If your world is just web surfing and a few emails throughout the day, network storage is probably not that important to you. Also, with the increased use of hosted applications more and more storage is done off the local network but hosted on someone else’s network.
However, if you have a growing database of images, documents or some other kind of data on your network you need storage.
Small Business Computing writes Some storage vendors have an unrealistic idea of what constitutes appropriate storage solutions for small business. They’ll tell you about “inexpensive systems” for under $100,000 or mind-boggling Storage Area Network (SAN) architectures that are now “SMB ready.”
Instead of simply adding servers when you need more storage, Network Attached Storage, is a much simpler and more manageable way to add storage while keeping your data secure.
I recently reviewed a product from StoreVault which offers a range of useful features at a reasonable price. Read the article here.
There are many storage solutions on the market and it is so important that you pick a storage solution that can GROW with your needs. You don’t want to buy a storage solution like a throw away cell phone – use and throw. Nah – you want a solution that can stay with you and meet your needs for the long haul. Like a great marriage.
Read the full Small Business Computing article here.