Keeping your data manageable with storage consolidation
Before your database files, documents and reports exceed existing storage capacity, you need to plan and create a consolidation strategy. Understanding the various types of data you need to store or retrieve can help you choose and implement the right storage solutions.
The most basic type of data consists of file storage, which places pieces and parts of the data — for example, a word processing document — randomly across a hard drive. Applications such as database files require larger contiguous sections of the disk drive using block storage. Most likely, you have both files and block storage, and will ultimately need to create a more robust, unified storage solution.
Creating a consolidation strategy and choosing the right storage device can help you cut cost now. But more importantly, consolidation can help you reduce energy costs; shrink or maximize facility requirements; and ultimately, free up yourself and your staff from constantly monitoring and maintaining your data infrastructure.
Find the right storage solution for your business below.
Also see Capacity Expansion and File Sharing
Choose an industry-leading block storage option that allows you to add file capabilities when you need it — today or in the future — to create a unified solution.
|PowerVault MD3200i||PowerVault NX3500|
Consolidate your large database files onto a single platform with the PowerVault™ MD3200i. Use your existing Ethernet infrastructure to implement now and scale out as business demands.
The PowerVault NX3500 enables a single file share to scale up to the capacity of the MD deployment, currently 192TB of raw capacity.
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|EqualLogic PS4100 or PS6100 Series||EqualLogic FS7500|
Ideal for companies that need extended capacity for remote offices or small business, the EqualLogic™ PS Series provides an affordable, low-cost entry point into iSCSI SAN solutions.
Grow block and file capacity nondisruptively with EqualLogic FS7500, the only scale-out unified storage architecture optimized for midsize and smaller deployments.
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|Dell Compellent Storage Center||PowerVault NX3000 HA Cluster|
Dell Compellent Storage Center with Fluid Data technology delivers an all-in-one storage array that always puts data in the right place at the right time for the right cost — and dynamically adapts to meet changing business needs.
A cluster-ready, high availability storage solution with integrated storage-specific features like Single Instance Storage (SIS) file deduplication, replication, remote management and built-in, advanced software for automatic, policy-based data management.
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|PowerVault MD3600F||PowerVault NX3000 HA Cluster|
Meet escalating performance demands for fibre channel storage consolidation that require high-availability high performance without sacrificing ease of use.
A cluster-ready, high availability storage solution with integrated storage specific features like Single Instant Storage (SIS) file deduplication, replication, remote management and built-in, advanced software for automatic, policy-based data management.
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