Stocarea Datelor. Eficienta Stocarii

Stocarea Datelor. Eficienta Stocarii

The traditional method of storing data on the same servers that is also used to process it, has become outdated. We are in full transition to data storage "in Cloud", focusing on the security and accessibility of the data, making it as easily and as quickly as possible from any device, anywhere. With data capabilities that double each year, companies often have the option of storing data, especially critical (or personal) data, in their own Data Centers. Thus, the main concern is to centralize, consolidate and secure the data, while also providing maximum availability (as close as possible to zero downtime) and an efficient management storage.

Storage solutions: 

 

DAS - Direct-Attached Storage
DAS - Direct-Attached Storage

It is the simplest storage model, being used by most - laptops, smartphones and desktop devices. 

It is also called "Information Islands" because it does not allow sharing with other servers, data or unused resources.

These capacities are underutilized or offer limited capacities that elapse in an accelerated manner. 

SCSI and SATA are examples of DAS protocols. 

SAN - Storage Area Network
SAN - Storage Area Network

The SAN concept is commonly assigned to read-write services (I/O Input/Output) with data blocks and not with file access services. 

Introduces network flexibility so that one (or more) servers can split a shared storage equipment (by connecting with servers via SAS, FC, iSCSI) which may be made up of several equipment including external drives or tapes for archiving data.  

It makes possible the use of network architectures in which multiple hosts access multiple storage devices connected to the same network.  

NAS - Network-Attached Storage
NAS - Network-Attached Storage

Allows multiple computers to access the same file system from the network and synchronize their access. 

The introduction of "NAS heads" has allowed easy conversion from SAN storage to NAS storage, in which a blocked storage device (SAN) administered by a server with the proper software becomes a NAS equipment, using file-based protocols, example (Linux) or SMB/CIFS – Server Message Block/Common Internet File System (Windows environments).   

Rarely, NAS units limit customers to using a single protocol. NAS provides both storage and file system, unlike SAN, which only provides storage at the block level. 

With time, NAS / SAN requirements began to overlap, technologies embedded in new products defining the direction of evolution and providing both file-based protocols (NAS) and block protocols (SAN) in the same system (Unified Storage).  

Data storage has registered a new stage with the widespread use of FLASH (NAND) SSD technology, which will gradually replace, according to statistics until 2026, HDD technologies, overcome both performance (IOPS) and capacity and reliability, cost increasing to the level of spinning discs costs (at that time). 

 

 

Storage Structures

 

 In BRINEL's portofolio there are storage devices: DAS, SAN / NAS - Unified Storage     (Block & File)

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BRINEL comes to meet customers with efficient storage solutions, incorporating technologies from world leaders in technology information: 

 

The equipment can be used in a unitary or specific manner, with the flexibility to use various types of Media (HDDs, SSDs, Flash, Hybrid, All Flash) incorporating Enterprise technologies (internal or external virtualization capabilities) for existing equipment, synchronous or asynchronous remote replication, data compression and encryption, and vertical scalability.

BRINEL is also Authorized Service Provider (ASP), providing installation and maintenance services for storage and back-up infrastructure. 

As a Solution Provider, we can offer consultancy, design and collocation services, disaster recovery, to the implementation, migration and optimization of virtualized storage architectures from the Data Center.