Should your business be using SAN storage?

SAN storage can be highly advantageous for businesses of all sizes because it enables all of your data to be managed as a single entity. A lot of companies have data in several places and bringing it together can be both costly and time-consuming. With effective managed SAN storage solutions, however, your data is secured with improved disk utilisation.

Single entity

With SAN, the storage availability being contained in a centralised manner means everything can be managed as a single entity. That puts you at a great advantage when it comes to finding different resources for storage that’s placed as network levels. You’ll also be able to easily assign the storage cost effectively according to the performance needs of your applications. If you don’t have SAN storage, however, your business could just end up buying disk after disk and drive after drive, all of which gets stuck in a costly server.

SAN disaster recovery

If your business has certain departments which need applications to be continuously on, then you need a data continuity solution. If a disaster does strike, then it acts as a failover. A SAN recovery solution for when a disaster occurs is a safe choice for dealing with these scenarios because it will cut the downtime which in turn protects you from major losses.

Improvement of application ability

Having a SAN-based solution in place means applications which need high levels of availability will be served. Over time, applications will fail, either because of data corruption or faulty hardware. Within a SAN storage array, however, consistency of data is ensured thanks to data protection algorithms.

Reduces backup time

Sometimes backups simply take too long, especially within a data storage environment. A SAN solution can duplicate data in next to no time. The duplicates can then serve as your data backup. Backups running with SAN means you’re able to run them at a time to suit you, for whatever duration you need. Everything can be done to suit the individual needs of your business.

If you think your business could benefit from a managed SAN solution, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to see how we can help make sure your data is fully protected and managed effectively.