Before you can decide if Storage Area Networks (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS) is the right technology choice for your organization, it's helpful to compare the two of them. With SAN or Block Based storage the typical connectivity is either via FC (Fibre Channel) or IP (ISCSI) protocol. With traditional NAS solutions the connectivity method is via IP and utilizes either CIFS (windows) or NFS (unix) protocol to have shared access to the data.
Data deduplication dramatically reduces the amount of storage space needed to retain and protect data; it is the method used to eliminate redundant data. Deduplication is becoming the next evolutionary step in backup technology, allowing customers to retain larger amounts of data on disk for faster backup and recovery operations. Although deduplicated data requires less space, the use of indexing allows for a full recall of all originally stored content.
Deduplication can dramatically increase storage efficiency and reduce the cost of keeping backup data on disk. Backup data can then be efficiently replicated and retrieved over existing networks for a streamlined disaster recovery and consolidation.
Virtualization is transforming today’s data centers into a flexible, highly utilized set of virtual resources. It dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of resources and applications in your organization. An automated datacenter lets you respond to market dynamics faster and more efficiently than ever before.
Companies need to keep long-term copies of their data for a variety of reasons, including to aid in disaster recovery and compliance archiving to meet government regulations. A good archiving strategy can reduce costs of data storage and help your company adapt to the expansion of data growth. You can apply common archiving services such as retention, distribution, and security across a variety of content types, while automating data movement to the most appropriate tier of storage. The result is secure archived data at the lowest total cost.
Unique Digital’s business continuity solutions ensure that your applications and data are available during an event of system failure or regional disaster. Our enterprise business continuity solutions provide tiered storage platforms, software, and services that ensure high availability and strong data protection—and that will fit your budgetary and technology constraints. We strive to help keep your business up and running seamlessly during any disaster or unplanned event.
Backup and recovery is one of the most important components of data protection. Unique Digital can architect solutions that can help you strengthen your data protection, streamline backup and recovery, and meet a wide range of service levels, even for the largest data volumes. Actively reduce the amount of data to be backed up while optimizing your environment with a full range of platform and software based solutions.
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