Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a type of storage device or system that provides centralized data storage and access to multiple clients or users over a network. In the context of cloud storage, NAS can be integrated with cloud storage solutions to extend storage capacity and provide seamless access to data both locally and over the internet.

NAS devices are typically connected to a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) and are accessed by clients or users as if they were local storage devices. These devices often include features such as file sharing, data backup, remote access, and data synchronization, making them ideal for collaborative work environments and distributed teams.

When integrated with cloud storage, NAS devices can act as gateways or caches for cloud storage repositories, allowing organizations to extend their storage capacity while maintaining local access to data. This hybrid approach combines the scalability and flexibility of cloud storage with the performance and accessibility of local NAS devices.

Overall, Network Attached Storage serves as a bridge between on-premises storage infrastructure and cloud storage solutions, enabling organizations to seamlessly integrate and manage their storage resources across distributed environments.

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