Yes, it makes sense to build your centralized data archives on a SAN backbone to ensure performance and scalability -- if you have already invested in a Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure to support centralized ERP applications and storage or if you are moving in that direction. However, if you are a smaller organization that finds NAS or dedicated server storage adequate for current needs, a NAS storage solution may be the appropriate near-term choice for your storage archives as well. In either case, be sure to consider additional requirements such as disaster recovery. Ed note: If you would like to read additional compliance articles, opinions and expert advice, make sure to sign-up for our ALERTS on compliance. Click here to sign up. SearchStorage.com also offers alerts on low-cost storage.
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