The heart of the IT infrastructure
Grown IT landscapes suffer from a heterogeneous storage infrastructure with distributed data management, decentralized management and high operating and administrative costs. Modern storage solutions are an essential building block to reduce complexity, lower IT operating costs and reduce unproductively bound resources.
By consolidating IT infrastructures central storage systems come back into focus. The data stored on these storage systems are a vital part of the companies' assets. When the data are not available, fall out of production lines come to a stop, appointments can not be met and your people are doomed to fail. If data gets lost the effects are usually more severe.
By means of modern technologies such as server virtualization or HA-cluster systems, the availability of servers and applications is guaranteed. But without their data, these systems are useless.
Which Storage and which topology to use?
This issue needs to be addressed when it comes to planning for a Storage Area Network or its extension. Factors that influence the decision are:
- Behavior during failover / availability requirements
- Performance Requirements
- What databases and other applications are used
- Requirements for expandability
- Choice of the storage network
All storage systems are not equal. A variety of systems and technologies are available. Depending on the requirements you must consider carefully what structure is used and what benefits can be useful.
It must be analyzed in each case which will be the most efficient storage infrastructure for your specific scenario.
Our experts know the exact differentiation and can provide the pros and cons of different systems based on your infrastructure. They will work with you to develop a customized storage architecture to meet your needs.
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