What is Network Attached Storage?
Network Attached Storage is an external storage device connected to a computer network that allows storage and retrieval of data from a centralized location. Access is provided to authorized network users and heterogeneous users. NAS devices are flexible and allow users to add additional storage as and when required. A NAS functions like a private cloud. It’s faster, less expensive and provides all the benefits of a public cloud onsite.
NAS devices are ideal for small businesses because they are simple to operate, low in cost, and provide easier back-up of data. With Network Attached Storage, data is continually accessible, making it easy for employees to collaborate, respond to customers in a timely fashion, and promptly follow up on sales or other issues because information is in one place.