Data storage is fundamental for any organization, from the smallest start-ups to the largest corporations. While a company might start off with one IT storage solution, it could quickly outgrow that system as it scales, forcing leadership to rethink how it manages and accesses data across its burgeoning network. Nowhere is this issue more important and complicated than when it comes to enterprise data storage.
Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data sharing functions through connections to computer systems. Because enterprises deal with heavy workloads of business-critical information, enterprise storage systems should be scalable for workloads of hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes without relying on excessive cabling or the creation of subsystems. Other important aspects of an enterprise storage system are unlimited connectivity and support for multiple platforms.