Auspex Systems Inc., a provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, this week released a 61-page report designed to help enterprises plan their data storage strategies.
Available for download at the companys website, the second edition of Storage Architecture Guide provides in-depth technical and business benefits discussions of the differences between Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Networks (SAN). The report also covers the latest issues in enterprise data storage.
The Guide also includes an informative glossary of terms, 24 color illustrations, several highly detailed comparison charts and technical appendices facilitating a quick understanding of key storage architecture issues affecting availability, performance, manageability and cost.
"The new edition of Auspex's Storage Architecture Guide provides a fresh look at NAS and SAN integration, and the emerging role of IP storage as a complement to Fibre Channel SAN," said Brad Nisbet, senior research analyst at IDC. "It also redefines scalability to include the need for large-scale multilingual Universal Data Sharing enabling user-controlled access to any file at any time from a single data image with full read/write privileges."