Open Source Network Attached Storage Unit

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- A device used for Large Scale Storage

- Often Abbreviated NAS

Used For

- On site website backups

- Media Archiving

- Reccords Archiving

- On site storage of collaborative work

Industry Standards


Existing Open Source Designs


Minimum Viable Product

- As cheap and power efficient as possible, while still retaining high power and speed (ie a nice balance if you were to make a graph with the two as the x and y axis)

- Scalable to many formats/standards form sub GB ethernet all the way to 300 Gbit/s infiniband

- Low Latency

- Scalable from low users, to airport/concert level of users

- Optional Built in VPN, and Tor + any othe encryption capabilities

- Made in partenership with OCI and the Free Network Foundation

Basic Design

Rack Cabinet


CPU Based Server Computer


1 GBE Swithch(s)


10 GBE Switch(s)


100 GBE Switch(s)


Infiniband Switch(s) (Coaxial Cable Variant)


Infiniband Switch(s) (Fiber Optic Cable Variant)


Power Supply Units


Magnetic Disk Drive Bay(s)

- a good all rounder

Solid State Drive Bay(s)

- Fastest Non-Volatile Media Format (also the most expensive)

Optical Disk Drive Bay(s)

- Longest Lasting Media Format

Magnetic Tape Drive Bay(s)

- Slow, but cheap

- Great for huge amounts (petabyte) of archival storage



See Also


Useful Links

- Wikipedia Page on Network Attached Storage