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Direct Attached, SAN, Attached, and IP Network Attached
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Storage Solutions: Direct Attached, SAN, Attached, and IP Network Attached

We offer IT storage services for direct attached, attached storage, and IP network attached storage solutions. Our services are designed around you, providing secure and reliable storage solutions to optimise your infrastructure, ensuring easy and effective management.

Our expert teams can create a shared platform to enhance performance and a secure, reliable base to optimise your environment.

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Storage types
Direct-attached storage:(DAS) is a type of storage that is directly connected to a computer or a server. This is often done through a cable and can take the form of a hard drive or solid-state drive. DAS is typically used for personal computers and small servers.
A Storage Area Network: (SAN) is a specialised, high-speed network that provides block-level access to storage. SANs are typically used in larger data centres where multiple servers require access to shared storage. SANs provide a way to consolidate storage resources and make them available to multiple servers.
SAN is a type of storage that is designed for high-performance, high-availability applications. It is typically used in larger environments and provides shared access to storage resources across multiple servers. Benefits of SAN include centralised management and high availability.
NAS, is a type of storage that is attached to a network and provides file-level access to users and applications. The main benefit of NAS is its ease of use and simplicity, as it provides a simple way to store and access files across a network.
IP network-attached storage: (NAS) is a type of storage that is connected to a network and provides file-level access to data. NAS typically takes the form of a dedicated device that is connected to a network switch. NAS is often used in smaller environments where centralised storage is needed.
IP NAS, is a type of storage that is similar to NAS, but uses IP-based protocols like TCP/IP to communicate over a network. The main benefit of IP NAS is its ability to integrate with existing network infrastructure, making it easy to implement and manage.
Attached storage: refers to any type of storage that is connected to a device. This can include DAS, SAN, and NAS. The key difference between the different types of attached storage is the way they are connected and the level of access they provide.
Overall, the right type of storage depends on your organisation’s needs, budget, and IT infrastructure and our team are ready to help you with every challenge and requirement.
Problem solving and benefits

Direct Attached Storage:
(DAS) is connected directly to a server or workstation, making it fast and non-shared storage. It’s a simple and cost-effective solution for small businesses or individuals.

Storage Area Network:
(SAN) is a high-speed network that provides block-level access to data storage. It’s ideal for large enterprises that need high-performance, scalable storage with centralised management.

 

Network Attached Storage:
(NAS) is a file-level storage that can be easily accessed over a network. It’s suitable for businesses that require centralised storage for sharing files and data.

IP Network Attached Storage:
(IP NAS) is a type of NAS that can be accessed over the internet, making it easier to access data from anywhere.

Delivery

This is how our team will deliver a successful storage project:

1.

Defining goals and requirements:

Before starting with the implementation, it’s important to define what you want to achieve with the project. We’ll find out about your business needs, data storage requirements, and performance expectations.

2.

Choosing the right technology:

We’ll Analyse the available technologies based on your requirements and choose the one that fits best. You can consider direct attached storage (DAS), Storage Area Network (SAN), Internet Protocol (IP) network-attached storage (NAS), or cloud storage.

3.

Designing and planning your infrastructure

Our team will plan the architecture, topology, and layout of your infrastructure, ensuring that it can meet your storage and performance requirements and is scalable.

4.

Testing and validation:

Before going live, we’ll test your implementation in a controlled environment. This will help identify any issues or performance bottlenecks and ensure that your system is working as expected.

5.

Training your team:

Once the system is live, we can work with you to educate, advise and train your team on how to use it effectively. This will help ensure that your team can efficiently manage and utilise your storage infrastructure. Our team of specialist can also offer post-project support.

Of course, every project is unique and may involve additional steps depending on your specific needs.

Get in touch with our team of experts by calling 020 8686 8800 or filling in the form below, and we’ll be happy to talk about how we can help you with your storage needs.

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