When selecting a network-attached storage (NAS) for a small to medium-sized business (SMB), what considerations must you take into account? The following decisions must be made:
Bringing a NAS into an SMB environment really may be as simple as setting the IP address. But, addressing the security needs to be considered as well. Additionally, an uninterruptible power system (UPS) is good idea for the NAS system.
Depending on the specific environment, an SMB may also want to look into other, more detailed functionalities and consider the following items:
Abou the author: Randy Kerns is an independent storage consultant. In the past, he served as vice president of strategy and planning for storage at Sun Microsystems Inc., and covers storage and storage management software including SAN and NAS analysis.
This tip originally appeared on SearchStorage.com.