I have always thought that NAS – Network Attached Storage – was a terrible name. It really explains what it is (storage attached to the network) but does it really help the users understand the benefits? Not really. I think that’s what the latest Webinar hosted by CRN‘s Senior editor Joe Kovar and Seagate’s Senior Marketing Manager Greg Falgiano tried to do.
Put emphasis on Simplicity.
SMBs are subject to the same requirements as large corporations when it comes to their most important asset: their data. The amount of information they have to store is growing constantly. Non compliance with new healthcare or financial regulations can result in severe implications for their business so they need to safeguard their data. And finally, they need to make it available at all times. The big difference with big businesses is that SMBs don’t have the resources to manage all this.
That’s where NAS products can play a significant role. If you listen to the Webinar you’ll learn that NAS is pretty simple.
Here is what it allows SMBs to do:
- Add capacity in an affordable way
- Share capacity with other parties (supliers, customers)
- Offers full proof (RAID) central back up, which can be automated
The great addition to Seagate’s latest BlackArmor NAS 400 offering is its scalability. You can add drives as your business and data grow, which is critical for today’s budget-constrained SMB owners.
I still don’t like the name, but at least I know why I would want one.