Open-E NAS & SAN for Data Storage Centralization

Keep your data centralized making it easy to store, search for and share with the entire organization through the massive storage capacity of NAS or SAN.

An Easy Way to Centralize Your Data

NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Network) are storage technologies that can simplify your work and improve the collaborative process in your company. NAS filers are dedicated to file sharing, while SAN provides access to consolidated, block-level data storage – both deliver the necessary capabilities for storing and sharing data.

Centralization reduces the costs of storing data in various locations, increases the efficiency of disk usage, and provides a central repository for all your documents. SAN and NAS servers are optimized to store and send even terabytes of data to multiple devices simultaneously. Your data can be accessed remotely as long as there’s a connection to the network.

Centralization of data also makes the backup process much easier. To ensure the security of your data, Open-E Data Storage software handles user access control and permission assignments so your employees only access the resources you want them to.

SAN vs NAS Usage Comparison


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Key Uses for NAS

NAS is simple to set up and easy to administer since it is created with the local area network (LAN) and uses the basic NFS protocol for communication. It’s a good choice for general-purpose applications, small or medium enterprises, and even home use for:

  • File system storage for a local area network
  • File sharing
  • Mass file storage
  • Home directories
  • File server consolidation and centralization
  • File-based databases, such as MySQL
  • Server virtualization environments (such as VMware or Hyper-V)
  • Data protection and backup

Key Uses for SAN

SAN is more challenging to set up and administer as it requires more advanced connection protocols like Fibre Channel or iSCSI. However, it’s more reliable and secure since it runs over an independent, specialized storage network. As such, it’s the one recommended for mission-critical and high-performance applications, as well as for big enterprises for:

  • Data centralization
  • Simplified data storage management
  • Reduced downtime and maintenance time
  • iSCSI NAS leverages existing network architecture since it uses the local area network (LAN)
  • Block-level database applications, such as Oracle database or Block-Level Backups of Exchange databases
  • Usage of iSCSI disk arrays and Ethernet (with iSCSI protocol)
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