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NAS for schools

I'm wondering if this is the right nas solution for a school. Including requirements such as streaming, backup of all teaching data as well as ipad and notebook backups, virtualization and provision of network services. In addition, the fulfillment of requirements that may only arise in the future, because no one knows in which direction the teaching will develop.
Many thanks in advance for any helpful hint!
Kind regards,
Hello Stefan,

A NAS can be a good solution for a school's IT needs, depending on the size of the school and the specific requirements. However, it is important to choose a NAS that can meet the school's current and future needs.

In terms of streaming, you would need a NAS with a good media server such as Plex or Emby. Backup of teaching data, as well as iPad and notebook backups, can be achieved through a variety of methods including Time Machine backups for Macs and backup software for Windows PCs. Virtualization is possible on some NAS devices, but it's important to choose a NAS with enough processing power and RAM to handle virtual machines.

To provide network services, a NAS can act as a file server, print server, and DNS server. It can also provide services such as VPN, firewall, and antivirus.

When selecting a NAS for a school, it's important to consider factors such as data capacity, processing power, and expandability. A NAS with multiple bays for hard drives and the ability to expand storage capacity can be a good choice for a growing school.

Some good options to consider for a school NAS are the Synology XS series or the QNAP Xeon based models, as both have high processing power, multiple bays for storage, and can handle virtualization.

I hope this helps!

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