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Network-attached storage (NAS) vocabulary quiz

How much do you know about the essential terminology related to network-attached storage (NAS)? Take our quiz to find out. Would you like to brush up first? See our Quick Start Glossary.

1. _____ is a type of dedicated file storage device that provides LAN nodes with file-based shared storage through a standard Ethernet connection.
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2. _____ NAS is a less expensive alternative to enterprise-level NAS for storing and serving active, archived or backup file data.
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3. _____ is a printed circuit card that offloads TCP/IP processing from a microprocessor. This can reduce latency, increase throughput, and reduce overhead costs in a SAN.
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4. _____ is a distributed file system that runs concurrently on multiple NAS nodes to provide access to all files from any of the clustered nodes regardless of the physical location of the file.
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5. _____ is commodity hardware that includes its own dedicated storage disks and RAID that can easily scale as more capacity is needed.
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6. _____ is a NAS system in which the storage media are externally attached, typically over a Fibre Channel  interface.
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7. _____ NAS is remote storage that is accessed over the Internet as if it was local.
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8. _____ is a storage device that provides hard disk drive capacity to devices connected to a network.
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9. _____ is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones.
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10. ____ is a NAS architecture in which the total amount of disk space can be expanded as needed, even if some of the new drives reside in other storage arrays.
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This was last updated in May 2015

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