1300 586 489    Get SUPPORT

Tech Term: What Does ‘NAS’ Mean?

Tech Term: What Does ‘NAS’ Mean?

There’s plenty of terminology and acronyms used in the information technology field that may be unfamiliar at first. Take, for example, NAS. For today, we’ll explore this tech term to gain a deeper understanding of it, and how it may influence your business.

What is NAS?
NAS (pronounced “nahs”) is shorthand for network attached storage. In essence, it's a computing device on the network with the express task of storing files and data, much like a server does. Also, like a server, this data can be accessed by anyone on the network.

Generally, NAS is better suited for personal use as a media storage solution. Utilizing one can allow a family to stockpile their entire media library in a central location, enabling anyone in the household to access the files. In this way, the NAS device acts for personal use very much like a server does for a business.

However, some businesses have found utility in implementing a NAS device as a supplement to their servers. While it can’t stand up to the power that a server provides, there are some cases where network attached storage may be handy for a business to have. Some will use it as a backup and disaster recovery solution, although this is inadvisable.

Why NAS Isn’t Great for Business Continuity
Admittedly, a backup and disaster recovery, or BDR device, is essentially a NAS device with a very specific purpose. However, this also means that the BDR device is configured in a specific way that the NAS device is not.

Therefore, it makes more sense to reach out to Lumity Technology Solutions to inquire about setting up a true BDR solution to enable business continuity. We can also advise you on how your business may benefit more from using NAS for other means, or if there’s another solution that fits your needs better.

Give us a call at 1300 586 489 for more information.

Password Security Needs to Be a Priority
Without Data Backup, You’re at the Mercy of Malwar...

Related Posts



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, 22 June 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Privacy Business Computing Cybersecurity Cloud Network Security Wi-Fi Microsoft Malware Backup Smartphones Technology Hardware Email Communications Internet Passwords Software Ransomware Tech Term Android Business Managed IT services VoIP IT Support Computer Business Management Router IT Services Cloud Computing Settings Applications Business Intelligence Patch Management Outsourced IT Data Data Management Innovation Smartphone Productivity Google Social Media Wireless VPN Phishing Windows 10 Virus Excel Word Communication Managed IT Services Cortana How To Data Backup Hackers Remote Computing Wireless Charging Physical Security Tech Terms Website Office Saving Money Law Enforcement Collaboration Data Breach Twitter Scam Efficiency Mobile Devices Save Money Government Hosted Solutions Vulnerability Small Business Data Protection Apps Artificial Intelligence Chrome Tip of the week Blockchain Employer-Employee Relationship Access Control Miscellaneous User Tips Gmail Computers Battery VoIP Multi-Factor Security Streaming Media Holiday WhatsApp Spyware Retail G Suite Backup and Disaster Recovery Maintenance IT budget Server Remote Control Data Recovery Downloads Telecommute User Tip eCommerce HP Bring Your Own Device SSD Internet Explorer Sales Spam Blocking Trends Data loss Online Shopping Document Management Apple Hybrid Cloud Facebook Email Management Threat IT Management Marketing Tablet Alert Hosted Solution News A.I. Microsoft Office Antivirus Paperless Office iPhone Inventory Printing Knowledge Copy Telephone System Movies Office 365 Staff Telecommuting Lead Generation Digital App Remote Monitoring Mobile Security Paper Network Attached Storage Licensing Paste Cleaning Websites Workers Virtual Assistant Edge Hard Drives Cost Management Spam Entertainment Ink Password Comparison Botnet Dark Web Unified Communications Networking Files Value Two-factor Authentication PowerPoint Server Management Specifications Millennials Travel RAM Dongle WannaCry Analytics Politics Tech Support Sports Safety Automation Conferencing Managed IT Service Education Remote Support Managed IT Microsoft Teams Bandwidth HIPAA Laptop Gadgets File Sharing Database Google Drive Internet of Things Browser Content Filtering Telephony Live Streaming BDR Big Data Hard Drive User Security Telephone Systems Cybercrime Connectivity Machine Learning Voice over IP Business Continuity Technology Tips Processors Business Technology Virtualization Tactics Search Windows 10 Presentation 5G Wireless Technology Managed Service Provider IBM Hacker Customer Relationship Management IP Address Emergency WiFi Customer Service Mobile Office Domains Mobile Device Management Public Speaking Lithium-ion battery Augmented Reality Cables Productivity The Internet of Things Hiring/Firing Budget Competition Voice over Internet Protocol Company Culture Fun Users Managing Stress Upgrade

Newsletter Sign Up