what is a san

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SAN vs NAS: What’s the Difference

What is a NAS?

In the world of technology, a NAS is an acronym to meaning, “network-attached storage”. Basically, it is a stand-alone storage device that is connected to your network – kinda like a workstation that has lots of storage and runs a very basic Operating System. It’s primary function is to provide a file system and storage, and to be online and available to serve those files to the users. Generally, you see these devices serving files (instead of requiring a dedicated server) or sometimes used as a repository for backup jobs.