Monday, April 5, 2010

NAS vs SAN: What's the Difference? (Video)

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SANS & NAS 101

This CyGem Video explains the difference between a SAN (Storage Area Networking) and NAS (Network Attached Storage). The differences between the two architectures are explained and when it is appropriate to use one technology versus the other.

The cost of storage has come down alot in the last few years. so both options are viable for various businesses.

NAS Network Attached Storage is a file level computer storage device. Software is designed specifically to serve files to users. Essentially a NAS is a File Server.

SAN Storage Area Network describes architecture to attach remote storage devices and make them appear as though they are locally attached.

Watch this short video for more specific information regarding SANs and NAS storage networks.

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