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’.