Network Attached Storage

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1. A Network Attached Storage or NAS device is a server that runs an operating system specifically designed for handling files (rather than block data).

Related Terms: Cluster, Resilient Storage Implementation, Data Protection/Recovery Strategy - Category, Storage Area Network.

Note (1): Network-attached storage is accessible directly on the local area network (LAN) through LAN protocols such as TCP/IP.

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 4: Business Continuity Strategy CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)