Network Attached Storage


Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are rapidly gaining in popularity in many industries as an effective, scalable, low-cost solution for data storage. Simple Ethernet connection to a Wi-Fi router or larger networking device moves these systems beyond centralized backup to allow continuous data retrieval, updates, and even streaming from many endpoints back to a single source – advantages that many translate into more effective communication and collaboration.

In contrast to traditional storage arrangements that rely on regularly scheduled updates, NAS solutions offer consistently up-to-date data thanks to file sharing and accessibility features, similar to a private cloud but usually at a lower price than cloud subscription services.

One example from WD is their My Cloud Personal Cloud NAS Storage series, capable of handling a variety of file types while ensuring their accessibility from any computer or mobile device. For individual media-heavy sharing and streaming, 4TB storage capacity is a good place to start. Synology, another leader in NAS, has a tool to help make the selection process as smooth as possible by entering in your exact requirements.

For small offices, the QNAP TS-451’s high-performance 20TB capacity supports multiple OS platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux. This model offers integrated virtualization technology for specific project needs, and its intelligent interface self-monitors without the need for time-consuming file conversion.

Capacity, security, real-time data access, no monthly fees: NAS devices are keeping up with the demands of a modern workspace. When zero-downtime is the goal, this might be the next option to explore. Contact your dedicated Planson sales team for more information.