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.
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Also see Capacity Expansion and File Sharing