Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are a popular in small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). NAS storage systems help to simplify expanding networks, and many NAS products are now offering enterprise-like features for SMB environments.
According to Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at the StorageIO Group, there are a few NAS trends emerging for SMBs.
“One hot SMB trend is the continued deployment of NAS as both a primary storage device as well as a backup target or staging area before data gets moved elsewhere including to cloud or MSP services. The versatility of NAS is enabling SMB environments to do more with their storage, maximizing those resources and budgets.”