Network File System (NFS)
Definition - What does Network File System (NFS) mean?
A network file system enables local users to access remote data and files in the same way they are accessed locally.
NFS was initially developed by Sun Microsystems.
Techopedia explains Network File System (NFS)
Network file system is implemented in a client/server computing model, where an NFS sever manages the authentication, authorization and management of clients, as well as all the data shared within a specific file system. Once authorized, clients can view and access the data through their local systems much like they'd access it from an internal disk drive.