Data Storage Arrays

Written by Jessica Duquette
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Data storage arrays were responsible in 1999 for one half of the dollars spent on information storage technology. Today, that number continues to grow and storage is the leading IT problem for many organizations. Without decreasing the production of information, companies are struggling to manage this information overflow.

Evaluating Data Storage Arrays

Before browsing through data storage arrays, it's important to define storage needs. How much information is produced on a monthly basis? How often will archived information need to be accessed?

By answering these questions, it will be easier to find a customized data storage solution. The storage industry offers tape, CD or DVD storage methods. Each of these can successfully manage the influx of data, but at certain volumes. DVDs offer 5 gigabytes of space per disk, whereas a CD can hold fewer documents.

Save Space--Save Money

Imagine transferring all paper information to DVD files? More than 25,000 pages can be stored on a single disk. This can eliminate costly off-site storage fees, paper-laden offices and interrupted workflow. Implementing several data storage arrays within existing practices can generate cost savings and improved productivity.

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