There was once a time when document storage was viewed as a burden, but now the information that an organization collects and generates has become recognized as an asset. Managing and storing your company’s data efficiently has become one of the most important rules that an IT team has to fulfill, as the more intelligently data in handling, the more use can be made of it.
Information management is more vital than ever to organizational success. As a result, data storage technology has experienced incredible growth, making it somewhat difficult for those looking to improve their data storage to know where to begin.
With that in mind, here are five ways to instantly improve your organization’s approach to data storage.
Reduce Data Latency Using Storage Tiers
By utilizing multiple storage tiers, data that is frequently utilized can be housed in primary storage servers while information that is less apt to be requested can be relegated to secondary or tertiary tiers of storage. This system utilizes storage management software that uses internally dictated policies to define priorities. It unburdens high-performance servers, freeing them to provide faster access to frequently-used data and moving infrequently used data to slower, less expensive storage options.
Enhance Performance with Hybrid Storage
Combining flash and spinning discs provides dual benefits and improves productivity. It lets your administrators define which data is hot, or highest priority, and automatically places it on high-performance SSDs that provide quick access. At the same time, this intelligent data management software moves cold or warm data to slower hard disk drives.
Use Smart Reduction Tactics to Eliminate Unnecessary Data
To ensure that you have ample data storage capabilities, you cannot afford to waste valuable space on unnecessary data that takes up part of your storage footprint. Through careful analysis of data usage, automated data de-duping policies can be implemented, taking the task out of your hands and putting money back in your pocket. Other ways to optimize data usage include data compression and thin provisioning.
Take Advantage of Storage Virtualization Technology
An increasing number of organizations are moving to virtualized workloads without making changes to their data storage approach. This leaves them with data infrastructures that are not suitable for the information they are trying to store or the demand for the applications they are utilizing. Virtualized storage opens new windows for pooling information while at the same time providing high-capacity, highly available storage at low costs.
Understand the Capabilities of Your Data Storage Solution
Data storage solutions are designed to increase productivity, decrease costs, save time on search and backup, and address the needs of ceaseless data growth. In many instances where organizations feel that their existing systems are not delivering on that promise, vendor project teams can immediately improve their level of satisfaction and productivity.
Underutilization of data storage management systems can lead to dissatisfaction and frustration and is often a reflection of either poor communication or training on behalf of the OEM. Systems that are unnecessarily complex or require too much effort on the part of the end-user are also a common culprit. Before investing in a data storage solution, ask for training or instructions on how to more effectively utilize the features that the systems provide.
Whether you are looking at adopting an entirely new data storage management solution or implementing a data management strategy that introduces a scalable approach that can grow with your business, ShareArchiver has the tools you need to take your organization to the next level. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer.