcourse, you need to determine whether the premium -- and possibleslow-down -- of deduplication is worth any storage efficiency that can begleaned from anything other than a high-end NAS. Depending on thecompression ratio gained and preferred backup regime, this might be invaluableto some SMBs.

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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