The amount of data stored has grown explosively the last decennia. As a result, you might have asked yourself the question if all data is equally important. Nobody wants to store unimportant data on expensive storage equipment.
New storage tech means more complex infrastructures
Development in equipment to Flash storage (SDD) is more reliable and more expensive than HDD and Tape, but it doesn't mean there is no place for the last two in your infrastructure. An infrastructure that deploys a mix of media means you can prioritize your data. Important data uses modern media whereas you can save costs through deployment of more traditional media for data with low importance. We are here to make these complex scenarios understandable for you.
Decide which mediums to use for your data
Data critical to the core processes of an organization should be placed on the fastest storage media. Seldomly used data or backups can be stored on HDD or tape depending on the needs of the organization. The use of data should be analyzed and a hierarchical distinction in tiers need to be made, with importance from high to low. Not sure which data to store on which type of media? With our experience in a variety of industries, we are here to offer you the right recommendation.
Frequency of use is equally important
Tiers are not only determined by the performance and cost of the media, but also by how often users access it. When you have data that is only stored for regulatory reasons but not accessed on a daily basis it wouldn't be wise to use the newest and most expensive storage hardware. With their experience, the specialists at Strada Networks can advise organizations in building cost-effective tiers that provide optimal performance.