NAS-System "My data belongs to me"

NAS vs. Cloud

Do you still remember our post "On-Premise vs. Cloud"? Today we would like to introduce you to another building block for your IT security and how you can store and manage your data: Using a NAS server. NAS stands for "Network Attached Storage". Especially for small and medium-sized companies, this small device brings an enormous number of advantages: IT security, cost savings, flexibility in data access and much more.

You can think of the NAS server as a small computer that can be equipped with any number of hard disks as needed. Depending on the NAS system and preferences, it is connected and distributed via LAN through a router. Now every authorized user can access the stored data via his terminal device.

NAS is also often compared to a cloud system. However, the significant difference to the cloud is that your data is not on some server, but on site. You have one hundred percent control over it.

At RUNWAY36, we also trust the NAS system and the conveniences that come with it. Primarily we use it for backups.

A summary of the advantages and disadvantages of a NAS server:


  • Cost savings

  • Flexible data access at any time

  • Individually adaptable to current needs

  • Data security

  • Accessibility via different end devices via LAN or WLAN

  • Internet compatible

  • Independent of operating system as configuration via web browser

  • Simple operation according to preference

  • Data remains in-house and is not uploaded to clouds


  • Cost of purchase and electricity

  • Internal maintenance (no maintenance service)

  • Little expertise is required for setup

As an IT service provider, we see our tasks in consulting and in the implementation of your individual digitization projects: Also in the setup, configuration and maintenance of a NAS server. For more IT security in your house!

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