SANS (Storage Area Networks) Having a properly designed and functioning storage network is critical to managing and protecting your organization's data. By leveraging networked storage solution approaches such as SAN and NAS, you receive the assurance that your storage infrastructure is reliable, flexible and manageable. Storage Area Network (SAN) A SAN is a dedicated network that provides access to consolidated, block level data storage. SANs are primarily used to make storage devices such as disk arrays and tape libraries. Network Area Storage (NAS) NAS is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network. NAS devices are gaining popularity as a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers. Potential benefits of NAS, compared to file servers, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration. Direct Attached Storage (DAS) DAS refers to a digital storage system directly attached to a server which enables quick access to the data but only through the server. Network storage models are gaining popularity, but DAS is still commonly used because it is easy to deploy and has a low initial cost of deployment. DWD understands that storage needs are diverse and constantly changing and should be customized to the individual needs of your business. Our network engineers have years of experience and can assist you in finding the right storage solution for your company.