Data loss is a significant problem for businesses in every sector globally. This issue can be resolved immediately with a solid data backup and archiving strategy. Data is the foundation of all businesses and is used to drive innovation. As the use of data grows exponentially in business settings, a smart backup and archiving strategy, based on the “right-sized” storage solution, is vital for all businesses.
We have summarised four important considerations when choosing an efficient backup and archiving storage system for a business setting.
High-performing storage solutions save employees’ valuable time. For example, a Unified Storage device adds sufficient storage space to computers, and, as a result, boosts the available storage space for the many programs, applications and documents that will need to be saved onto the device, offering both file storage protocols (CIFS, NFS), and block storage protocols (FC and iSCSI). The XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution can back up 700 terabytes per day with eight 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports in full configuration.
Cloud services sometimes experience downtime, meaning the devices are not useable for a period of time. For example, in 2015, Amazon Web Services suffered a huge outage which affected the majority of the company’s cloud systems, including all Amazon Services, Netflix, Tinder, and IMDb. If companies rely on cloud storage services, and the cloud has an outage, data cannot be accessed. With Unified Storage, data can be accessed easily. The XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution devices have memory cache protection, meaning that no data is lost in the memory cache when the device loses power. Built on completely redundant architecture they offer 99.9999% ultra-high availability, even online hardware upgrades for host connectivity, and memory is now possible.
One of the most significant benefits of Unified Storage is that data is well protected. All employees can save their data to Unified Storage systems in the knowledge that it will be protected from prying eyes. The XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution utilises ZFS, one of the most secure file systems to date. Since the company has strong background in enterprise and government storage XCubeNXT does not have any application development backdoors, like its consumer alternatives that could potentially lead to weak spots in corporate data security. All this is just a small part of the suite of security features found in the XCubeNXT.
Depending on the amount of storage needed, Unified Storage is a cost-effective solution as it is scalable. There is no need to worry about buying too little storage space, as capacity can be expanded by demand without downtime. For example, with the XCubeNXT Data Backup and Archiving Solution, capacity can be expanded by seven petabytes with a size limitation of single volume. The device can also remove redundant data and compress the data to make more space available.
As outlined above, Unified Storage has a wide range of benefits that can be utilised by businesses across all sectors. In this day and age, when large amounts of data are essential for businesses to effectively operate, they also need an efficient data storage solution that suits their requirements. Contact a member of our experienced team today to find out more about the Unified Storage solutions we offer. Our dedicated team of trusted advisers have a wealth of knowledge in storage and data security, and they can help you find the products that are right for you.