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Divide and Conquer—Adding a Small-Scale Data Storage Platform

Posted by Layna Shuppert on July 22, 2011

Rather than replacing older equipment in a single large purchase, consider introducing one new platform, a smaller-scale solution in parallel with the existing systems. We’re splitting the difference here.

It may be less expensive to add a new platform than to grow an existing one. It can take a little pressure off an older storage array and give it just the breathing room it needs in terms of capacity and performance, to stretch it one more year.

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Topics: storage platform, storage strategy, how to add storage to your existing platform

Need a New Data Storage Platform? Avoid These Common Pitfalls

Posted by Layna Shuppert on July 15, 2011

If you don’t already have a data storage strategy, choose wisely.

While storage vendors have solutions to fit nearly every size, performance level, and budget, not all scale seamlessly. Many require significant rework—labor costs—to scale up. Others will hit physical limitations that force a wholesale swapping of one storage array for a larger one. Such “forklift” upgrades translate to more capital and people time.

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Topics: storage professional services, storage platform, cloud storage strategy

Adding On to Your Existing Data Storage Platform

Posted by Layna Shuppert on July 8, 2011

From file and email servers to databases, archives, and backup, storage takes on many different shapes. Because of this, performance and manageability should be higher considerations than capacity.

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Topics: storage platform, storage capacity, storage strategy

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