NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE (NAS)
What is NAS?
Network Attached Storage (NAS) drives have been around for decades, allowing homes and businesses to create their very own storage solution, without having to hook up hefty hard drives by cable to their laptops and desktops. They are commonly used for multiple people to access - whether that's an entire organisation or just a few people in a shared residence. Storing data this way offers many advantages when compared with decentralised approaches. Centralised databases enable employees to collectively work on documents or tables, without having to create multiple versions of the same document. What’s more, administering data backups within a shared storage platform proves to be less strenuous than when compared to a range of individual hard drives.
Benefits of NAS
NAS systems are essentially file servers that have been optimised for storing data on local networks. One of the central functions of network attached storage is the control it offers users when it comes to accessing saved data. This feature is particularly useful for professional applications; files from different users can be separated from one another while still being saved on the same storage platform. Working in groups is made possible with the support of the proper clearance.