What is network-attached storage?
Imagine a secure, easily accessible and easily expandable place where all the files you and your co-workers use every day can rest. Meet the NAS (Network-Attached Storage) device. A network-attached storage device acts like your own personal Cloud or external hard drive with data security, making it simple to save, share and back up files on your network from many devices simultaneously. If you're managing a busy office where multiple employees are working with the same files, NAS can help ensure everyone has access to the information they need.
What's the difference between NAS and the Cloud?
When it comes to your business's network, access is a must. Using NAS over the Cloud gives you complete control over your storage system and can help you save by eliminating the need to keep up a costly subscription, especially when it's time to expand your storage capacity. On the flip side, many network-attached storage devices also work with Cloud services, like Dropbox or Google drive, making data sharing from multiple sources simple.
What are the key features of a NAS device?
Give your business plenty of room to grow with an expansive NAS system. Completely scalable, network-attached storage is simple enough to operate, even if you don't have your own IT department, making it an ideal solution for small, growing businesses. Enjoy quick data transfers and smooth streaming with performance processors and Gigabit Ethernet connections, and grant users limited or full access to content with secure public and private links. With capacities upwards of 50TB, the need to expand can come much later after your initial setup.