North American Systems storage solutions group can help you combine a variety of storage applications to develop a storage solutions that meets your business’ unique needs.
Backup applications create additional copies of data and writes the data to tape to restore if needed. Tape backup helps restore systems when failure occurs, or to restore files that become corrupt or accidentally deleted.
Data archival provides retention of data for a long-term record of business and application data. Ideal for large analysis & auditing tasks, in which the infrequently-accessed data can be retrieved when needed, there are a number of different solutions available.
Data de-duplication is a technology that is designed to tackle the ongoing issue of explosive data growth and storage requirements, reducing “capacity bloat” by removing redundant data. This allows you to maximize the capacity you already have, and increase recovery points.
As disk arrays become more affordable, many IT organizations are implementing D2D (or disk-to-disk) backup to reduce backup windows and recovery times.
Mirroring is a data protection application that aims to protect primarily against hardware failure by copying entire volumes to separate volumes in real-time or near real-time.
Replication provides fault-tolerance, improving reliability by storing multiple copies of databases and filesystems on multiple devices and systems. Local replication is most often used to protect against corrupted data, while remote replication protects against site failures for disaster recovery situations.
Snapshot technology creates “point-in-time” copies of data throughout production cycles, reducing the backup window while increasing points to which data can be recovered to. Snapshots link source and copied data to nearly eliminate the time that data is unavailable, and creating data copies of data that can be scanned for viruses, etc.