(NAS) Fixed disks, RAID arrays, and magnetic tape drives connected directly to a Storage Area Network (SAN) or other direct network connection. This is in contrast to a file server where the peripherals are connected to the network via a computer (the server).
adjective See desktop-centric
- Network closet
networking The place where network hardware (other than cabling) is installed. The space should be used primarily for storage, be dry, and have electricity available. Since network equipment rarely needs attention once installed and tested, the network closet can have limited accessibility. (1995-05-05)
noun 1. a relatively inexpensive computer with minimal processing power, designed primarily to provide access to computer networks, as corporate intranets or the Internet. Abbreviation: NC. noun a personal computer designed to be connected to a local area network or to the Internet and which has no disk drives of its own Usage Note computing
- Network computing devices
company (NCD) Producer of X terminals, PC-Xware and Z-Mail. (http://ncd.com/). (1998-10-07)