I've been asked to look into replacing all our NAS. The question is whether to buy more NAS, or simply buy normal servers to use as disk space. If possible, i'd like advice on advantages of both options, and if anyone has any specific advice on makes and models to look into, that would be much appreciated too!
We currently have HP NAS, with varying amounts of disk space depending on the number of clients at the site etc. Apparently at the moment the redundancy is virtual, although I know so little on that subject I have no idea what would be important to know or not!
I believe the idea is to figure out which way to go, and have just RAID5 across all drives. I'm a real beginner here on the subject of storage technologies, so excuse me if i've missed anything obviously important.