Premium Content

Access "Keep it simple, stupid: Part deux: Storage Bin 2.0"

Published: 22 Oct 2012

Make sure you aren't using your priciest options to accommodate changing data. In my last column, I described the four lifecycle stages related to data. Here's a quick review: Dynamic active online data Persistent active online data Persistent inactive online/nearline data Persistent inactive offline data So where does staging fit? Staging is all about how data, once born, lives in an ever-changing state until it's permanently archived or deleted. Whether we're talking about a PowerPoint document or an ATM transaction, the birthing of this data has an impact on your larger environment and needs to be treated with consistent, high-level care. As data changes, you should take a good look at any assumptions that dictated IT processes in the previous stages and decide if you need to modify them. The final stage (persistent inactive offline data) is all about checking the box and hoping you never need to think too much about actually invoking a recovery from there. For example, company ABC is exactly like your company. It sells things and runs business systems. ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Big data storage challenges: Speed, capacity and HDFS integration
    big_data_hadoop.png
    E-Handbook

    Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all...

  • Moving target: Endpoint backup
    storage_0814.jpg
    E-Zine

    Mobile workers are now accessing, creating and modifying data on ultra-portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and phablets. Most companies ...

  • A lesson in flash caching
    storage_0714.png
    E-Zine

    Solid-state storage is proliferating as a replacement for hard disk drives, where it offers a quick shift into the fast lane of storage processing. ...