More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped in early 2015!

International Data Corporation (IDC) released a latest report in which it mentioned that worldwide data storage hardware sales witnessed a boom in early 2015. As per the report, it is expected that more than 28 billion gigabytes of storage were shipped in the first two quarters of 2015.

The report “IDC’s worldwide Disk Storage Systems Market” also confirmed that the revenue grew 6.8% year over year during the said period for worldwide enterprise storage systems as it reached the mark o $8.8 billion.

IDC expects that the overall revenue of these vendors will reach the mark of $23.6 billion, on going with the current growth curve.

Spending on traditional external arrays fell during the quarter while demand for server based storage and hyper-scale infrastructure was up strongly.

Note: Hyper scale storage computing was introduced by Facebook and Google few years back and refers to distributed infrastructures that support cloud and big data processing and can scale to thousands of servers.

The largest revenue growth occurred in the server market, where internal storage sales were up by 23.3%. Internal storage sales benefited from healthy server sales and not just upgrades to existing server infrastructure. Storage systems that were sold directly to hyper scale or internal cloud data center users accounted for 12.6% of total spending in the quarter, up by 22.9% year over year.

External disk storage system revenue fell during the first quarter and was down by 0.6% to $5.6 billion year over year.

High-end storage array sales were up 1.3% from a year ago to $1.5 billion. IDC said the uptick represented a “reprieve from the protracted drop in sales the high-end market has been experiencing.”

Entry-level storage sales grew by 1.1% to $1.4 billion, whereas mid-range arrays, which accounted for the largest portion of the market, declined by 2.4% to $2.8 billion.

The most popular external storage arrays were all-flash models and hybrid flash arrays, which combine NAND flash with hard disk drives. All-flash and hybrid arrays drove the external storage market in the first quarter with 81.6% revenue growth ($403.1 million) and 9.1% ($2.5 billion) year-over-year growth, respectively.

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Know why backup and disaster recovery should be converged?

Backup and disaster recovery were treated as two separate entities till a couple of years ago. But now, all thanks to server virtualization, these two technologies are offered as converged solutions. Follow the article further to know on how is this being made possible

Earlier, backup was about making a recoverable copy of data and disaster recovery was concerned with business continuity, where the idea was to move workloads to new hardware and remote locations in the event of a major disaster.

But as most organizations are now heavily virtualized, a degree of flexibility is obtained, in order to unite these two technologies into one single and easy to manage solution. Nowadays, hypervisors are delivering new capabilities, so that backup vendors have design features that exploit the portability of virtual machines.

To get a clear understanding, consider the instant recovery feature found in many of the newer backup applications. Earlier, restoring a server from backup used to take hours and even days, to complete. But now, with the presence of instant recovery feature, the hypervisor and disk based backup allows the backup copy of a Virtual machine to be brought backup to life almost immediately after downtime.

With the backup virtual machine copy an organization can use the data file as it would use the production virtual machine. A traditional restoration is still eventually required, but it occurs in the background after the backup VM has been brought online.

This serves as a great example as how backups and DR are converging. The backup application is still making point-in-time copies of the VMs, but instant recovery capabilities have reduced the recovery time objective to levels that were previously only attainable with the help of expensive availability features such as failover clustering and virtual machine replication.

StoneFly Backup & Disaster Recovery series of appliances do the same. These appliances offer backup and disaster recovery features in a single easy to manage solution in order to serve all the needs pertaining to physical, virtual server and workstation needs. So, manage all of your backup operations for your datacenter or office with a single central management console.

The backup engine automatically creates backup images of physical servers based on flexible user-defined policy. These images can be restored (bare metal recovery) to the same hardware, to dissimilar hardware to build a new server, or can be mounted as a drive to retrieve an earlier copy of a specific file, folder, etc.

Every backup can also automatically be converted into a Virtual Machine. This feature is quite useful for business continuity for your production environment if a physical server or workstation goes down and needs to be repaired. Replica Virtual Machines can also be used for any testing the user might choose including non-invasive compliance testing.

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ITIM upgrades its storage supply chain with StoneFly IP SAN

ITIM, a supplier of software systems has upgraded its storage environment with a StoneFly IP SAN. Based in London, with three additional locations throughout England, this company holds key customer base which includes McDonald’s, Whitbread, Shoe Zone, Harvey Nichols and Halfords.

ITIM Plymouth’s office offers B2B data translation services for leading retailers and their supply chain partners, while offices in London, Huntington and Hull offer point of sale and back office retail solutions.

ITIM data center relied heavily on Microsoft SQL Server for database management, and supported access to hundreds of thousands of documents daily to employees, customers and partners, accessing the ITIM network directly.

But as the business growth occurred in recent years, the requirement for additional backend storage to support two powerful SQL servers in a highly data intensive environment also increased. After evaluating Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), direct attached storage and other technologies, Kevin Williams, ITIM’s network manager for the Plymouth office, decided to go for an IP SANs as it represented the optimal choice. Williams cited ease of administration, use and upgradeability – and value – as reasons for adopting an IP SAN.

After going through the list of top vendors offering data storage solutions, ITIM choose StoneFly IP SAN for their current and futuristic data storage needs. StoneFly IP SAN offered the flexibility of centralized storage operations while managing 1.5TB of data for the company.

StoneFly’s each IP SAN offers enhanced redundancy, availability and performance and this is what ITIM needed. By using high performance storage, the software dealer was able to quench its primary and secondary storage needs with ease, as StoneFly IP SAN supported online transaction processing, database management, email archiving, disk-to-disk backup, virtual servers and other core applications. So, it served as a single solution for many applications and that was the feature which attracted the IT team of ITIM Ltd.

To know more about StoneFly IP SAN call 510.265.1616.

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Video Storage evolves to meet the needs of a changing marketplace!

Data Storage solution cost has dropped drastically in recent years and so the challenge of recording and storing video in surveillance deployments has almost become an afterthought.

Moreover, due to stiff competition, in an industry that once featured a multitude of companies that specialized in developing dedicated video storage solutions, only a few remain now.

However, issues surrounding video recording are as important as ever given the push within both the public and private sector to retain video footage over longer periods of time.

Mo Tahmasebi, President and CEO of DNF Security, believes that there has been lack of education in the market about the important role that video storage plays in video surveillance infrastructure. He believes that the storage needs to be the foundation on which the surveillance environment is being built on.

Mr. Mo feels that, till date the buying processes for surveillance have evolved in such a way that people focused only on cameras, analytics and VMS part and gave storage a place of side kick. But now, he feels that things have changed as people are realizing the importance of being able to manage their data more intelligently

Factually speaking, camera resolutions are going up, and retention policies are certainly changing and elongating to such an extent, that there’s a lot more sophisticated analytics being applied to the data. There is also an evolution going on in the industry where people are seeing that, ‘Ok, I’m capturing this information, I am paying to store and manage this information, what else can I do with it?’”

DNF Security, a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory, has over 10,000 customer deployments in nearly 62 countries. It entered the surveillance industry about 15 years ago after developing a storage file system for handling video and unstructured data.

The other big mistake, which Mr. Mo feels that the customers are committing is in making trade offs in how long they will retain the video data based on how much disk space storage they can afford, which is where DNF Security differentiates itself in the market.

This company has a tiered storage in its product-line, where high performance storage media is used to gather information from multiple networks and video recorders. If in case, the need to store that info on a high-performance media diminishes, then the data can be stored on a lower cost tier of storage that is still readily accessible, minus the real-time high performance.

Even with high-performance disk storage, however, appliances in the field have not always performed up to the expectations of end-users.

According to Aubrey Muhlach—surveillance segment marketing manager for Seagate Technology–which manufactures surveillance-optimized hard drives for a number of different companies, one of the problems the industry experienced in years past was the failure of surveillance drives in the field, many of which were not designed to handle the day-to-day to stresses placed on them by video data.

With the aforementioned advances in imaging resolution and analytics, Mr. Aubrey said the demands being placed on surveillance systems is greater today than it ever has been and that maintaining the integrity of video data is paramount, which is where having surveillance-optimized hard drives comes into play. Seagate came to the rescue by figuring out that surveillance hard drives should be capable of operating in 24×7 environments and that too must work in systems that can stream massive amounts of data into one central location.

Seagate has been offering surveillance drives from the past 6 years and has reached capacities that go up to six terabytes, which is 600 plus hours of high definition content. This company remains successful in the industry by evolving with the needs of the market. In the same way, those companies offering solutions for mission critical surveillance needs, like DNF Security have been witnessing a stable market share, as they are transforming their product-line as per the needs of the market.

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Medical Doctors Associates choose StoneFly IP SAN to revamp data backup procedures!

Medical Doctors Associates (MDA) based in Norcross, Georgia has chosen StoneFly IP SAN to expand and revamp data backup procedures in their IT premises. This company which focuses on providing quality medical staffing was previously using a Fibre Channel SAN. Although the system’s functionality was adequate for their early IT infrastructure, the fiber channel SAN was getting old and was reaching end of life in different stages. As more demanding amounts of data resources were being processed, the IT staff found that their current system became difficult to manage, and even more difficult to backup their data.

This is what prompted Medical Doctor Associates to go for StoneFly IP SAN which was versatile, easy to manage and had advanced features like snapshots and so on. Earlier, MDA’s backup procedures required multiple manual steps – one including backing up their data to a tape storage device every couple of days – which completely exceeded their windows of backup time.

The company’s main concern was to safeguard their large in-house CRM database, which contained thousands of valuable client records and served as the backbone of the company’s everyday operations. Therefore it was crucial that those resources were backed-up on a constant basis.

Then MDA’s IT department figured out a backup plan which offered the flexibility of transferring their data from their onsite fiber channel network on to a backup tape after a few days. Although the process did the job, it proved to be more time consuming, difficult to manage, and unreliable as time went on. The second concern was that their in-house Fibre Channel SAN lacked the feature of scalability, as they had virtually no room to expand their storage space with their current system.

The organization soon decided to go for a forklift upgrade, where it was looking for a solution to take up backup responsibility, as well as, specific point-in-time recoverability and meet undiscovered future challenges. Flexibility and scalability were paramount in their requirement list.

After weighing all their requirements and considerable market research, the company decided that StoneFly’s line of powerful ISC 6GS IP SAN solutions were the way to go.

Equipped with StoneFly’s patented storage virtualization technology, the StoneFly ISC 6GS Class is a powerful IP SAN that is an ideal solution for IT environments that require high availability as well as fast disk-to-disk (D2D) backup and recovery. MDA’s first phase was to migrate general files and to create a local D2D backup plan using the new IP SAN storage.

A twenty-four terabyte ISC 6GS was used as its central storage system, utilizing 20TB of its 24TB capacity and networking the device to their current on-site and off-site storage and server appliances. Added data protection was desired and the ISC 6GS was factory configured in RAID 6, which ensured that the company’s mission-critical data was now protected for up to two drive failures in the subsystem. Furthermore, with StoneFly’s award-winning StoneFusion® Network Storage Platform (NSP), MDA is able to effectively provision their storage resources to achieve their business continuity objectives.

The second expansion assumed more application storage duties. This was easily met with a half populated storage expansion unit holding its own RAID 60 protected data. When phase three rolled around, there was concern on MDA’s part that the subsystem would start to slow down with the additional burden. Performance was critical. The patented StoneFusion OS was flexible enough to add a second accelerated hardware SAS 6G RAID subsystem to the ISC assuring the same outstanding performance not only for this phase but down the road when required.

By implementing StoneFly into their data center, MDA is able to easily expand, manage and protect their most valuable data on and offsite. Today, their StoneFly ISC IP SAN supports a total of 65 servers. Furthermore manageability has been vastly simplified. The company is able to retain and retrieve resources within the required 30-day period.

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These are the must have SAN features!

Data Storage professionals shopping for SAN storage appliances should go for the ones which have the following features. Reliability, speed, affordability are universal criteria, when it comes to nearly any technology purchase. However, SAN appliances need the following advanced features sets to go beyond.

Note – Don’t overlook any of these essential features on your first or next SAN solution purchase.

Free from forklift upgrades – High value enterprise technological assets have to be upgraded once in a while in order to keep pace with technological developments or to accommodate business growth with the increasing demand for IT resources. It has to be notified that Storage sub-systems and Storage Area Networks are no different from the trend of this IT refreshment. So, go for a SAN which doesn’t support forklift upgrade. It must flexible for future upgrades within the stipulated budgets.

Dynamic LUN Provisioning – While selecting a SAN solution adding disk capacity dynamically should be a feature of first priority. This feature allows storage admins to present extra storage to server systems on the go. Dynamic LUN Provisioning does not require the system admin to reboot the server unless the operating system is too old. This feature makes the SAN capability and your enterprise systems truly dynamic. Administrators can respond very quickly to changing business needs and out of space alerts to avert any downtime or missing SLAs.

Dynamic Snapshots – This feature helps in creating quick backups by allowing admins to backup data from one storage tier to another. Thus, it allows quick point-in-time backups of critical data for databases. Therefore, these snapshots offer a rollback point for data.

WAN replication – This feature can be used to replicate from data center to data center for your own DR solution. It is a very advanced disaster recovery feature where it allows a business and data to get first cut category with dynamic LUN provisioning. When this feature is present, accompanying features such as encrypted data transfer, deduplication and the ability to set automated replication options can also be obtained.

SAN to disk backup – SAN to disk is an advanced feature that enables an administrator to create impromptu backups onto USB or eSATA disks. However, this feature is not intended for regular backups and is only meant for emergency backups, as speed and reliability cannot be obtained in this feature use when compared to RAID arrays.

Multiple RAID configurations – It is always good to have SANs with multiple RAID configurations and should have the ability to mix them within the same environment. Different workloads require different levels of redundancy and so your procuring SAN must have the flexibility to accommodate any type of workload.

In today’s scenarios, most high profile SAN vendors like StoneFly, Inc., offer high end SAN solutions which can prove as one-size fits all scenario with ease. They can act as failovers, serve as database systems, file servers, application servers and web servers.

StoneFly SAN appliances offer robust features such as Snapshot, Mirroring, Encryption, Asynchronous Replication, Deduplication, and Thin Provisioning. The heart of StoneFly products is an award winning software called StoneFusion Intelligent Network Platform. This platform includes advanced Storage Network Management, storage provisioning, centralized volume management, data migration and storage consolidation.

In addition to iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN Storage Solutions, StoneFly has created a series of Hyper-Converged Unified Storage & Server™ appliances and gateways, Scale Out NAS products, and an assortment of Backup/Disaster Recovery solutions.

For those who are concerned about the background of StoneFly, here are some facts. StoneFly is a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory and is a member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), the founding member of the IP Storage Institute (IPSI), a VMware TAP Elite Partner, and a VMware Professional Solution Provider Partner.

To know more call 510.265.1616 or click on StoneFly IPSAN solutions.

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Retailers make merry with latest video surveillance technology!

Video Surveillance in retail stores is being carried out from decades to help in nabbing numerous shoplifters and other criminals. But in recent times, the advances in camera technology and video surveillance have been presenting new marketing opportunities for retailers.

Previously, high cost cameras and dedicated staff were needed to devote hours of monitoring video footage for the same of examining customer habits. But now analytics platform is doing all the said work for the retailers and is helping them in cutting down costs.

For instance, Analytics software for cameras can compile reports that inform retailers on which product in their premises have a lot of demand and where their customers are spending the most time in the store. This will allow companies provide more targeted advertisements to customers on digital sign-ups.

How is video surveillance helping retailers?

Video surveillance is helping retailers to better optimize space and offer a better shopping experience. By looking at where customers are spending time in the store, employees are being better prepared to assist customers in real-time. So, an increase in employee productivity and customer experience can be observed with the help of video surveillance.

This not only helps in improving customers’ experience, but also works out well on economics scale. Demographics info such as age, gender, monitoring stats, store conversion rates based on transaction and customer count numbers can also be obtained. Moreover, it can alert the store owner about rush hours and help him/her field better staff count in those hours. Thus, it saves consumers time and helps in better allocating store resources.

According to Carol, a store keeper in Walmart, video surveillance is also helping the store owner in getting information on the performance of digital signage. For instance, their video analytics enabled surveillance cameras can determine how much impression an advertisement has on customers. If an ad isn’t very eye-catching to a passerby, a retailer can switch it out for another right away. It is reported that this way of promotion works in a great way in sections selling groceries, apparel, electronics, home appliances and Interiors.

But all is not well?

But despite a myriad benefits with this technology, some customers fear that video surveillance infringes their privacy to much, as the advanced cameras have the ability to recognize individual customer faces and track where they are at all times in the store. The prime concern is where this data will go when they leave the premises.

Therefore, the expectations of the consumer should line-up with the business practices around data use. If not, this could trigger a panic among them and in the end could make the businesses loose customers.

So, to avoid loosing customers, businesses need to consider opt-out notices or posting signs that indicate that cameras are rolling. If the customer is not interested on being monitored, then they can stay away from the premises.

Regardless, businesses need to find a balance between respecting customer’s privacy and collecting data to improve marketing.

Finally, the catch is that improved retail experience and customized marketing campaigns may be a huge draw for businesses, saving both customers and storeowners valuable time and money in long run.

Therefore, for all your intelligent video surveillance needs, you can approach DNF Security. This company offers solutions for your mission critical needs. You can get video analytics loaded video management systems as per your needs and budget.

To know more call 510.265.1122 or click on DNF Security Video Management Systems.

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Is Fibre Channel over Ethernet dead?

Data Storage Industry is buzzing with the latest that Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol is dead; thus making the future for iSCSI and FC bright. Generally, in the technological world, when a newer technology arrives, the older one gets tagged with a label that its days are going to be outnumbered soon. But in this case it turned quite opposite. After the arrival of FC and iSCSI it was the turn of FCoE to stand up. However, after having a gala time for a petite period the circumstances totally turned unenthusiastic for FcoE. FYI, FCoE is a standard way to encapsulate Fibre Channel (FC) frames into Ethernet networks. Initially, it was termed to be a lossless protocol encapsulated in a best-effort network and was termed to be a sweetheart to data center networks. But Alas! It did not work as expected, as very few adopted it in practical for the following reasons

  • It’s complicated
  • It needs the expertise of FC and Ethernet teams
  • High investment with unclear ROIs is needed
  • In practical, the standard was not all that standard after all, with different vendors competing to get their specification ratified
  • It did not offer the flexibility which iSCSI did
  • Storage vendors and customers did not feel the need to see another storage protocol in the industry

In the meantime, iSCSI took all the good stuff from FCoE like for example data center bridging and got a true appreciation from end users and vendors. As per SNIA, the standardization process of FCoE started in 2007. But after almost eight years this technology has fallen flat, as most of the vendors are now in support of only iSCSI and/or FC. Therefore, most of the storage analysts are terming the future of Fibre Channel over Ethernet as dead—-similar to AoE.

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DNF Security Combo NVR gives you impeccable security surveillance experience

IP Video Surveillance sector growth is said to have slowed down a bit last year, as per the Security 50 Industry Report. But despite the average growth rate of 25% to 30% some major IP surveillance suppliers like DNF Security are witnessing a steady growth in their sales segment. This phenomenon reflects the fact that these suppliers are updating their product-line as per the demands and evolution of the security surveillance industry.

In order to stand out in this fierce competition, suppliers have started to offer more comprehensive IP surveillance systems and solutions, instead of providing single products alone. They are offering intelligence embedded IP cameras along with sophisticated features embedded NVRs that are ideal to deploy in enterprise environments like banks, public utilities, city surveillance environments, and retails manufactured by some of the leading players in the security industry.

When it comes to the selection of a NVR for a surveillance environment, the compatibility between the cameras and recorder is the utmost crucial factor for an impeccable recording performance. Other than that, recording performance such as frame rates, resolution and user interface of the management system are all critical considerations for a better user experience.

DNF Security, a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory is one such company which keeps its product-line as per the industry demand. Its Falcon Video Storage and Management solutions are ideal entry-level or midrange solutions for organizations looking for high performance storage. These combo NVR’s are efficient, easy to deploy solutions requiring no racks or server room space. With advanced data availability and scalable performance at core, these Falcon series of Combo NVRs allow security integrators to manage video content in a smart way by optimizing processing power for high end video recording and archiving needs.

For businesses which need high volume storage requirements and demand longer archive time, better video resolution and higher frame rates, Falcon Combo NVRs of DNF Security can ensure maximized data retention and scalable performance.

These systems are tucked with high performance features which include the latest hexa (six), octa (eight), deca (ten), dodeca (twelve), tetradeca (fourteen), hexadeca (sixteen) or octadeca (eighteen) core Haswell-EP Xeons in single or dual processor configurations, up to 256GB of DDR4 system memory, and teamed 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

These fault-tolerant series of data storage systems come in a convenient, space-saving chassis with hot-swappable drives and trays supporting storage capacities from 1TB to 288TB. User data is protected with their choice of RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD across twenty-four front hot-swappable and twelve rear hot-swappable SAS or SATA disk drives on an ultra high-performance 12Gbps SAS/SATA hardware RAID controller with full x8 SAS3 end-to-end connectivity and dual 12Gbps SAS links.

A RAID cache flash memory backup module helps protect against data loss in the event of an environmental power failure.

A 1000/1280 Watt dual redundant 80-PLUS Platinum 95.08% high-efficiency certified digital power supply with hot-swappable modules ensures continuous up-time and reduced electrical consumption.

To know more call 510.265.1122 or click on DNF Security Combo NVR series.

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Things you should know about Data Continuity!

Data Storage is becoming a valuable asset to companies dealing with data deluge in their premises. This is due to the fact that data sets are turning into crowned jewels and data continuity plans as essential enterprise commodity tools.

Thus, the demand for securely storing high valued data is turning companies offering data storage services enthusiastic in this segment. They are showing a lot of interest in offering backup and recovery products, in order to turn the trend lucrative for themselves.

But on the other hand, if not wisely handled, data recovery can turn into a nightmare for any company. It can show devastating effect on a business, if the service or tool is not as per the expectation and is unreliable.

For that reason, below are some important things to know about data continuity:

  • Always rely on a credible data storage vendor – It is evident that data storage is foundation for data recovery. Hence always go for vendor who has a credible history in business and an impressive track record. Just surf the website of the storage vendor and see what it has in its customer’s base. A list of big companies/organizations/firms ensures that the vendor offering data storage and related services is reliable enough to take a call. Also one has to make a note that some data storage vendors use inexpensive and unreliable disks, in order to increase their profit margins. These companies offering backup and recovery services just copy data, but don’t replicate them. The may not make a secondary copy and instead just use pointers to the original data set – which is fine, unless the original data gets contaminated. When a disaster strikes the company may completely fail in recovering its business.
  • Whereas, a credible data storage vendor, like StoneFly Inc., a subsidiary of Dynamic Network Factory will provide end-to end disaster recovery (DR) ecosystem. This entail:
  • Both backup and replication (Synchronous or asynchronous) to ensure that the company has an up-to-date copy of all your data.
  • A secondary copy will be available with roll back capabilities of all the data in order to guard against data corruption.
  • Data encryption to protect data capture, data in flight and at rest.
  • Business resiliency support with comprehensive failover capability.
  • A myth to forgo – Many IT heads of different enterprises go with a notion that they can handle data replication and storage themselves on an individual note, which cuts down their operating costs. And so they just buy the replication software and use their current hardware. But this is a pure myth as the latest replication software may not work on older hardware, and the maintenance for old-hardware may become cost-prohibitive. Therefore, buying a storage array and the related backup software or an appliance with preloaded software will be a wise decision to make.
  • Choosing between file and block storage protocols – Data continuity can prove tricky when a disaster strikes, if the storage protocol gets neglected. File-type protocols use the existing network connection, which make them very easy and inexpensive to use. All you need to do is plug into the network and hook the storage device. But the drawback will be that file-type protocols can chew up most of your enterprise network bandwidth. So, if you need to send data of up to a Terabyte, then it can slow down every other user using the network in the company. In block level scenario, protocols such as iSCSI and Fibre Channel can make things easier. ISCSI can use our current network to serve your storage and recovery needs.
  • Nowadays, companies like StoneFly, Inc, are offering backup and recovery appliances with capabilities such as storage, server and backup + disaster recovery needs. When it comes to protocol, they are offering backup appliances with File and Block level intelligence. Therefore, companies starting small can choose file protocols in their initial days of business because of cost efficiency. At the same time, they will have the choice of moving to block protocol, as they mature and data transactions begin to mount up in their enterprise environments.
  • IOPS – Always make sure that your backup and disaster recovery storage IOPS should be matching the speed of your production environment.

By going with the above stated plan, you can create a data recovery plan much needed to protect your company’s crown jewels!

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