So the customers themselves, when they choose a NAS box
, whether they be Linux customers, Unix customers, or Windows, it's very important that the NAS box
is flexible and interoperable.
The performance you get is greater than what you would expect from a powerful and much more expensive NAS box
Create a budget NAS box
and learn other techniques for managing storage using disk quotas, cloning, snapshots, RAID, and volume management
The NAS box
receives an NFS or CIFS request over a network and has an internal processor which translates that request to the proper storage command in ATA or SATA, to access the appropriate storage device.
If Solaris is so good at managing storage, and can run on X86 iron, it is a mystery why Sun hasn't created its own NAS box
running on cheap Serial ATA or SCSI drives.