NAS (Network Attached Storage) Buying Guide 2018: Storage Features & Functionality and Several Performance Rankings - ResearchAndMarkets.com

May 15, 2018

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There are five types of NAS systems used for shared file data: NAS gateways, Integrated NAS solutions, Cluster-Parallel file systems, NAS accelerators and wide area file services (WAFS).

Some advanced file storage capabilities (see Features below) to look for in vendor NAS storage include: snapshot or point-in-time copies of file data; data reduction; and remote data mirroring/replication. Finally, as data centers consolidate more file data onto fewer NAS systems, high performance flash storage, high availability/fault tolerance, and non-disruptive upgrades should all be critical considerations.

A few new capabilities in the file storage space have recently emerged:

File analytics - this provides statistical and other information about file data; Cloud file services/tiering services - this supplies file or archive services for specific public cloud storage providers; and Object storage support - this supports native object storage interfaces and file access protocols to the same storage.

The remainder of this Buying Guide describes the various NAS products in detail, discusses NAS storage features and functionality as well as NAS system performance providing several performance rankings for NAS storage systems. For example, in the NAS System Features tables below we identify feature availability and comparisons for over 40 current NAS product offerings from major vendors and in the NAS performance section we analyze NAS benchmark results ranking top NAS system performance using our NFS and SMB ChampionsCharts as well as provide top 20 NAS system performance charts for other performance metrics.

Companies Mentioned

Dell Dell-EMC Fujitsu HP Hitachi Huawei IBM NetApp Oracle Primenergy SGI StorWize Xserve

Key Topics Covered

Executive Summary NAS Product Types NAS Gateways Integrated NAS Systems Cluster, Scale-Out or Parallel File Systems NAS Accelerators, Caching Appliances or Aggregators Wide Area File Services NAS System Features NFS and SMB Access Protocol Support Object Storage Protocol Support File Size and File System Size High Availability Storage Space Efficiency Point-In-Time (P-I-T) or Snapshot Copies File System/Volume Copy Volume or File System Clones File System or Volume Extension Quality Of Service (Qos) Quota Data Management/Controls Global Name Space Network Data Management Protocol (Ndmp) Support Remote Mirroring or Data Replication Data SECurity Compliance File Analytics Data Migration Cloud Storage Tiering Automated Storage Tiering Flash Cache All-Flash Array (AFA) Storage Direct IO Unified Storage or Block I/O Support Multi-Tenancy or Partitioning NAS Feature Tables NAS Performance NFS Performance SMB Performance NFS Vs. CIFS/SMB Performance Spec Sfs2014 Performance Results NAS Pricing

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