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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 15. Network File Systems and Network Attached Storage

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Participate in discussions and meetings regarding implementations of network attached storage products and file server software

  • Discuss the primary differences between NFS and CIFS, including their applicability for different types of client applications

  • Participate in the evaluation of file server software and NAS systems for your environment

Storing data files on server systems is one of the most common functions in local area networks (LANs). The software products that provide these filing functions are known by several different names, but in this chapter they are referred to generically as Network File Systems. Network file systems ...

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