What are the benefits of NAS for SMBs?

The key benefit is the ability to consolidate structured and unstructured data into a file-sharing environment that utilizes the existing IP infrastructure. Since NAS clients rarely require any additional hardware to access data, the initial investment is contained to the NAS array itself.

What you find is that most NAS environments are self contained and do not require any additional software for basic functionality.

Check out the entire NAS FAQ guide.

This was first published in July 2008

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