Data Storage

Data Storage - Cloud, HD, Flash & more

When it comes to data storage, there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution. For instance, computer storage has encompassed a variety of technologies, including punch cards, floppy disks, tape, hard drives, and flash technology. In every instance, the objective is the same: keep data accessible and available for the future. These advances in speed and capacity have helped today's sophisticated computing frameworks take shape.

In other words, you need to understand the amount and type of data you have along with the motivation behind storing the information. Having this background will help determine what route to take, whether building on-site solutions or moving to the cloud or some combination of the two. At ClickAway, we'll help you evaluate different data storage options to choose the solution best suited to your specific needs.

Data Storage Options Include:

  • Cloud storage
  • Flash drives
  • Hard drives

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Know your data

Develop an effective and cost-efficient data-storage strategy by understanding the criticality and business value of the data. When formulating your data storage management policy, ask the following questions:

  • How soon do I need the data back if lost?
  • How fast do I need to access the data?
  • How long do I need to retain data?
  • How secure does it need to be?
  • What regulatory requirements need to be adhered to?

What to do if your hard drive is failing?

Don’t neglect unstructured data

Think about how you might want to combine multi-structured data from your transactional systems with semi-structured or unstructured data from your email servers. Make sure that the data management platform you choose will let you combine all these types without months or years of data modeling effort.

Contact your ClickAway service technician for more details and to learn more about which data storage solution is best for you and your company.

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