NAS – File Storage
File storage provides a familiar hierarchical structure, ideal for file sharing and collaboration. Files are stored and organized into folders, similar to the physical files you might store in a paper filing system in an office. If you need information from a file, you’ll need to know what room, cabinet, drawer, and folder contains that specific document. While scalability is more limited, it is a simple way to store small amounts of just about any type of data and make it accessible to multiple users at once.
With Dell products, such as PowerMax eNAS, Unity or Isilon, we can provide you scale-in and scale-out solutions relying on our system integration, data resilience and archiving skills.
Block storage improves on the performance of file storage, breaking files into separate blocks and storing them separately. Block storage doesn’t require a single path to data, so you can store it wherever is most convenient and still retrieve it quickly when needed. Block storage works well for organizations that work with large amounts of transactional data or mission-critical applications that need minimal delay and consistent performance.
We design and build our customer successes with Dell and HPE arrays and Storage Area Networks (FC or iSCSI) deploying reliable asynchronous or synchronous data replication configurations tuning performances of hybrid or full-flash arrays.
Object Storage / CAS / Cloud Storage
Object storage is designed to handle large amounts of unstructured data that saves files in a flat data environment as a self-contained object that contains all the data, a unique identifier, and detailed metadata, permissions, policies, and other attributes.
Object storage works best for static storage, especially for unstructured data. It’s less costly to store large data volumes and has few limits to its scalability but may not be the best fit for dynamic data that is changing constantly.
Data resilience is the ability to protect against a data-destructive event, such as a cyberattack, data theft, disaster, failure or human error.
Data storage environments may use redundant components, systems and facilities replicate and encrypt data. Upgrades, migrations and day-to-day maintenance can be performed with no downtime. Data Resilience is an important part of your organization’s overall cyber resilience strategy and business continuity plan (BCP).