Network Attached Storage (NAS)
What is NAS?
A network-attached storage (NAS) device is an intelligent file-level computer data storage server connected directly to a computer network and is commonly used to share files amongst multiple computing devices attached to the same network. Network-attached storage devices are designed for file storage exclusively. As such, they’re typically controlled and configured over the network. NAS systems contain one or more hard disk drives, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID.
Leveraging Cloud NAS
A cloud NAS works similarly to any on-premises NAS found in an on-premises data center, only the data is stored in the cloud as opposed to a physical NAS infrastructure. Cloud-based NAS solutions have become increasingly popular because they allow businesses to use cloud storage for their applications, systems, and archival functions – and do all of this completely virtually.
Like traditional network-attached storage, cloud NAS systems are known for being more secure than other storage options, while maintaining the performance and access protocols of on-premises NAS. The Wasabi Cloud NAS product provides just that – the speed of local storage with the scalability of the bottomless cloud.