There are various factors you must consider when selecting the right data storage solutions for your business. Most importantly, you’ll need to choose whether you want to use on-premises or cloud storage. Also, what type of storage server will your company use? There are three primary solution types – local storage, network-attached storage (NAS), and storage area network (SAN). Keep reading to learn about selecting the right data storage solutions for your business.
Primary Data Storage Solutions
When selecting the right data storage solutions for your business, you must also consider the amount of data you store, redundancy requirements, costs, and accessibility requirements.
Local storage is ideal for small businesses with limited data storage needs. Additionally, there are multiple options that businesses can select from regarding enterprise data storage. The first choice is on-site digital storage. This means that companies store their confidential data on physical servers within the premises. Plus, on-site digital storage is an excellent choice for businesses that want to maintain all their data in one location. On the other hand, centralized server storage refers to a third party managing centralized servers storing company data.
Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
Network-attached storage (NAS) is great for medium-sized companies that require more redundancy and easier access to their data. So, a NAS device stores data, and multiple devices can access it on your network. In addition, this option is perfect if you have a lot of information to store and want all your devices to access it. It also connects directly to the network, and anyone on the network can access it. Moreover, it’s affordable but provides slower performance and less scalability than a storage area network (SAN).
Storage Area Network (SAN)
Storage area network (SAN) is best for significant businesses with tons of data that needs to be accessible quickly. Furthermore, SAN utilizes a network of several storage devices typically managed by an IT individual or team. This setup is more expensive but offers faster performance and scalability.
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