When you have hundreds of machines and even more users arrayed in a distributed environment, proper management tools become critical. NFS centralizes your storage, so your filesystems are accessible throughout the network. NIS centralizes directory information, such as user IDs and passwords. Together, they greatly simplify administration, and permit users to access their desktops and data transparently from any machine. Ursetto Consulting, Inc. is experienced in configuring both NFS and NIS in large, multi-platform environments.