20 years of networked file servers

Twenty years ago next month, the University purchased its first central fileserver. Neal Curran from IT Services had attended Auspex’s UK Launch Event in London in early 1992 and had been very impressed with the capabilities of their network attached storage (NAS) fileserver. He then managed to persuade our then Director of IT Services, Annette Haworth, that this was the way of the future for central storage and we subsequently ordered an Auspex NS5000 with ten 1GB disks. Continue reading