SUN NFS & Auspex 5000

1989
SUN NFS & Auspex 5000

Early NAS storage networking models

Why it's important

SUN introduced a network file system (NFS) allowing drives containing files to be physically remote from the host but appearing to be local. Initially support was provided by general purpose SUN computers acting as “file servers;” Auspex pioneered the use of specially designed and dedicated file servers, today called Network Attached Storage (NAS) and the second largest segment of the storage subsystem market

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