|Network Attached Storage|
Compucon NAS Storage Servers are complete stand-alone units for adding additional "shared folder" storage to your network. Designed to be cost-effective, the solution is customised to suit your requirements depending on the storage capacity required and budget allowed.
Options include various rackmount options, redundant power supply units, IPMI remote hardware management and operating system choices. Partnered with Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2008 (built upon an optimized release of Server 2008 for better file serving performance) it is a solid set and forget appliance for your network, with easy maintenance via a familiar interface for Windows Administrators. Alternatives such as FreeNAS, OpenFiler and Open-E DSS are also available.
What is a NAS?
Network Attached Storage (NAS) is file-level storage that can be added to an existing network for multiple network clients. The shared storage from a NAS device is commonly referred to as "shared folders" as the file-based storage service is provided through protocols supported by the Operating System - these protocols are Network File System (NFS), Server Message Block or Common Infernet File System (SMB/CIFS), or Apple Filing Protocol (AFP). The Compucon NAS Storage Server supports all of these protocols to ensure your network devices are compatible and not limited to a particular protocol.