Is there an alternative to Cloud offerings?

March 24th, 2015

Are you using a Cloud offering to share data between devices?

 

Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.

Are you using a Cloud offering to share data between devices?  If so you may want to consider purchasing a Network Attached Storage Device (NAS).  A NAS is a device that contains one or more hard drives and is plugged into your current router.  Once it is attached, you can then store all of your files directly to it and access them from all of your devices.  This gives you a central location to save all of your data.  The device can be accessed on many platforms, such as Mac, Windows and LINUX devices.  With a NAS you are provided with software that allows you to access your data via the internet as well.  This means that you can access all of your data from anywhere an internet connection is available.  Another benefit that you receive with a NAS, is to know that your data is protected.  This is accomplished with what is called RAID protection.  If one of the drives in the NAS fails, you simply replace the bad drive with a new drive and the data is replicated to the new drive.  This kind of technology has been used within businesses for years and is now very cost effective for home use. 

Below are some benefits of owning a NAS.

  • Sharing Files, Media and Photos
  •  Media Streaming
  •  Sharing USB Printer
  •  Remote Access
  •  Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) to protect against Hard Drive Failures
  •  Auto Backup

There are several things to keep in mind before purchasing a NAS such the number of users and the amount of space you will need.  At SafeSourcing, we can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which NAS fits your needs.  If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative.  We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

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