NAS goes outside the box

Reviews of five software-based network attached storage (NAS) products that can be deployed in the cloud, on virtual machines or on the hardware of your choice
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Earlier this year we tested Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment—whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine, or in the cloud. We looked at FreeNAS, Openfiler, Open-E DSS, NexentaStor, and SoftNAS. All offer some sort of free solution or service, with some being fully open sourced. Here are the individual reviews:

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