A lot of things have changed with the way we work and handle data in the recent years, not only in our daily jobs but in our homes as well. We take more photos, more documents, we save electronic versions of statements, bills and reports. All of this data needs to be kept not only at the ready, but secure and, more importantly, backed up.
There are many cloud services out there offering data at a monthly fee, but in many cases they are too limited, too expensive or customers will find that no help is available when you need support. And sometimes trying to figure out which server you saved “that presentation file” or school report on is tedious and frustrating.
Welcome a NAS into your home or office!
So what is a NAS and how can it help your day to day data management? As a business owner or family needing to keep all of your personal data organized a NAS device is like a separate hard drive kept locally either at your business/home or remotely hosted at a data centre (a service we offer on both fronts) that your devices (computers, tablets, phones) can connect to through a wired or wireless network.
There are many solutions to fit the storage and redundancy needs of every individual person and business, and can be easily integrated into your current network.
Some features that can be offered by these devices are
1. Central File Storage – for both on and offsite access to data and information
2. Redundant Drive Data Protection – allows your data to be kept locally on a pair (or more) of drives to protect agains hardware failures
3. Cloud backup – You data can also be moved offsite to a secure second location to protect your valuable information such as documents and photos in the event of a theft, fire etc.
4. Affordability – A NAS can cost as little as $250 making it an ideal option for a small business or home user to begin to organize data. Many of these units can also grow as your data needs increase.
Mac Outpost is here to help set up and support one of these devices that is tailored to your needs and requirements, whether its for a family of four or a small to medium-sized business. There is a model and capacity for every need!
Contact us today to start the discussion on how to better manage, access and protect your valuable data.
-Jeff Cooper, Senior Systems Engineer, Mac Outpost