It’s so important to be able to store data easily and be able to retrieve it just as easily, right when it’s needed. Without access to their data, companies may not be providing their customers with the preferred level of service. When information isn’t available, poor customer service results, and that could lead to a loss of sales. A lack of information can also bring about team collaboration problems.
IT Xchange delivers flexible and secure storage solutions. Let us help you assess your storage needs and optimize it to balance cost with capacity, performance and convenience.
When it comes to data storage, small businesses may have storage-related needs such as:
- Lower cost options
- Ease of operation when there is no IT staff
- Ease of data backup
- Data always available when needed
- The capacity for growth
Storage Area Network (SAN)
A SAN is a network of storage devices that’s accessible to multiple servers. It’s a secure high-speed data transfer network that provides access to combined block-level storage, which is a type of storage commonly used by larger businesses in SANs and similar storage systems. Blocks are run by a server operating system and each block can be operated as an individual hard drive.
A storage area network, as the name suggests, makes a network of storage devices available to numerous servers. SAN devices appear as attached drives to servers, which eliminates traditional network bottlenecks.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
A NAS system is a storage device connected to a network that allows storage and retrieval of data from a central location. This is an effective, easily upgraded, low-cost storage solution for business. NAS is like having a private cloud that’s faster, less expensive and has all of the benefits of a public cloud.
A disk array is a data storage system used for block-based, file based or object storage. This dedicated storage hardware contains spinning hard disk drives or solid-state drives. A disk array may contain several disk drive trays.
Storage & Backup Accessories
IT Xchange can also provide you with storage and backup accessories such as:
- Hard drives
- Portable hard drives
- External hard drives
- Solid state drives
- USB flash drives
- Removable drives such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray disks
- Memory cards
Our highly-skilled staff can assess your needs and suggest flexible, upgradable and secure storage solutions for your particular business situation.