In the IT environment, servers run applications and store data that’s used by those applications. But with the sheer volume of information that’s transacted by companies on a daily basis, server storage capacity is quickly tapped out. To free up space, and utilize larger storage capacities, data can be offloaded from servers onto storage devices, including disk arrays.
A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides shared access to consolidated data storage. SAN’s shared storage provides simplified administration, effective data recovery, and disaster response processes. SANs are one of the largest line-item costs of an IT budget, and a thorough understanding of what you need is critical.
SANs come with many features, such as snap-shotting and built-in replication. iCorps can assess your existing infrastructure to provide a better understanding of which SAN – including features, capacity, and capabilities – fit your needs:
- 15k or 10k rpms?
- iSCSI or Fibre Channel?
- RAID 5, RAID 10, or RAID 50?
- SAS, SATA or Solid State drives?
iCorps data storage services for SANs can scale to meet your company's needs. We are partnered with best-of-breed brands including EMC, Dell Equal Logic, and Net App. Our consultants will ensure your SAN is optimized for better performance, and a high-availability, fault-tolerant environment.