Network Attached Storage

<networking, storage> (NAS) Fixed disks, RAID arrays, and magnetic tape drives connected directly to a Storage Area Network (SAN) or other direct network connection.

This is in contrast to a file server where the peripherals are connected to the network via a computer (the server).

< Previous Terms Terms Containing Network Attached Storage Next Terms >
Network Addressable Unit
Network Address Translation
Network Address Translator
Network Administrator
Network Application Support
network byte order
network card
network closet
Network Computing Devices
network database