Data is unquestionably the lifeblood of today's digital organization. Storage solutions remain a top priority in IT budgets precisely because the integrity, availability and protection of data are vital to business productivity and success. But the role of information storage far exceeds day to day functions. Enterprises are also operating in an era of increased uncertainty. IT personnel find themselves assessing and planning for more potential risks than ever before, ranging from acts of terrorism to network security threats. A backup and disaster recovery plan is essential, and information storage solutions provide the basis for its execution.
Although the need for storage is evident, it is not always clear which solution is right for your organization. There are a variety of options available, the most prevalent being direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area networks (SAN). There is no one right answer for everyone. CNS focuses on the specific needs and long-term business goals of your organization.
CNS storage solution is designed around:
- Capacity - the amount and type of data (file level or block level) that needs to be stored and shared
- Performance - I/O and throughput requirements
- Scalability - Long-term data growth
- Availability and Reliability - how mission-critical are your applications?
- Data protection - Backup and recovery requirements
- IT staff and resources available
- Budget concerns
Like all industries, storage networking is in a constant state of change. It's easy to fall into the trap of choosing the emerging or disruptive storage technology at the time. But the best chance for success comes with choosing a solution that is cost-correct and provides long term investment protection for your organization
CNS can help you today to establish and extend your storage facilities. We will advise you on storage expansion, security, network monitoring and reporting requirements. We offer consultative selection, design, implementation and management of your storage systems, drawing on our working knowledge of the issues facing you from diverse and demanding areas of storage.