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Taming Data Growth with Network Attached Storage

Digital content has become indispensable to business operations – unlocking its potential is critical to business competitiveness. But as data volumes double every two to three years worldwide, traditional network storage solutions no longer deliver the speed, flexibility, and ease-of-use that IT teams require. File-based data, including network file storage, tends to lead all types of information in terms of growth, and the majority of that data is stored in unstructured form. That’s why, to extract the most value from their data assets, companies today need faster, highly scalable, and secure network attached storage (NAS) solutions that can integrate easily with multicloud infrastructure to deliver cost-efficient file storage.



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Choosing the Right Network Attached Storage

To maximize the business value of “data capital,” organizations need a modern network attached storage infrastructure that is:

Understanding Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network attached storage (NAS) is more than just a storage solution; it's a dynamic system that offers a wide range of functionalities. Here's a broader look at NAS:
By understanding these aspects of network attached storage, organizations can make informed decisions that align with their unique needs and objectives.

Dell Delivers Scale-Out Network Attached Storage

Isilon is a powerful network attached storage solution based on the OneFS distributed file system that is highly efficient, simple to scale and easy to manage. As the industry’s #1 family of scale-out NAS systems, Isilon easily integrates with a choice of cloud services and, through built-in data analytics support, enables you to unlock data capital to accelerate digital transformation.

Dell offers NASscale-out storage solutions that are simple to manage, no matter how large your data becomes withautomated tiered storage, data reduction options and up to 80% storage utilization to help cut costs and consolidate file workloads. Our family of network storage products, all running on the OneFS distributed file system operating system include:

Future-Proofing your Network Attached Storage Solution

Dell’s Future-Proof Loyalty Program provides customers with investment protection that ensures storage products can provide value for the entire lifetime of their applications. Leveraging the strength of Dell Technologies, the Dell Future Proof offering is the industry’s strongest and most encompassing loyalty program.

The Future-Proof Loyalty Program delivers advantages that include:

  • A three-year guarantee that products will perform as stated in product specifications.
  • Investment protection that enables organizations to optimize financial resources and accurately predict future cost.
  • Hardware investment protection that offers the opportunity to trade in existing or competitive systems for credit toward next-generation Dell storage product offerings.

Network Attached Storage (NAS) FAQs

Network attached storage (NAS) is an IP-based file-sharing device that’s attached to a local area network. NAS, also known as network file storage, can serve a variety of clients and servers over an IP network. A NAS device uses its own operating system and integrated hardware and software to deliver a range of file service needs.

Network attached storage enables organizations to:

  • Simplify management of network data storage.
  • Enable comprehensive data access and file sharing.
  • Easily scale network storage capacity and performance.
  • Increase efficiency with centralized network storage solutions.
  • Increase availability with efficient data replication and recovery options.
  • Secure data with user authentication and file locking.

Unlike traditional storage methods, network attached storage provides a dedicated system for storing and retrieving data across a network. This allows for more efficient data management and accessibility, making NAS a preferred choice for businesses of all sizes.

Common use cases for network attached storage include file sharing, directories, file data consolidation, data backup, and disaster recovery. NAS systems are versatile and can be tailored to meet specific organizational needs. Our partner ecosystem of 250+ application integrations and in-house vertical expertise in industries such as Life Sciences, Healthcare, EDA, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and Media & Entertainment etc. ensures that you can power your workloads no matter which industry you are in.

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