If you’ve been around the computer industry long enough, you’ve witnessed major shifts in technology.
One such shift took place in 1992, when NetApp, Inc. was founded. NetApp pioneered a new enterprise storage technology called Network Attached Storage (NAS). Compared to traditional direct attached storage (DAS) and storage area network (SAN) storage, NAS storage offered access to large amounts of storage in an easy to manage appliance. NAS was enabled by improved network technology and new high capacity disk drives. NetApp combined the new technology in such a way to revolutionize the enterprise storage market.
In the 25 years since its introduction, NAS remains a highly viable enterprise storage solution, but some might say it’s beginning to show its age….