A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a storage device connected to a network that allows storage and retrieval of data from a centralised location for authorised network users and heterogeneous clients. NAS devices are flexible and scale-out, meaning that as you need additional storage, you can add on to what you have.
A NAS is like having a private cloud in the office. It’s faster, less expensive and provides all the benefits of a public cloud onsite, giving you complete control.
NAS devices are perfect for small businesses because they are:
- Simple to operate, a dedicated IT professional is often not required
- Lower cost
- Easy to use for back up of data, so it’s always accessible when you need it
- Good at centralising data storage in a safe, reliable way