Question: What central storage system would fit our company? We have four existing servers catering to five divisions and 20 sections. We want a central storage system that would allow sharing of data and resources while providing automatic backup.
Bill Oliver's answer:
There are two primary models of centralized storage that fit your requirements. One is network-attached storage (NAS) and the other is a storage area network (SAN). Both architectures will provide for sharing of data, centralized storage management, greater utilization of storage resources, improved speed, and highly automated backup and recovery.
Which system will fit your company will depend on many factors:
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