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Network File Server (NFS) is a protocol that enables users to connect to a file storage system over a network and access the files as if they reside in a local file directory.


Network File Server allows you to mount a shared file storage directory across multiple servers in your environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the system requirements for deploying Network File Server?

The system requirements for deploying a Network File Server (NFS) depend on factors such as the expected workload, the number of users, and the specific features required. NFS is a network protocol commonly used to share files and directories between UNIX and Linux systems. 

For more detailed information, refer to the NFS documentation

What are the common use cases for NFS Server?

Network File System (NFS) servers are widely used to facilitate the sharing of files and directories across a network, primarily in UNIX and Linux environments. Common use cases for NFS servers include:

Centralized file storage, user home directories, software distribution, shared resources for application servers, backup and data archiving, web server content distribution, database file sharing, virtualization storage, media and entertainment workflows. cross-platform file sharing, disaster recovery and redundancy, and IoT and edge computing.

What are popular alternatives to NFS Server?

Here are some popular alternatives to NFS:

CIFS/SMB (Common Internet File System / Server Message Block)
FTP (File Transfer Protocol):
iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface)
AFS (Andrew File System)
WebDAV (Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning)
SSHFS (SSH File System)
Swift (OpenStack Object Storage)

Why should I choose Kamatera for NFS Server hosting?

Here’s why Kamatera stands out as the most compelling option for NFS Server hosting:

Cutting-edge hardware: Kamatera leverages Intel Xeon Platinum processors and NVMe SSD storage, guaranteeing exceptional performance for your solution.

Global network reach: With 21 data centers strategically located across four continents, Kamatera provides low-latency access to your server, regardless of your users’ geographical locations. This minimizes lag and ensures consistent performance for geographically distributed teams.

Elastic infrastructure: Kamatera’s infrastructure seamlessly scales to accommodate your growing needs. You can easily add or remove resources on-demand, without downtime or performance bottlenecks. 

Industry-leading security measures: Kamatera prioritizes security by implementing data encryption, access control mechanisms, vulnerability scanning, and compliance with industry standards like PCI DSS and SOC 2.

24/7 Support: Kamatera’s dedicated support team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter with your NSF Server hosting.