The Future of Data Storage and How it Affects your Business
Nowadays businesses recognised that the underlying trend nowadays in the area of information technology is what they called enterprise data explosion. This trend refers to the doubling of computer data stored every 18 months and has shown no signs of dwindling. Because of this, the need for new compliance regulations despite the global financial crisis will, in the future, even mandate for more data retention while the move to digitise records on health care in theUnited States will require a new set of storage requirements. The cost of disk space is also expected to continue plunging at an all time low and the need for businesses to comply with laws that advocated on “saving everything” as a way of reducing risks are also encouraged that will force them to add their capacity at an astounding rate. Analysts from the International Data Corporation (IDC) have predicted that unstructured data will double its growth as compared to the conventional structured data held in databases. At present, a number of tools are now being developed and expected to help out in search and analysis of log files including products from LogLogic, RSA Security, and ArcSight. The last company is involved in the selling of security event management systems that collect vast amounts of event data and offers reporting tools for mining these data.
Benefits of the Network Attached Storage for your Business
Network Attached Storage or NAS has provided a number of benefits to almost all types of businesses and organisations in the efficiency of their operations. Numerous NAS devices are pre-configured with the so-called Common Internet File System (CIFS) and Network File System (NFS). This empowered NAS its plug and play capabilities that could manage and monitor storage from a central location with the used of a Web-based management console. This console allows viewing of any NAS servers on a network and enables the tracking of apply policies and files from anywhere in the network. The flexibility benefit of NAS storage to organisations is evident by its capability to be utilised by multiple servers and clients throughout a network, including those located in satellite locations and branch offices. In addition, the NAS device is considered a shared network resource that makes it accessible to all of its users. This feature makes NAS devices use storage based on every user’s actual needs, rather than allocating a specific amount of storage to each user which could lead to the inefficiency in the use of storage. Finally, the capability of NAS devices to add storage at any time by plugging in a new server makes these devices useful and significant in data protection.
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