Leverage existing network-attached storage and block storage for better data storage management
Improving your enterprise data storage management – essentially, better leveraging your network-attached storage (NAS) data
storage data, as well as access to both – is a challenge for many IT organizations.
When considering best practices for improving data storage management, Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director, validation services at Hopkinton, Mass.-based Taneja Group, explains how to better leverage NAS data storage systems via data classification and tiering tools and techniques. When it comes to block storage, Boles advises users to consider performance management tools and thin provisioning.
He also recommends virtualized I/O and next-generation fabrics to improve access to block storage, as well as wide-area data services and data optimization to improve access to NAS data storage systems. You can listen to our interview with Jeff on improving data storage management or read the transcript below.
Q. How can users better leverage their existing NAS data storage?