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Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond by Nigel Poulton

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Chapter7

Files, NAS, and Objects

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • NAS protocols including NFS and SMB/CIFS
  • Traditional NAS arrays
  • Unified storage arrays
  • Scale-out NAS
  • Object storage devices
  • Content-aware storage
  • Compliance archiving

image In this chapter, you'll look closely at the major protocols involved with NAS, file-serving, and object storage environments. You'll start out by looking at traditional file-serving and NAS environments, before moving on to more-modern and far more interesting scale-out NAS technologies. You'll then move on to the modern and extremely interesting world of object storage.

This chapter covers NFS and SMB/CIFS file-serving ...

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