June 03, 2009, 7:56 AM — Each & every business either, large or small, runs only on information, more importantly, available information. When that information is lost or access is interrupted, the impact on business would be critical.
Potentially fatal data loss for a business puts a priority on protecting and securing business information. Small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) are often at a disadvantage when trying to adequately protect valuable business information, as they typically lack the budgets and internal IT of large corporate enterprises. Gartner estimates that less than half of all mid-size businesses and only 25% of small businesses have disaster recovery plans in place.
Smaller businesses face the similar fundamental backup and data protection concerns as large organizations. What is the most cost effective method to reliably protect and recover business-critical information? For many small businesses, the problem is still more difficult because they do not have an IT staff to design, deploy and manage data storage backup and recovery systems. The unanticipated loss of data is the reason to back up. The usual reasons considered for failure are earthquake, fire and flood, but in reality the more likely reasons are hardware failure, software failure, viruses and worms, and human error/mishandling. Small businesses (SMBs) are more vulnerable to human error and harm since equipment is often in an open office environment and is maintained by inexperienced staff. If a disk drive fails, the SMB could lose access to past invoices, purchase orders, inventory or shipping documents or essential accounting records. This is literally a business survival issue.
The good news for businesses is that the technology for data protection is easier and more effective than ever before. Innovations have kept pace with the need to provide comprehensive data protection and make data recovery a quick and easy process. Perhaps the most exciting recent innovation in this area is the introduction of continuous data protection. With CDP, both data protection and data recovery occur with only a fraction of time and labor resources. It also eliminates the threat of major data loss posed by the infrequent recovery points of a tape-only strategy.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) is the ideal solution for SMEs (small medium enterprises) and mid sized corporate departments. The Network Attached Storage from SANAT is capable of handling file transfers efficiently. The SANAT NAS reduces the downtime more effectively than its peers. The Management Console is friendlier to use and shares can be created easily to take backups. The Administrator can restrict the group / users by implementing quotas. Snappicts would be employed as a defense level of protection, by taking a point time copy of data.
Advantages of Network Attached Storage systems (NAS)
• Network Attached Storage (NAS) allows very fast access to storage since the data is typically stored in Raid arrays within the corporate LAN.
• Network Attached Storage (NAS) involves low cost logical storage since the RAIDs or multiple hard disks are stored within the LAN itself.
• Network Attached Storage (NAS) have the easiest installation process, a typical NAS installation may take less than thirty minutes.
• Network attached storage(NAS) is easy to install, administer and manage.