The right storage for your data can reduce costs, increase security and speed up the access to information for your business. Explore the various choices to select the one which best suits your needs.
Virtual Storage Appliance
Virtual Storage Appliances (VSA) are software-based alternatives to physical storage systems. They work in the virtualized environment of a virtual machine (VM) abstracting storage resources and providing them as a single virtual storage device to the hosts and VMs that comprise the host infrastructure. VSAs allow for flexibility, scalability and cost savings. They also integrate seamlessly with virtualization platforms.
SAN storage makes use of multiple disks to store files that provide redundancy and enhanced performance over traditional block storage. In contrast to other storage solutions that are port-based, VMware vSAN is software-defined and can be configured as a cluster to maximize performance and minimize downtime.
There are a variety of cloud storage options available with the most popular being Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure. This type of storage can be used to store data that is not frequently used or to comply with the standards of the industry and regulations pertaining to record retention.
It’s inevitable that technical glitches will arise, but it is important to have a backup plan in place to avoid interruptions in service and loss of vital business data. A reliable backup solution can allow you to quickly recover after a problem, while still maintaining the full access to your data. This is particularly crucial for your most valuable assets such as employee and customer data.