What is it?
An SME can save a lot of time and money by adopting an efficient and safe storage strategy. It should generally distinguish between high business value data, legal data and ordinary data.
You usually need dedicated storage for 3 reasons:
A specialized storage system is much more efficient than a server (do one thing and do it well). Huge data collections can still offer the near-instantaneous data access and management capabilities not available on normal servers.
- Larger capacity:
Increase your capacity by adding HDD’s into a regular server:
- Optimized storage usage (reduced disk usage) and have the system automatically and intelligently accounted for duplicates;
- Special way of accessing disk space (ISCSI, NFS, SAN, Fiber Channel etc,)
- Direct access to historical data for your users ex: previous version of files hour by hour
Access your data even when a hardware failure of an application server happens or when you virtualized your server and need it to be available or movable on multiple physical servers.
How do we do it?
With the help of our partners for the choice on the storage field, NetApp and Fujitsu, our experience stretches out from network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SAN) to Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and data deduplication.
All of those technologies provide major benefits to your company if fitting a solid requirement.
We will therefore always precede such implementations by a solid business case including the nature and importance of the data to be stored, and fundamental objectives to be accomplished in order to make sure our implementations are serving the expected purpose.