The Operating System is based on a 64bit Linux that has been optimized
for data storage environment
NAS - Network Attached Storage
NAS technology allows a storage system to be connected to a traditional
data network. NAS allows the data to be shared at a file-level,
which is the most widely used data access and sharing method and
can interoperate in different platforms like Unix and Windows.
is suited for various environments and can fit in to any network
due to its multiprotocol nature. It can communicate with the Unix
or Windows clients using NFS and CIFS protocols. It also interacts
easily over AppleTalk.
FTP and HTTP are the other protocols commonly used in networked
storage which AVANAS supports.
is a popular Storage Area Network (SAN) protocol that organizations
use to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing
hosts with an impression of locally-attached disks. iSCSI can be run
over long distances using existing network infrastructure and hence
is a very cost-effective solution (This is unlike Fibre Channel, which
requires special-purpose cabling and expensive network adapters and
File System – logging,
more than 2TB
File System is the most important entity of any file server. This
stores and manages the user data on the disk. AVANAS uses a large
capacity file system that uses journaling to prevent data loss in
case of a system crash and also to have almost instantaneous recovery
in case of a reboot.
The file system supports space management by way of User/Group Quotas
as well as allows online extension in size.