Does Your Data Center Need a Storage Server?

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 9, 2010

As a business grows it reaches a size where it needs servers for certain functions including data storage -- bringing additional responsibilities like space, power, cooling, and expansion. This Information Week Blog discusses local and shared storage in the data center.

Not all data centers need some form of local storage.

"The value of this type of storage reduction to the larger organization is that all data is now centrally located in the primary data center making data protection and other storage management functions significantly easier. Most often these solutions are focused on file services type of traffic (CIFS and NFS) as well as email traffic (IMAP). Look for these WAN appliances to add the ability to support block protocols across the WAN as well. This allows remote servers to think they have local storage in similar fashion to the cloud storage example above."

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