Computer storage devices, Storage area networks, educational networks, computer security


As colleges and universities digitalize record storage, classroom support and administrative processes, data storage needs are increasing dramatically. Institutions of higher education are turning to mass storage systems to fill these needs. NAS (network attachedstorage) is often selected over alternatives for cost, scalability and ease of administration reasons. This paper reports the results of an initial study assessing security concerns, performance characteristics, ease of installation, configuration, upgradeability, and use by end users, in an academic installation of network attached storage.

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