Saturday, February 2, 2013

STORAGE STRATEGY


1 .Why storage Strategy is important to an organization ?
In an information environment, an organization's success is tightly coupled to its ability to store and manage information. Storage systems provide a critical part of an organization's network infrastructure. With the amount of data growing at an incredible rate, your storage strategy must keep pace. In designing a storage strategy for your organization, you must select the right technology for your primary storage system, implement solid backup procedures and ensure ongoing management of the system. The storage technologies are extremely important because as the company expand, the data expand and obviously, need for storage also expand. Enterprise should have robust storage network in order to store any amount of data under any given circumstances.

2 .What is driving storage growth?
Digital Data explosion is driving storage growth. Availability of data at anytime irrespective of how old it may be is another cause that drives the storage growth. In a, knowledge driven era where information is the engine that drives enterprises worldwide, management of information is gaining utmost importance. Widespread implementation of CRM and ERP solutions have contributed towards enterprise data explosion by triggering exponential growth in the volume of information generated about partners, suppliers and customers.

3.What are the factors needs to considered while designing storage system ?
1 .Capacity
2. Scalability
3. Cost
4 Performance
5.Reliablity
6.Manageability

3.What are the storage options available ?

Network-attached storage (NAS
one of the on-line storage architectures that promise to deliver businesses with cost-effective, scalable, and manageable alternatives for ever-growing data requirements. Advantages stacked in favour of the NAS technology include increase in data availability, improvements in server performance, optimized data access, end-user transparency, easy setup, low installation and maintenance costs and platform-independence
Storage area network (SAN)
is excellent for moving large blocks of data, exceptional reliability, Wide availability, fault tolerance, Scalability. SAN technologies can be used in large databases, Bandwidth-intensive applications and mission-critical applications
Optical storage technologies
can play a part in an organization's storage strategy. They offer a lower-cost alternative to magnetic disks for extremely large data sets. Magnetic disks offer significantly higher performance, and their costs per storage unit consistently decline
Solid State devices
SSDs can offer incredible performance-almost instantaneous writing and reading of data


Let me conclude my blog with the buzz word in managing storage i.e  ‘BIG DATA’.

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