Different Types of Data Storage Solutions

The right storage solution for your data can lower costs, speed up access to data and improve security for your business. Learn more about your options and make the best choice for your company.

Virtual Storage Appliance

Virtual Storage Appliances (VSA) are software-based alternatives to physical storage systems. They operate in the virtualized environment of the basis of a virtual machine (VM), abstracting the storage resources and providing them as a single storage device to the virtual machines and the host infrastructure. VSAs allow for flexibility, scalability, and cost savings, while seamlessly integrating with virtualization platforms.

SAN Storage

SAN storage makes use of multiple disks to store files that provide redundancy and increased performance when compared to traditional block storage. In contrast to other storage solutions that are port-based, VMware vSAN is software-defined and can be configured as a cluster to maximize performance and reduce downtime.

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage services are available in many types, but the most popular are Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure. This type of storage is perfect for archiving data rarely used or to meet regulations and industry standards regarding record retention.

Technology malfunctions do occur, but it’s essential to have a backup plan in place to avoid downtime and loss of crucial business data. A reliable backup solution can allow you to quickly recover after an issue while having complete access to your data. This is especially important for the most valuable assets, like employees and customer data.


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