Choosing the Right Storage Technology for Your Organisation.
Data is the lifeblood of today’s business organisation. Data 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.
The role of information storage far exceeds day to day functions. Enterprises are also operating in an era of increased uncertainty. A backup and disaster recovery plan is essential, and information storage solutions provide the foundation on which it will be built.
Although the need for storage is evident, it is not always clear which solution is right for your organisation. Choosing the right storage solution for your business requires understanding of your needs, company goals, the technology available and future trends.
The Hewlett Packard Family of SAN arrays.
MSA arrays with the latest 8 Gb Fibre Channel, 6 Gb SAS, and 10GbE iSCSI connected models.
The Hewlett Packard Family of SAN arrays are designed for entry-level customers and feature the latest in functionality and host-connect technology while offering excellent price/performance. They are ideal for those with small budgets or limited IT expertise, and larger companies with departmental or remote requirements.
MSA arrays ship standard with 64 Snapshots and Volume Copy enabled for increased data protection. The FC or Combo FC/iSCSI controllers allow replication with optional Remote Snap software. The arrays allow departments and small to medium businesses to grow capacity as needed up to 149 drives. Mixing of LFF and SFF enterprise-class SAS and archival-class SATA drives is supported. Configure with a single controller for low initial cost, or dual controllers for high availability for the most demanding entry-level customers.