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Managing Data with a NAS Storage Server

Many IT teams today are turning to NAS network attached storage servers to accommodate the exponential growth in business data. Technologies like the Internet of things, social media, streaming video, and Big Data have contributed to an unprecedented rise in the amount data that IT teams must manage, and NAS storage server technology provides an easy-to-manage, scale-out solution. As data centers and server racks near the limit of their ability to add additional capacity, IT architects are searching for NAS storage server technology that can help to store data more efficiently while continuing to deliver the performance and reliability that the business relies on.

Aberdeen, a leading provider of server and storage technologies, offers NAS storage server solutions that let businesses of all sizes completely customize their scale-out storage technology while maximizing storage density and containing costs.

A NAS Storage Server Offers Scale-Out Capacity

As data volumes continue to expand at a rapid rate, IT departments everywhere are considering whether scaling up or scaling out their storage capacity is the best way to accommodate future data growth.

When deploying a scale-up solution, IT architects forecast the amount of capacity the business will need over a certain period and build a storage solution to accommodate it. With a scale-out solution, on the other hand, IT architects deploy the amount of storage needed today and then add additional capacity as needed.

In general, a scale-up solution offers a lower cost per TB, as the solution involves a single storage system that’s purchased and deployed once, requiring less IT involvement after the installation. A scale-out technology tends to cost more per TB as it requires more installations and more IT involvement over time. However, scale-out technology requires a lower upfront capital investment, while the upfront cost of a scale-up solution is fairly high. With scale-up, organizations have less flexibility to expand capacity, while a scale-out solution offers far greater flexibility for expansion.

A NAS storage server is an excellent option for a scale-out solution, as it allows IT teams to bring additional capacity online quickly and easily without needing to replace existing servers. Cost can be an issue, though, as can the additional physical space needed to continue to add new rackmount NAS servers. These challenges can be easily overcome with network storage servers from Aberdeen.

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NAS Storage Server Technology from Aberdeen

Aberdeen NAS storage server technology provides incredible flexibility and options for IT teams choosing a scale-out approach to managing data. The AberSAN series of NAS storage servers helps to solve the problem of limited data center space by maximizing storage density, significantly reducing the amount of space required to store data. An Aberdeen NAS storage system is less expensive as well, providing a lower cost per TB while still delivering a solution that is among the most power-efficient and most reliable storage devices on the market.

At Aberdeen, we have earned a reputation as a leading provider of customized solutions, and our NAS storage servers are no exception. With options for Windows and Linux operating systems, up to 78 hot-swappable drive bays and up to 1.2 PB of capacity, our network storage technology can be easily customized and configured to the exact specifications of any data center. This full customizability is not reserved for our largest customers or our biggest orders – the minimum order quantity (MOQ) for a customized NAS storage server is 1.

Features of Your Aberdeen NAS Storage Server

Key features of an Aberdeen NAS system include:

  • Uncompromising quality. An Aberdeen NAS storage server offers exceptional performance and unparalleled reliability.
  • Zero hidden fees. Unlike competitors, you’ll find no additional client access licensing fees and no hidden fees on hard drives with Aberdeen rackmount NAS products.
  • Recovery protection. For additional peace of mind, we embed a recovery feature into each NAS storage server to protect it from being lost, corrupted or repurposed
  • Outstanding value. We provide a completely configured NAS storage solution for a \ 30-day free trial for all qualified customers.
  • Transparent procurement process. With incredibly affordable prices, our NAS storage servers ensure you’re getting maximum value from your data storage budget.

Why Choose an Aberdeen NAS Storage Server?

At Aberdeen, we are proud to deliver the best NAS storage servers on the market. Our reputation for quality is hard-earned and well-deserved, and we are fortunate to count many of the world’s largest organizations among our customers. Along with custom-configured server and storage devices that are at the forefront of disk-to-disk storage technologies, we also offer:

  • An unrivaled 5-year warranty against defects in materials and a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship.
  • A free 30-day trial where you can test-drive a fully configured NAS storage server, purchasing it at the end of the trial or returning it to us at no charge.
  • External customer service from a high-level point of contact within our organization who is available to help you configure systems, answer questions and make sure you receive the exact product you need.

FAQs: What is a NAS Storage Server?

What is a NAS Storage Server?

A network-attached storage server, or NAS storage server, is a data storage device that uses a file-level architecture and provides a centralized data storage solution that can be accessed by multiple users and heterogeneous client devices. A NAS storage server is typically attached to a local area network via a standard Ethernet connection and can be managed with a browser-based utility.

What are the Advantages of a NAS Storage Server?

NAS storage servers provide a simple solution for scale-out capacity, enabling IT architects to easily add additional storage as data volumes continue to grow. NAS technology also helps improve system performance by taking the responsibility for serving files from other devices. NAS architecture is affordable to acquire, simple to deploy and easy to manage.

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