Operating System
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.

AVANAS 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.

  iSCSI Storage
iSCSI 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 switches)

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.

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