Cloud Storage & Backup

Perfect for businesses that want to protect their mission critical data and applications offsite at a secure physical data center facility or in the cloud. Data storage and backup can help businesses reduce costs, increase data scalability, and protect against natural and human caused disasters.

 

What is Data Storage & Backup?

 

There are several different types of data storage and backup options. Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level data storage server that is connected to a network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialized for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements. NAS is often manufactured as a computer appliance – a specialized server built from the ground up for storing and serving files – rather than simply a general purpose server being used for the role.

 

Direct-attached storage (DAS) is digital storage directly attached to the computer or server accessing the storage, as opposed to storage accessed over a network. Examples of DAS include hard drives, optical disc drives, and storage on external drives. The name “DAS” is a is retronym to contrast with storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS).

A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides access to consolidated, block level data storage. SANs are primarily used to enhance storage devices, such as disk arrays, tape libraries, and optical jukeboxes, accessible to servers so that the devices appear like locally attached devices to the operating system.

 

Software-defined storage (SDS) is an evolving technology for data storage software to manage policy-based provisioning and management of data storage independent of hardware. Software-defined storage definitions typically include a form of storage virtualization to separate the storage hardware from the software that manages the storage infrastructure. The software enabling a software-defined storage environment may also provide policy management for feature options such as de-duplication, replication, thin provisioning, snapshots and backup.

 

A backup is a copy of data from your database that can be used to reconstruct that data. Backups can be divided into physical backups and logical backups. Physical backups are backups of the physical files used in storing and recovering your database, such as data files, control files, and archived redo logs. Ultimately, every physical backup is a copy of files storing database information to some other location, whether on disk or some offline storage such as tape.

 

Why Would You Use Data Storage & Backup?

 

Data storage and backup is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of any business and especially businesses that are reliant on data and applications. It has an important role in disaster recovery and business continuity planning. Protect your business from data loss and disruption with data storage and backup.

 

Benefits of Data Storage

 

  • Convenience: Utilizing online data storage is convenient for many reasons including Accessibility. Employees are able to work from anywhere that has an internet connection. This allows companies to hire remote workers. Employees are also able to share information easier- they can share one photo or an entire folder with ease.

 

  • Cost Savings: Managing servers in-house is very expensive for companies, so when switching to data storage online they have found that it saves a lot of money. Companies no longer have to purchase expensive equipment needed to back up data- as they can utilize the cloud. It also doesn’t take up as much space as it would to manage servers in-house which allows room for other things companies may need.

 

  • Security: Online storage companies have teams dedicated to user security. This allows companies to get higher levels of security then they could typically get.

 

  • Recovery: Data recovery is much easier when utilizing the cloud. Online data storage offers backups to all of your files without any downtime.

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