All businesses face the challenge of storing their data easily, inexpensively and quickly. Initially, companies used tape systems to store data. There is now a rapid change to disk-based systems. At the same time, the software that supports this feature and manages the stored data has changed.
With the growing number of branch offices, servers, and data volumes, storage requirements are constantly growing. Organizations need to invest in systems that back up and back up data. This is where the storage software comes in. It performs a triple task:
o # It simplifies control and management of hardware resources (devices and networks).
o # It backs up, archives and retrieves data.
o # It replicates and copies data as it is created or downloaded.
While older storage systems required more time, the newer ones required more investment. Many new storage software tools aim to reduce the cost of disk storage to encourage the adoption of new technology by businesses of all sizes. Some providers also offer more scalable and affordable hosted services for small and medium-sized businesses.
Most storage software solutions rely heavily on hardware options. The ideal combination is a system where software and hardware work together for optimal performance and a high degree of flexibility. Many software storage vendors are collaborating with hardware vendors such as Dell, IBM, Fujitsu, and HP to provide such solutions. Major players have used storage specialists such as Veritas and StorageTek to provide these services.
This consolidation is not necessarily a bad thing. This means that more established players will offer bundled products with additional features, such as content management systems in the storage software, to enable integrated recovery and archiving processes.