Business Data Storage Requirement
Object Storage is now a vital weapon in the ‘data’ tool chest, but it is important to understand that it isn’t applicable to every use case. When considering data storage, it is important to understand your requirements around Capacity, Speed, Recoverability and Cost. Object Storage has incomparable capacity, extremely high durability and an innovative way of retrieving data. Costs can be contentious due to most Object Storage services having granular pricing and charges for every time data is accessed and can range from cheap to expensive depending on the use case. i.e the cost per Gb may seem low to store but have costly ingress and egress charges.
Key Requirements To Consider
Companies looking to make the most of their data investment and typically have a few key requirements to consider when making this investment:
Darryn Schafferius, Enterprise Account & Business Development Manager at NetApp says that, ‘You simply can’t have a cheap and deep, fast, scalable recoverable, flexible, functionally rich platform as many of these attributes are opposing forces.’ So Digital Sense, working with NetApp, aim to fully understand the business processes and data needs first, before proposing a solution.
Compatibility through Hybrid Deployment
In the end, most companies rely on a hybrid approach to data storage and computing services. While high-speed storage is still necessary for many tasks, Object Storage is quickly becoming the number one choice for data retention and recovery, with its unique integration with modern data analytics. As data requirements continue to grow, organisations cannot afford to allow the size of the data pool to impact the speed of recovery; in the past, if the data pool was large, and fast recovery is a top priority, the solution was most likely to be very expensive.
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