Data Storage: Cisco Storage Technology Helps Makes Small Business IT Easier

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-11-09
 
 
 

Cisco Storage Technology Helps Makes Small Business IT Easier

by P. J. Connolly

Cisco Storage Technology Helps Makes Small Business IT Easier

Cisco NSS 324 Makes Desktop Storage Simple

Cisco's NSS 300 Series devices present an attractive alternative to the larger-ticket solutions that have been the norm for multiterabyte data storage.

Cisco NSS 324 Makes Desktop Storage Simple

A Plethora of Connectivity

The NSS 300 Series storage devices have as a standard feature dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, four USB ports and two eSATA interfaces; the VGA port is only used during device recovery.

A Plethora of Connectivity

Management Made Simple

The features of the NSS 300 series are easily accessed through the browser-based management interface.

Management Made Simple

NSS 300 Series Is More Than Just Storage

The NSS 300 Series of devices includes a set of applications that take advantage of the networking and storage features of the device family.

NSS 300 Series Is More Than Just Storage

Connect to Linux, Mac or Windows

It's almost child's play to configure the NSS 300 Series as network storage for other clients, or to set up fundamental network management and presentation services.

Connect to Linux, Mac or Windows

At-a-Glance Status Check

This pane of the management interface gives a one-stop view of key network services that the NSS 300 Series devices can provide.

At-a-Glance Status Check

Dance with the Fan

It's possible to fine-tune the thresholds that activate the fan of the NSS 324 for exceptional CPU or disk conditions.

Dance with the Fan

View and Manage Volume Configurations

This management pane monitors the physical disks in an NSS 300 Series enclosure, and allows the scanning of individual disks when an error is suspected.

View and Manage Volume Configurations

Set Up SNMP with Ease

Shops that use SNMP management tools will appreciate the ability to remotely monitor the NSS 300 Series for informational, warning or error conditions.

Set Up SNMP with Ease

One-Touch USB Copy

The NSS 300 Series can be set up to act as a central repository for USB devices, or to burn a master image at the touch of a button.

One-Touch USB Copy

Backup Without Tears

It's easy to set up the NSS 300 Series to back itself up to another device connected through the eSATA or USB ports on the rear of the device.

Backup Without Tears

Front-Panel Controls of the NSS 324

The one-touch USB copy function of the NSS 300 Series is accessed through a button at the lower left of the device; the power on/off button won't force a shutdown if accidentally pressed.

Front-Panel Controls of the NSS 324

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