Different Types of Data Storage Solutions


The right storage for your data can lower costs, increase security and speed up access to information for your company. Learn about the various options to make a decision that is best suited to your needs.

Virtual Storage Appliance

Virtual Storage Appliances (VSA) are software-based alternatives to physical storage systems. They operate in an environment that is virtualized on a virtual machine (VM) abstracting the storage resources and present them as one single storage device to the virtual machines and the host infrastructure. VSAs allow for flexibility, scalability, and cost savings while integrating seamlessly with virtualization platforms.

SAN Storage

SAN storage stores files on multiple disks, resulting in more redundancy and higher performance than traditional block storage. VMware vSAN is different from other storage solutions that are port-based and can be configured in a cluster to provide maximum performance and with minimal downtime.

Cloud Storage

There are many different types of cloud storage services that are available with the most popular being Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure. This type of storage is ideal to archive data that isn’t used frequently, or to comply with the regulations and standards of industry regarding retention of records.

It’s inevitable that technical glitches will occur but it’s important to have a back-up system in place to avoid interruptions and the loss of crucial business data. The right backup solution will enable you to swiftly recover from an incident, while having the full access to your data. This is particularly important for the most valuable assets, like employees and customer data.