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How To Increase Your IT Storage Capacity
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:37:00 AM
 

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By the BlueAlly Marketing Team

These days, every business uses software, and every business stores data. And as software gets more complex and data demands get more intensive, we will all need more storage. In the future, these needs will only increase. You and your IT team will need to plan ahead to arrange for your storage needs going forward.

Fortunately, there are a lot of products and solutions for your IT storage needs.

 

Hardware Upgrades

The most obvious solution is sometimes the best. Storage drives get bigger, cheaper, and faster all the time. Whether you’re talking about buying a new solid-state drive for your PC or purchasing one of HP Inc.’s top-of-the-line servers, buying new hardware is often the best way to deal with your storage needs.

Advantages: You own the hardware and have physical access to it.

Disadvantages: The hardware is likely to become outdated over time.

 

Cloud Storage

Cloud storage allows you to store your data on someone else’s servers and access it via the internet. With an adequate connection, it can be accessed just as quickly and accurately as though it were on your own hard drive. Storage can be part of the IT services which you outsource.

Advantages: Cloud storage is secure, affordable, and scalable.

Disadvantage: Monthly subscription fees. No access if your internet service goes down.

 

Block Storage

Block storage is a method of storing data in “blocks.” This allows for much more efficient storage but requires special software to block and unblock it. Block storage can be used with either on-premises or cloud storage.

One advantage of block storage is that it allows more efficient use of smaller storage spaces. This allows you to repurpose old storage hardware. One method of doing this is with a setup called a RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks).

 

Implementing Your Storage Upgrade

To get the most reliable results, talk to a product and solution specialist to resolve your IT storage needs. 

 



Sources:

https://blueally.com/product-solution#storage

https://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/block-storage#:~:text=Block storage is an approach,fixed-sized chunks called blocks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_(data_storage)

https://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/data-storage-csp/products.html

 
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