Network-attached storage (NAS) is a dedicated stand-alone file storage that enables multiple clients to access and store data from a centralized storage location. Users on a local area network (LAN) access the shared storage via a standard Ethernet connection. With intuitive browser-based management, NAS storages are easy to manage and provision. Ease of access, high capacity, high availability, and fairly low cost, makes these devices more popular and first choice for most of the businesses.
A NAS storage can be configured with a variety of protocols such as Network File System (NFS) and Common Internet File System (CIFS) to access and store data. This makes a NAS device a versatile cross-platform solution that you can use with Windows PCs, Mac computers, Linux, or mobile devices.