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NASNetwork Attached Storage
NASNational Academy of Sciences
NASNaval Air Station
NASNew American Standard (bible version)
NASNetwork Access Server
NASNetworked Attached Storage
NASNational Airspace System
NASNational Autistic Society (UK)
NASNorwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian commercial air carrier)
NASNational Association of Scholars
NASNaval Air Squadron (UK)
NASNatural and Applied Sciences (various universities)
NASNuméro d'Assurance Sociale
NASNorth American Stainless (various locations)
NASNational Account Services (various companies)
NASNagly Atak Spawacza (Polish: Suden Attack)
NASNeonatal Abstinence Syndrome (narcotics withdrawal problems)
NASNational Archives of Scotland
NASNetwork Area Storage
NASNbma Arp Server
NASNetwork Audio System
NASNon Ansi Standard
NASNeeds Assessment Survey (various organizations)
NASNASA Advanced Supercomputing
NASNon-Access Stratum (3GPP)
NASNational Accreditation Standards (Australia)
NASNumerical Aerodynamic Simulation
NASNational Aerospace Standard (Department of Defense)
NASNarcotics Affairs Section (US Embassy)
NASNetwork Accessible Storage
NASNew American Schools
NASNetwork Application Support
NASNorth American Specification (cars manufactured for North American market)
NASNational American School
NASNetscape Application Server
NASNumerical Aerospace Simulation
NASNo Added Salt (dietary)
NASNaval Audit Service (US Navy)
NASNational Advanced Systems
NASNetwork Automation System (software)
NASNon-Caloric Artificial Sweetener
NASNetwork Attached Servers
NASNatural American Spirit (tobacco brand)
NASNetwork Access System (Sprint)
NASNorthern Aral Sea (project)
NASNetwork Analysis System (Alcatel)
NASNational Automation Services (Nevada)
NASNot a Sentence (editing)
NASNetworking Architecture and Storage (IEEE International Conference)
NASNon-Availability Statement
NASNational Airports System (Canada)
NASNerve Attenuation Syndrome (fictional disease)
NASNative American Spirit
NASNew Attack Submarine
NASNetwork Administration System
NASNational Aircraft Standard
NASNikon Acquisition Syndrome (slang; urge to buy Nikon equipment or accessories)
NASNetwork Access Switch
NASNational Audubon Society, Inc.
NASNassau, Bahamas - Nassau International Airport (Airport Code)
NASNational Accessibility Scheme
NASNational Association of Seadogs
NASNetWare Access Services (Novell)
NASNational Asthma Survey
NASNational Arts Strategy (various organizations)
NASNational Achievement Scholars
NASNigerian Academy of Sciences
NASNaval Amphibious School
NASNorth Aegean Sea
NASNumerical and Atmospheric Sciences Network
NASNext Action Star (TV Show)
NASNew Accession States
NASNeuroanaesthesia Society (Birmingham, UK)
NASNarcotics Assistance Section
NASNew Associated States
NASNAS Area Supervisor (FAA)
NASNon Aliter Specificatus (Latin: Not Further Specified)
NASNuclear Assembly System
NASNeed Analysis Servicer (US Department of Education)
NASNational Aerodynamic Simulator
NASNational Acceptance Scheme for CPDW (EU)
NASNaval Auxiliary Ship
NASNarrow Band Acquisition Qualifier Subsystem
NASNode Avionics Simulator
NASNORAD Alerting System
NASNational Airspace Study
NASNonaccelerating Securities
NASNozzle Actuating System
NASNBMA (Non-Broadcast Multiple Access) ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) Server
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As the amount of NAS storage under management has grown, enterprise IT groups have been continually challenged by the complexity of managing a large numbers of discrete file systems and by the on-going cycle of adds, moves and changes across these systems.
The key to DAS architecture is that all the storage is directly controlled by the PC or server, and not mounted remotely on a network node like NAS.
We are excited that Hitachi Data Systems has selected NSS network attached servers to complete their NAS offering.
Our work has shown that inserting an intelligent management appliance (in this case, a file director solution) directly into the network can deliver a transparent and highly effective solution to address the existing challenges of enterprise NAS.
One new tactic being taken is to implement multiple servers (usually between 3 to 10) in order to improve performance and scalability, with the goal of introducing parallelism into the NAS file-serving process by having lots of CPUs working together on the problem.
Microsoft's conclusion (and Domino/Lotus Notes bears it out) is that the disk system that is used to store messaging data must have all the features of locally attached block storage (Microsoft will support NAS devices that handle both files and blocks, such as hybrid NAS appliances or NAS gateways, as long as the logical unit is exposed to the network using an FC or parallel SCSI interface instead of as a file system.
The bottom line here is that while NAS and SAN technologies have grown up to solve a number of technical problems with direct-attached storage they, in turn, have not totally solved all of the key issues of storage management--such as backup, reliability, security, and auto-provisioning--at a price point that is realistic for the majority of companies wanting the benefits of network storage.
HP also recently introduced the Storage Works NAS b3000.