Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve data from centralized disk capacity. Users on a local area network (LAN) access the shared storage via a standard Ethernet connection. NAS devices typically do not have a keyboard or display and are configured and managed with a browser-based utility. Each NAS resides on the LAN as an independent network node, defined by its own unique Internet Protocol (IP) address. What most characterizes NAS is ease of access, high capacity and fairly low cost. NAS devices provide infrastructure to consolidate storage in one place and to support tasks, such as archiving and backup, and a cloud tier.

RackStation RS18017xs+ from Synology

Powerful storage solution
RS18017xs+ is built for flexible storage management with ultra-high performance at over 208,692 random read IOPS and 5,534 MB/s sequential read throughput1. DDR4 ECC RDIMM and 10GbE connectivity guarantees data accuracy and performance for mission-critical environment.

Robust scalability and reliability
RS18017xs+ provides flexible storage scalability with the free combination of Synology Expansion Unit RX1217sas and RX2417sas2. Up to 7 Expansion Units can be connected, allowing business to start small and scale big.

TVS-1282T3 from QNAP

Exclusively providing a Thunderbolt™/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-1282T3 features four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enable seamless collaboration between up to four Mac® and Windows® devices. Coupled with its higher bandwidth to smooth 4K video transfer and online editing, the TVS-1282T3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. The TVS-1282T3 leverages 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and was designed around the concept of tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution, providing exceptional performance to fulfill critical tasks.

FastNAS F-16 Nitro

This product isn’t just built for high end post production or broadcasters, it is the ideal storage platform for anybody interested in high performance NAS combined with large capacities at an amazing price point.

The FastNAS F-16 Nitro is an exciting new concept in shared storage – A high performance single unit with unique hybrid disk technology powered by our CORE.4 OS Lite. This includes the engine and key modules from our cutting edge CORE.4 operating system that runs the GB Labs SPACE, ECHO and VAULT product ranges.

With no drivers to install, no licenses to buy, GB Labs has made owning and using shared storage equipment a whole new experience. Mixed OS (Mac, PC, Linux) workgroups can easily work collaboratively for greater efficiency and creativity, while safe in the knowledge that critical assets are suitably protected.

All FastNAS platforms benefit from best of breed technology exclusively developed in-house using 16 years of shared storage experience. Unlike other NAS products FastNAS is purpose built to sustain heavy workloads and provide stable and reliable performance.