Could a desktop NAS be used in an enterprise environment?
Could and should will be a determining factor. Yes, the system could be used in an enterprise environment, but it will be limited to its drive size, processor, RAM, and its network functionality. Having a lot of people storing information or trying to access information at the same time will likely slow things down greatly, making the unit unusable. If the nas is in a small business environment with a limited number of users accessing information, the system will fit in nicely. In either environment, the system would be able to hold its own if only being used as a backup for a specific data type.